Monday, September 29, 2014

Glimmer Paper and Feathers from the Stampin' Up! blog

Today's post comes from the Stampin' Up! blog, written by Kaitlyn Zumbach of the
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team. Do you ever check there for ideas???

Glimmer Paper in Every Color? Why Not?

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We all love how beautiful Glimmer Paper is, but sometimes I think we’re afraid to touch it because it’s so pretty. When I first saw the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, I knew it would be great to color!
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I started by spritzing the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Just use a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill of your choice (in this case, Rose Red). Easy! I then cut the spritzed Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot and the large feather from the Feather Framelit Dies to make an embellishment for this fun and pretty card.
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Since you can spritz the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, why not use theDecorative Masks to create patterned Glimmer Paper? I mean, come on, these Crushed Curry circles look pretty great! There was one catch—even with rubbing alcohol, they still took a while to dry. I used the Heat Tool to speed up the drying, but color was still coming off. So, I just heat embossed where I colored using Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and it worked like a charm!
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Spritzing the Glimmer Paper worked beautifully, but then I wondered what would happen if I watercolored it using an Aqua Painter? Magic! That’s what happened! The Aqua Painter allowed for great saturated color, especially with Blackberry Bliss. (I also filled the Aqua Painter with rubbing alcohol instead of water since it dries much more quickly.)
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I loved how the watercoloring turned out, so I did it again! This time I stamped the image from the Four Feathers Stamp Set in StazOn ink on Glimmer Paper and colored over it using Lost Lagoon. It was a simple technique, but it created a great effect!
I bet you’re dying to play right now with some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, so go ahead! Pull out all of your colors and enjoy!
Kaitlyn Zumbach
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

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