Sunday 18 August 2013

The Studio Challenges - August 18th: Glitter

Oh yes, that's right... the new challenge over at The Studio Challenges has to do with everything that glitters - glitter, gems, sequins etc...

You can imagine how happy I am... hahaha OK, I like glitter, I'm just not used to the whole mess it can create.

But this time I decided not to avoid it and instead of using "safer" products I thought I should go for some really glitter. The result:

Oh yes, I did the golden background with glitter! Not only that, but I did experiment quite a lot before I decided on my approach.

At the end I got the best result using mask, mod podge glue and palette knife. I put my mask on the paper and used the palette knife to add the glue as we would do with modeling paste. I lifted the mask, added tons of glitter (well, it looked like tons to me!). As soon as I cleaned my mask I went back and slightly pressed the glitter with my fingers. The result? Can't be described... A very bad quality photo might given you an idea:

And a closer photo of the background:

Well, it worths the while, right? And yes, I will admit it: I did enjoy it very much!

I added a few more glittery details such as stickles on the cat-clip, glittery font for the title and a few rinestones...

The best of the whole experience is that I had left the page with the experiments on the desk and Lola thought it was a good idea to lie on top of the page. I had a glittery live cat in the house for some time, lol!

So, that's all from me for today... I hope you like it and I hope you will come over at The Studio Challenges to see the glittery creations of the design team and to play along with us. You have two weeks!


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1 comment:

Anni said...

Haha, that is so much fun!
Thank you for the story behind the layout (and for the photo of your glitter hand)!
I think the result is worth all the ... glitter!

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