Hi there and Happy December! This is Jenni here to share another non-photo layout I made using the December ‘We Are Made of Stories’ kit. I also have a few tips for glittering wood veneer. I did a project last month that I used on my mantle as part of my Fall decor and thought I might do the same for Christmas!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to die cut the title from the center of a piece of patterned paper from Pink Pailsee. I backed the negative spaces behind the words using more paper from Elle’s Studio and the 6×6 Pink Pailsee pad, part of the ‘Favorite Elf’ Add-On. Inspired by all the metallics included in the kit, I knew I wanted to use glitter and embossing powder on the wood veneer!
These are the supplies I used. Gold and silver glitter, gold & silver embossing powder, Versamark ink, glittering glue (any white craft glue would work) and of course the wood veneer.
I made a paste of 2 parts water to one part glue in a jar and mixed it well. Although the glittering glue helps, it is watering it down that keeps it from clumping.
I used a small brush to paint a thin layer of glue onto part of each snowflake and dropped it into a pile of glitter.
Working in two batches, one for each color, I used my tweezers to hold the snowflake and tap off the excess glitter. I kept tapping until nothing else fell off! The tweezers are also great to hold something small when heat embossing.
One of the best tips I ever heard was from Wilna Furstenburg who suggested a lint roller to pick up excess glitter! It works unbelievably well!
I had originally planned to arrange the snowflakes in a circle but decided on a heart instead, making a bow at the top with the twine included in the kit. I also layered gold and silver thread onto the paper before adhering the wood veneer to the background. I matted the whole project onto another piece of the patterned paper from Pink Paislee to frame it and add stability.
I love glitter all year, but especially around the holidays. Share how you used the wood veneer snowflakes or other parts of the December kit on our Facebook Page. Happy Holidays!