Let the Glitter Fall Where It May – Tutorial

By Jenni Calma

December 10, 2014

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

One Comment on “Let the Glitter Fall Where It May – Tutorial”

  • Kim A.

    This is really beautiful!!!

    December 10th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

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