Hi there! It’s Marsha here again today!
I don’t know about you, but I always feel the need to mix in some non-seasonal crafting during these last weeks of the year.
This scrapbook page features Els’s awesome Silk Microfine Glitter and lace technique that you can apply to both seasonal and non-seasonal projects!
Don’t know what technique I’m talking about? Watch Els demonstrate it in this video on the Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube Channel!
Here are the written steps to the lace technique:
2. Remove the backing and cover the exposed adhesive with one or more pieces of fine lace. The technique works best with finer types of lace with lots of detail.
3. Choose two different colours of Silk Microfine Glitter. Using two contrasting colours produces the best results, for instance: a dark and a light tone in the same hue or two colours on opposite sides of the colour-wheel.
4. Cover the lace with the darker of the two glitters. Tap off the excess glitter and polish the remaining glitter into the adhesive with your fingertip for maximum sparkle.
The Silk Microfine Glitter will change its sheen while polishing so you’ll be able to tell which parts are done and which parts still need further polishing.
5. Remove the lace and repeat the process with the second colour of Silk Microfine Glitter.
6. Die-cut the glittered cardstock with any die 0f choice. I picked the Jewelry Set 1-Sea Glass die set because it’s still one of my all-time favourites!
Note that I used the Sea Glass dies as they arrived in the package. I did not cut them apart. If you prefer to have eight different solid shapes, 4 large and 4 small, use die snips to snip the dies apart.
Tip: You can always reposition the smaller dies inside the larger ones even after the shapes have been cut apart, or mix and match among the shapes to create even more options!
7. Add the glittered lace embellishments to your scrapbook page or any other project that could benefit from some subtle sparkle!
The base for this page was originally a 12 x 12 patterned scrapbook paper that I monoprinted on using a Gelli Plate, acrylic paints, stamps and stencils!
Patterned paper (Studio Calico – Picture This)
Stencils en masks (Carabelle Studio, The Crafters Workshop, Stencil Girl)
Stamps (Stampendous N*Studio – Marks)
White pen or marker
Floss (Karen Foster Scrapper’s Floss Spool Carnation)
Wood veneer words (Freckled Fawn – Word Wood Chips)