This is my new technique for Some Odd Girl April Photo Challenge.  A few months ago I went to see a friend and a scrapbooking store was reinventing itself as a mixed media store.  They had incredible discounts on everything in the store.  I had been considering trying out silk glitter for a few months…and the prices they had were INSANELY inexpensive!  So, I purchased a lot of colors!  Since then, I have been gathering other needed supplies and quietly avoiding using my new glitter.

I decided that using this for the first time would be my new technique.  I tried cutting something out fancy with the Silhouette.  Twice.  It didn’t work.  So, decided to start with something easier…an actual die.  I only have a few, so the options were limited.  I decided on a frame die and went with doing something graphic…simple shapes, high impact!

The technique is to layer with tape and mask off areas that you want to make another color.

I decided to use a dragonfly patterned paper as the first layer to see if there was any translucency to the glitter.  There is, but only for the diamond (clear/white).  If you want to see a close up of the porthole, check out it out on Instagram (crafitsan_studios) (publishing on the 12th, but later in the day).

When I was done with glittering, I realized that the rounded corners with a round hole was reminiscent of someone on a ship looking out a port hole.  So, the porthole window shows a reality that is hidden from view by the rest of the artist trading card.

 

Details:

  1. Card Base: Product packaging, dragonfly paper – scrap, chomped.
  2. First Layer:  Tape adhesive over the whole thing, the square and circle masked off, turquoise silk glitter.  Rub/burnish in well!
  3. Second Layer:  Tape adhesive exposed for the square, circle masked off, fuchsia silk glitter.  Rub/burnish in well!
  4. Third Layer:  Tape adhesive exposed for circle, nothing masked, warm diamond silk glitter.  Rub/burnish in well!
  5. Words:  Created in Silhouette Studio, Milkshake font, dots created with Sharpie, colored with a brush and Glimmer Mist – Dragonfly.

Submitted:

  1. Left of Center
  2. Not Just Cards

Goodies:


Craftisan Studios Brass Dog

 What's the Deal with the Dog?

 If this inspires you let me know!

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  1. Fabulous bold geometric design Kim! I have never used Silk Glitter, but will definitely be looking out for some. I particularly love the turquoise & purple colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us again at Left of Centre Creative Challenges for Challenge 73 Spots & Stripes. Hope you can join us for our next weekly challenge. AELx

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