Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paradise Layout

In preparation of moving to Hawaii soon, I am all about things being tropical. Thanks to Graphic 45 for making a super fun collection that screams tropical.

I made a layout using tons of glitter to add extra embellishments to the page.

Here is the layout I created.

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I made this a little with my nephew Jack in mind. I will show you some close ups and let you know what glitter I used where. But all of the adhesive was Designer Dries Clear!

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I used three different glitters in this swirl, the darkest is #129 Nova Ultrafine Opaque Hologram, the brightest #329 Egyptian Blue Ultrafine Opaque Hologram, and the lightest #329 Dreams Ultrafine Transparent.

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In this part I used #92 Bananan Ultrafine Transparent for the more yellow parts, and #91 Orange Crush Ultrafine Transparent for the yellow-orange parts.

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This gorgeous flower is put together by using #329 Egyptian Blue Ultrafine Opaque Hologram, the yellow is #92 Bananan Ultrafine Transparent, and the green is #49 Deep Forest Ultrafine Opaque.

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Lastly, I added some red to this beautiful lady using #175 Retro Red Ultrafine Pearlescent. Don’t you just love this Maxxi Girl Rhinestone Swirls from Want2Scrap! It is so pretty, and gave me an extra flair to the page!

I hope you enjoyed my layout. The Graphic 45 paper is from the Tropical Travelogue Collection called Seaside Holiday, and I just added photos, and glitter. If I added any more, I think It would have really been overdone. But this paper, was gorgeous, and I could not pass it up!

I hope you enjoyed my layout! Be sure to swing by the Art Glitter Blog to see an amazing project I did to my heels. Yes, my heels!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Glitter Jar using Fantasy Fiber!

In case you missed this post of mine on the Art Glitter Blog, I thought I would share it with you!

I always love taking things that I have sitting around and making them beautiful and turning them into something usable again. That is exactly what I have to share with you today. I am going to take you through how to take an old candle jar and turn it into a beautiful use for storage.


To create this beauty, here is what I started with,

An empty candle jar (lid optional)

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Ultrafine Transparent Glitter in #85, Crystal

Fantasy Fiber in Snowflake

Parchment Paper


Painter’s tape

Start by taping off a ring at the bottom of the candle jar, and the top of the jar. Then apply the Designer Dries Clear Adhesive with a paintbrush to the untaped areas and sprinkle on Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.


After the adhesive has dried, peel off the painter’s tape. On top of a piece of parchment paper, lay out Fantasy Fiber long enough to stretch around the length of the candle jar.


Then lay another piece of parchment paper on top of it. With an iron set on medium or polyester setting, heat the parchment paper where the fiber is for about3-5 seconds. When you lift the top sheet of parchment paper, the fibers should have adhered to each other and have a nice glossy finish, and will not separate from each other.

Place a line of Designer Dries Clear Adhesive around the bottom of the top ring of glitter. Wrap the Fantasy Fiber around the middle of candle, gluing it in place. Let it completely dry, then trim the fantasy fiber around the jar and add any extra embellishments to your liking.


I filled it with some candy, but it could be used for anything from holding craft supplies, to collecting loose change. I hope you enjoyed my project. Be sure to stop over at the Art Glitter Blog for more inspiration!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Glitter Baby Feet

My nephew Owen turned ONE!!

And to celebrate I wanted to make something fun to give their family as his birthday gift. They already have a 2 year old, so I knew they have MANY toys. I wanted something to capture his age, and for them to have for a long time to come.

One of my best friend’s sisters gave me the awesome idea of glittering his foot prints!

So immediately I knew I had to try it, since I have never seen it done before! I wanted to keep in a secret from my sister in law, but it helps that I watch my nephews often with my mom now that she is off of work for the summer.

Here is the finished project, and I will show you how I did it!

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  1. Construction Paper
  2. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  3. Art Glitter, #79 Black Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  4. Paintbrush
  5. Picture Frame

I started by taking my nephews foot prints. I asked my mom to grab a light colored ink, so that it would not leave much color on his feet, but she grabbed black… We put the ink on his feet, and pressed them onto the paper fairly close to each other. (Getting the ink off his feet was another story)

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The ink looks purple, but it was black. You can use whatever color you would like. I then painted on the adhesive so that I could go around as many cracks in his feet as possible.

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I did the foot in sections. I would paint on some of the adhesive, sprinkle on the the glitter, shake it off, and then repeat it over and over until I finished both of the feet and covered everything I wanted.

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I put the paper into the frame completed the look!

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When he got it on his birthday…

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I hope you liked my project. Now if I only had a niece and I could do this with pink glitter!! Imagine the possibilities! I did choose black to keep the glitter as masculine as possible.

Be sure to stop by the Art Glitter Blog to see another project that I created using more bright colored glitter!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Glitter Headband

In case you missed this post on the Art Glitter Blog, I am posting it here!

I have an obsession, with a certain type of hair accessory. It is such a big deal, that I can’t live without it, and people RARELY see me without this in my hair.

It is a headband!

My favorite headbands are glitter ones. I had this totally awesome one, that one day, fell off my head and my friend accidentally stepped on it and it broke. It was a really sad day. BUT – the glitter headband has now returned, because I figured out how to make one myself, and I know there will be many more I will make in my future!

To make this amazing glittery headband was SUPER easy! What you are going to need is:

A headband form at any size, mine is 2” (You can order these online or use and old headband you no longer like, I found mine at hair-hardware.com)

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

A paintbrush

Ultrafine Opaque Hologram Glitter in #129 Nova

Clear Acrylic Spray Paint


I first coated the headband with a layer of glue and let it dry completely. Then I brushed on glue to a section of the headband and sprinkled on the glitter. I continued to do this until the entire top of the headband was coated with glitter. Shake off the excess glitter. I wanted to make sure it was fully covered, and I wanted the glitter to be thick (I am obsessed with all sparkly objects) so I did another coat of glue and glitter after it had all dried. Plus, the hologram glitter is AMAZING! It catches the light in a completely different way! I think it adds a ton of dimension, and it extra sparkly!

Knowing that the glitter would stay, I still wanted a little extra gloss, and some weather protection (I lived in Washington, I have had my fair share of rain!) so I sprayed the headband with a clear acrylic spray paint.

Once everything was dry, I cut a piece of felt to fit the inside of the headband and hot glued it to the inside for a lining. And TaDa! One amazing super glittery headband!

I will tell you, that the first time I wore this headband, it was a wonderful sunny day, and people came up to me in stores telling me how much they LOVED my headband! Be sure to check out Art Glitter’s great glitter selection, and the Art Glitter Blog for more inspiration!