Thursday, June 14, 2012

Taking Double Glitter for GRANITE!


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ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!

Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Technique with a wedding theme. Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada only, please).

 
Here is my post for today:

I read somewhere recently that hexagons are the "in" shape right now, which made me look at the Dreamweaver Hexagons stencil in a whole new light. To go with the more modern look I had in mind, I applied the bright colors from the Art Glitter Carnival Pee Wee kit with the tip of a diagonally cut drinking straw. The rest of the hexagons were filled in with Pearl Ultrafine. I added some extra shading to the bright glittered areas with Fluorescent Copic markers.

Now, here is where life got a little interesting. I fully intended to have the white Pearl portions remain very white, so I carefully rubbed in the Pearl glitter thoroughly for the best coverage. Then I carefully removed the panel from the stencil (which, yes, I remembered to soap before placing on the adhesive). I poured the Black Ultrafine over the line portion, and rubbed in thoroughly, and...um, yeah, you guessed it...a lot of the black became embedded in the Pearl white background.

However, the more I looked at it, the more I liked the granite-look speckled gray appearance of the background. I love the pop of bright colors off of gray, and this worked in just that way. Sometimes mistakes are just a new way to look at your art...and your life.

For more inspiration from the Art Glitter design team, please visit their blog for a complete list of players throughout the month.

For more inspiration from the Dream Team, here's the blog list for this week:


*For the month of June Art Glitter is selling 1 oz jars of glitter for $5.98 (regular price $7.32)! Get the deets HERE!

 

6 comments:

Liz Martin said...

Love the black and white with a pop of color AND double glitter! Couldn't get any better, Pam.

Louise said...

Love this Pam! Nothing "mistaken" about this card! Very cool!

Cherylynn said...

Pam, this is so fun and festive. I have some of the neon glitter and never could come up with ways to use you them. You nailed it.

Lee Kellogg said...

Well now, I love the card! And the variety of glitter colors you used.

rose s. said...

the pop of colour makes this card so fun. i luv bright cards and yet never seem to know how to do them. thxs again for the inspiration.

Laura Drahozal said...

This is really cool. I love the bright colors and the honeycomb design is so popular right now. Most of all, though, I love the masking that you did to just include some of the areas in those neon colors. Way to go with the creativity again, Pam.

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