Friday, June 17, 2011

Playing with German Glass Glitter

One of Jenni's tutorials over at BPC covered German Glass Glitter. So i had a play with some, it was a LOT of fun! The shine on this stuff is so much more sparkly then regular glitter. It is SO pretty. i'm officially addicted, and i need it in every colour! You should definitely try it out.

Paper, Card, Metal Banner: Pink Paislee, Alpha Stickers: Studio Calico, Other: German Glass Glitter, Vintage Ledger Paper, Brad, Embroidery Thread.

Now, a confession. i always do everything by eye. Never a ruler in sight. i don't know any real life scrapbookers so i'm not sure if with scrapbooking people usually measure things out (?) but that's not the way i roll. Things usually work out ok, but on this occasion, not so much! i'd already stuck the paper + photos down and written out the journalling when i realised that it was all placed too high on the page! ooops! It's been bugging me, but i can't figure out a way to rectify it, so it is what it is. The memories are down and i had fun making the page so i just need to let it go.

i used the German Glass Glitter in 2 ways. First i covered a brad in liquid adhesive then sprinkled the Glitter over it and shook off the excess.

i made this ruffle by sewing through a few sheets of tissue paper then using the same glass glitter technique on the edges of the ruffle.

i also used it on another page, on some JBS buttons to add some extra pretty.

Papers, Buttons, Stickers, Journalling Card, Alpha Rub-ons, Stick Pin. Mask: Heidi Swapp, Mist: Studio Calico, Word Stickers: Girls Paperie, Other: German Glass Glitter, Twine, Brads, Crochet Flowers.
Photo Credit: Alex Avery

How amazing is my friend Matt's Halloween costume? i LOVE that he made so much of an effort, he totally outdid me which is no mean feat when it comes to fancy dress, i take it very seriously! i think by the end of the night he was regretting that green face paint, hee hee!


Sian said...

I love the glitter along the edges of the crepe paper - that's very pretty!

I'm not good at measuring either: sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't..

MandyK said...

Both layouts are fab! I'm not a big glitter fan but just might have to give it a try after seeing your pages. Love the Halloween photo too cute! Have a great weekend!

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