Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Glitter Flower Tutorial

As promised (a week ago!), here is the tutorial for the glitter flower. What you will need:

1. White silk flower (I used the large one from the Pretties Kit from Stampin' Up!)
2. Crystal Effects
3. Ink Refill in your choice of colors (I used Lavendar Lace from Stampin' Up!).
4. Fine glitter. (Stampin' Up!'s fine glitters work GREAT!)
5. 2 styrofoam papers plates (or other disposal surface)
6. Old paintbrush

Step 1: Put about a quarter size of Crystal Effects on your plate. (this looks more than a quarter because it has spread out before I got the picture taken!) Add several drops of ink refill. (I used 3 for this tutorial)
Step 2: Mix the two together very well.
Step 3: Paint the Crystal Effects mixture all over the flower. Be sure not to be stingy with the mixture and cover the flower completely.

Step 4: Move the flower to the clean plate (this just keeps from wasting a lot of glitter on all the glue that is on the first plate). Cover the flower completely with fine glitter. Let dry completely.
Step 5: Just add a smaller flower and a brad into the center of the flower and it is ready to use in your glitzy and glam project!

Experiment with color by adding more ink refill. Or mix and match the color of your ink refill and your glitter to add some funkiness to your project. Let your imagination go wild!


Courtney said...

Oh this is too cool, Kim! Thanks for the pics!

Anita said...

Wow! What a great way to color and glitter your flower. TFS!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful tutorial, Kim, thanks for sharing it with us. Courtney sent me to say hello!

Christi said...

Gorgeous!! Love this idea!

Joanne said...

Hi Kim! I just learned about your blog. It's great! I love this beautiful flower. I will definitely have to try this...

Becky said...

This is wonderful!!! When I think about how expensive those glitter Prima flowers are...argh!