Friday, December 6, 2013

How to make Lace Glitter Background Paper

How to make Lace Glitter Background Paper
Supplies needed:
White cardstock- I use Georgia Pacific from Walmart's office supply
Glitter- I dark or bright and white or iridescent- I used Recollections brand
Adhesive Repositionable Spray-  Scotch 3M Adhesive Spray
Lace fabric 
Paper Trimmer
Glitter Tools
Bowls for storage of mixed glitters
wax paper
Gather your supplies and set up work station.
Note: The photos will show me using Elmer's Spray Adhesive. It does not work well. It leaves you with a distressed looking paper. I will show both papers at the end of the tutorial side by side. Scotch 3M Repositionable Spray Adhesive works great for this technique. Adhesive sheets work just fine too. You will need to spray the glitter paper with the Elmer's Adhesive with a varnish so the glitter won't come off when you try to use it.
Cut your papers so you have the exalt size on the long side you need and 1" extra on the end. I cut my papers at 11" x 6 3/4", 5" x 7 1/2", and 4 1/4" x 6 1/2".
Draw a line 1" over on the one short end. This is where you will hold the paper as you spray it.

This is how your papers should look.  

Cut your lace to the sizes slightly bigger than you need. This way it will be easier to lift it up off the adhesive.
Here are the different laces I am using.
Note: I got these laces in the fabric department of a local store. They were in the trims and lace section where you buy by the yard. Most places will let you get I/3 yard which is 1 foot.
Now spray your cardstock with the spray adhesive.
Lay your lace on the sprayed cardstock. making sure it is flat and pressed down where it is not loose. 
Sprinkle your dark or bright glitter on your lace.

Burnish ( rub in) the glitter in a circular motion pressing down as you go.

Make sure you get the paper completely covered and then go back over it pressing down. 

Shake off the excess glitter onto wax paper. tapping the back to get off the loose glitter. Put the left over glitter back into it's bottle.
Now gently lift the lace on the shorter side. Pull the lace up slowly.

Continue to pull the lace up till it is removed. Place the lace aside to be used another time.

 Here is how it should look at this point.
Now using your white or iridescent glitter. sprinkle it lightly on the design.
Note: Be careful not to use too much glitter at this point as it will have some of the first glitter in it.

Rub the glitter in lightly. Make sure you do not rub too hard or it will remove the first glitter you used.  

 Shake off the excess glitter and put in a plastic container with a lid to be used on another project.
This is what you should have.

Here are the 2 papers where I used 2 different adhesives. The one on the left was using Elmer's Spray Adhesive. The one on the right using Scotch 3M Spray Adhesive.

This photo shows the different colors of glitter used and the different lace patterns.

Place the glitter papers between wax paper and press down firmly all over to help seal the glitter better to the adhesive paper. You can also use a Bayer or rolling pin to do this. I highly recommend you use a Bayer on the glitter cardstock. You will still have some glitter to come off.
Note: if you know what image you are using don't put the glitter in that area. It will make it easier to glue your image to the paper.

I found that for cleaning up Glitter these products work best. a Damp paper towel works great to get the loose glitter off the counter. Goo Gone or Goo be Gone works great to get the adhesive and glitter combo up. The swifter picks it up better than anything from the floor. I also used one on the cabinet were I was standing.  Oh, it works good for tennis shoes too.

Now you are ready to chose your digis and color them. I am using "Christmas Lamp Post", "Christmas Wreath", "Christmas Ginger Cutie", "My Christmas Dolly", "Sarah's Christmas", and "Special Christmas Tree".   You can find them in the Robyn's Fetish Store here
Copics used are Reds- R22, R24, R35, R56, R59, Greens- G03, G07, G28, YG00, YG03, YG07, YG41, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, Pinks- RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, Yellows- Y000, Y00, Y02, Y04, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y28, YR24, Browns- E31, E33, E37,E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, Gray/Blacks- C1, C3, C5, C7, C10, Skin tones- E000, E00, E01, E02, Blues- B000, B00, B01, B02, B05, B21, B23, B26, B28.
Gelly Roll pens used are Metallic- gold, bronze, copper, silver, blue, pink, purple, Stardust- blue, green, sky, yellow, purple, orange, regular Gelly Roll pens- red, orange.
Other supplies needed to make my creations:
Cardstocks- red, green, Silver, Blue, Red Swiss dot, dark green, Christmas Borders- by Recollections white cardstock- Georgia Pacific
Pearls- Recollections, Queen & Company, and Miriam's Crafting Supplies
Brads- Recollections, Bo Bunny, and K & Company
Gems- Recollections
Border Punches- Martha Steward, and Recollections
Ribbons- Really Reasonable Ribbon, Offray, and The American Ribbon Company, Eyelet trim- recycled from an old garment.
Buttons- Dress It Up and Recollections
Glitter Glue-Iridescent
Crystal Accents
ATG runner, pop dots, Foam Dots
Martha Steward bakers twine
Score board
paper trimmer
Sentiments are by
and some I typed on the computer and printed off
Here are some of my cards. These are standard size cards of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
The card on the left is a center step card. The card on the right is a gatefold card. The next picture will show the outside of the gatefold card.

The card on the left is a tri shutter card. The one on the right is the outside of the gatefold card.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2"  The penny pocket is on the left. You can hang it on your tree or just give it as a gift.

Close up of the image on the penny pocket.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. I had a lot of fun making all these projects with the glitter paper.
See you real soon. Happy Crafting till then.

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