Leo the lion and experimenting with glitter

I had another play with some of Jane's images yesterday and printed some images onto Kraft card. I then used some glitter to decorate Leo's mane, nose and tail. I don't often use glitter so decided to experiment with 2 different techniques. First I made 2 base cards from Kraft card using a Nesties die and covered it with My Mind's eye backing paper.


On the first card, I used fine glitter in a pot tipped on to glue which I had used to fill in the areas I wanted to add colour to. The finished effect is quite matt and flat looking but the colour is really intense.

For the second image, I first coloured the areas I was going to add glitter to with a Sakura pen. I then added brown glitter glue . When the glue was dry, the effect was very dull and a bit patchy so I added Glossy accents to cover the glittered areas. This gives a lovely raised effect and really makes the image pop.
I don't normally use glitter but I think I have been converted! The kids are back at school today even though they are starting later than usual. I have holiday from work booked today and tomorrow so I am going to make the most of some very welcome time on my own. Our house has been a mad house since last week with all our lives disrupted because of the snow. Let's hope we can somehow start getting back to normal now!
Jane
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5 comments:

  1. He's a very friendly Lion isn't he? I find glitter glue a;ways does the patchy thing on me, so tend to favour dry glitter, but intersting way t finish there....thanks for sharing!

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  2. Interesting experiment there Jane and beautiful cards too. Bert thanks you for carrying out your experiment under controlled conditions...he usually ends up wearing most of the glitter if I break it out....Lauren x

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  3. Fantastic Jane you are so creative your work is a dream I love what you have done with the glitter and glossy accents its a great effect
    hugs Susie xx

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