Time passes SO quickly! It was July when I had the pleasure of a "playdate" with Heather and Lisa. Heather loves Halloween and so we pulled out the Halloween punches I had and Lis shared the Burnished Velvet technique with her. As Lis demonstrated I was the fetcher and clean-up gal because I knew where to find everything and then could put it away again :-D BUT I had an idea I just had to try so my clean-up role was quickly dismissed as I created the glittered piece below - LOL!
To learn more about Burnished Velvet you can read the following posts:
- Puttin' on the Ritz - Creating Glittered Designer Paper
- Puttin' on the Ritz - Creating Glitter Borders
- Puttin' on the Ritz - Glitter Ritz that is! Going Transparent
- Tape and Glitter, Glitter and Tape! by Lisa Strahl
Begin by adhereing Be Creative tape to the Blackbird paper and then cut out the oval using a Nestability. I have found that sometimes (depending on the weight of my designer paper) I have had to run my sandwich through my machine two times before it cuts all the way through the tape and the paper. It works best if I place my die so that it cuts through the tape layer first, with the designer paper on the bottom.
Remove the tape backing and position your decorative images punched from the tape backing (remember to position it with the words facing up for best results) I have alphabetically listed the order in which I placed my elements down on my sticky tape in hopes of assisting you with the layering.
- a - haunted house
- b - flying witch
- c - circle
TIP: If you want an image to be used as a whole place it on your sticky surface first - that way it will be the last item to be removed and glittered.
I have then numerically listed the order in which I lifted my elements and applied the glitter.
- warm highlights
- java bean
TIP: Remember to thoroughly burnish each color of glitter in place before applying the next color to avoid mixing the colors. This is especially important when working from light to dark as I did in this case. If it is not thoroughly burnished some of the dark colors may migrate into the lighter colors. This can be an added effect in some cases, so think about the final look you are trying to create before making your burnishing decision.
Glitter and Halloween... they go together like bread and butter! SO pull out your punches and see what Spooky creation you can create :-D