ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!
Now last week, I noticed that I had "Mis-Read" my challenge, and instead of doing the "Double Glitter" technique, I had used "Double THE Glitter" tee hee. But I knew that the Peacock Stencil LG 730 really had to be done in the Double Glitter or "Glitter Painting" (as you have heard me refer to it) technique, and here she is....
As to how I did it, I covered my stencil in Coconut Soap (so the stencil wouldn't stick to my SookWang) and laid it down on my SookWang Tape. I probably should have taped off areas to prevent the glitter from getting in the wrong area's, but I wanted a loosey goosey blended look, and didn't want it to look too "Perfect". (P.S. "Loosey Goosey" IS the technical term!). I then used Art Glitter's "Rose Garden" PeeWee glitter set, exclusively to "paint" my Peacock. Obviously I used the darkest Green for the tips of the swirls, and filled in the rest with the lightest Green. I then used the Darkest Pink on the ends of each Feather, blending into the medium Pink, and then filling in with the lightest Pink. I wanted to add a little more dimension in the Peacocks colouring though, so I used the Medium Green (sort of had a bluish hue) to add some depth to the Peacocks face and back.
Now you're probably admiring how delicately perfect I glittered her eye...you were, weren't you...and I have a secret to tell you...I actually gently coloured over the glitter with a Copic Marker! Yes, I KNOW! I actually own a Copic Marker! Because the Glitter is non porous, you need a permanent marker for the colour to stick to it. So Tombow aside, I had to turn to Copic. I guess they have their uses after all, tee hee.
Anyway, after all the glitter was added to the main image, I carefully removed the stencil, and then applied the Clear glitter from the same set, all over the background. If I were to do this again, I must confess that I would use a background glitter that was a little more Matte in finish, as the original is SO sparkly, that it almost takes away from the Peacock itself.
You will have to come by the store to see this beauty in person though as she is quite lovely!
Now go visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Technique with a wedding theme. Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to firstname.lastname@example.org
for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil
prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada
For more inspiration from the Dream Team, here's the blog list for this week:
*For the month of June Art Glitter is selling 1 oz jars of glitter for $5.98 (regular price $7.32)! Get the deets HERE!
And with that,
Spread the Sparkle,
Glitter on the Go
and Don't forget your Glitter Gone Mat (tee hee)