I’m a guest designer for Art Glitter

It is finally March and I can finally tell you that I will be a guest designer for Art Glitter for the next three months!

If you have read my blog or taken any of my classes, you know that Art Institute Glitter Designer Dries Clear is one of my favorite adhesives and that I use it on many of my projects — with or without glitter. If I need a liquid adhesive, it is the one I reach for because it dries quickly, is super strong and you don’t need very much of it, so it lasts for a really long time. Every KaiserCraft wooden project I make is held together with this glue — seriously!

Of course, the adhesive is not the only product Art Glitter makes. They have hundreds of colors of glitter in all different styles, which is what first drew me to the company 10-15 years ago when I found them at a rubber stamp show.

For the past few weeks, I have been pushing my creative boundaries, trying new (to me) products, experimenting and having a great time creating projects for Art Glitter. I am sure I have been a little more sparkly than normal, but no one has said anything. Of course, no one said a word when I had blue fingers for 2 weeks after playing with Adirondack Color Washes, either …

Anyhow, I have fallen completely head-over-heels in love with Vintage Glass Glitter and I can’t wait to share my creations with you. Art Glitter asked for home decor and altered projects, and since I was so honored to be a part of the “team,” I happily agreed. I have four finished, one in the works and another still wandering around in my mind. My first blog post on the Art Glitter site will be Monday.

Here’s a link to my bio on their site …

And, here is a link to their Facebook site. Please “like” them and share your questions, projects and comments with us all.

Just to tease, here’s a sneak peek at one of my projects …

Ornamenting the tree

Making ornaments for the Christmas tree is easy — if you have the right products.

These are wooden ornaments by KaiserCraft. They only cost a couple of dollars and can be covered with a variety of products for unique, and beautiful, gifts.

For this one, I wanted to play with Vintage Glass from Art Glitter. I thought it would provide a little more texture than just the microfine glitter I normally use, so I used it for the tree.

Then, I added glitter to the remaining part of the ornament. I just used my finger to spread around Art Institute Glitter Glue in Clear and then poured glitter on top.

Then, I added a few beads, also from Art Glitter, to finish it off.

Although it’s hard to see the beauty and dimension of the different hues and sparkles in the glitter, I hope the photos are good enough to inspire you. (Click on the photos to make them bigger) I can’t wait to see how they look next to the lights on my tree!

When I finished the first one, I found that I loved the deep purple so much, I covered the entire last one in it. It was simple and super easy, but I think the result is amazing!

For the middle one, I wanted to try something different, so I covered it in Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Then, I used a snowflake stamp by Inkadinkado and black Ranger Archival Ink to create a patterned design.

Next, I added a bit of gold Perfect Pearls for some shimmer. In the end, there isn’t a whole lot of it visible, but I think it adds to the overall look.

Then, I applied four layers of UTEE, which¬†turned the ornament from flat to sculpted. I absolutely love the dimension it created. It’s going to Guam for my son’s tree.

The two glitter ornaments are currently at Scrap Tales, if you’d like a closer look …