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In last week's webisode, I mentioned saving the liner paper from the adhesive tape. Today, I will show you an idea for using it! ;)
Burnished velvet (with micro-fine glitter) is one of those techniques that never fails to WOW--I have to admit, I can never resist running my finger over it because that smooth, glittery, velvety surface always amazes me... SO *plush*!!!
This particular method/variation of the technique involves "glitter masking" and is kind of like building a layered puzzle, for lack of a better description. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- The liner paper is very slick so to prevent dies from slipping and sliding during the die cutting process, try using Washi tape to secure the die and liner paper together to the cutting pad of your die cutting machine. Ask me how I know...
- As you layer your masks, remember that whatever image (or images) you choose to be in the foreground should be masked first (It will ultimately be the last image you apply glitter to)
- Apply masks for anything appearing in the background in subsequent layers
- Be careful not to touch exposed adhesive surface with your fingertips as the natural oils from your skin can neutralize the adhesive
- Use scraps of liner paper over the top to help burnish down the masks, especially along the edges (see previous tip; you'll see me do this on the video)
- Once you start applying the glitter, you will be working from/starting with the background to the foreground, removing the masks and applying each color one at a time
- Work on clean scratch paper as you add each new color to avoid cross-contamination of glitters. Ask me how I know that, too... LOL!
- As you start to apply glitter and burnish with your fingers, take care not to inadvertently snag the edges of your masks; if they lift up, you may end up a color of glitter in an area that you did not want
- Before adding the next color of glitter, squeegee off excess on the surface as much as you can with your fingers, then use a soft brush to continue sweeping it away. This will help avoid cross contamination and give a crisply, cleanly glittered result
- Save your masks! They can be used many times over; just make sure they are free of glitter for future use. I store mine in a zip loc baggie, in the same drawer with my glitters
- Embellishments can be mounted to the finished glittery surface with Glossy Accents or Glue Dots
I think this would make a beautiful card for so many different occasions--not only Mother's Day, thinking of you, get well, friendship, but also even for sympathy situations.
One thing I wanted to mention is that I used the vertical Memory Box Butterflies Delights Die on a scrap of White Linen card stock that happened to be handy, but the horizontal Dancing Butterflies one also has tiny butterflies that would work just the same.
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