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