Hello friends! Emily here today with a technique to add sparkle to your scrapbooking. I have fallen in love with crushed glitter glass, it's a chunkier version of glitter, therefore it doesn't stick to everything and end up on you nose, eyelids, and forehead when you are using it. I also love how it sounds when it's falling on a page, like tinkling glass almost.
I tried this technique first with this card I made for Jillibean Soup a while back. I thought the glitter would be a festive touch to a New Year's card, I tried to make it look like the confetti that falls from the ceiling on that holiday.
I thought it would make a fun page treatment on a layout, I was right. I tried it on this page, but instead of clustering all my dots at the top and letting them fall down through the design, I spread them out evenly from top to bottom, in a semi-random pattern. I think it helps to lead your eye through the layout about my son.
It's really simple to add some sparkle.
I use a quick drying tacky glue, like Aleene's Fast Grab, and dab a bunch of random dots on my paper.
Then I sprinkle each dot with the glitter glass, lightly press it with my hand, but don't add too much pressure or your won't get the balled look. I let it sit for a few minutes, then I carefully tap the excess glitter off the page and return it to its storage container. I let the paper fully dry and continue on with my layout.
I love the 3D effect it gives to my design, and it brings a nice texture to the project as well. I encourage you to give it a try!
~ Emily Pitts
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