Technique Tuesday #5

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: DIY GLITTER PAPER.

I really love the look of glitter paper ~ even a small amount of it adds such a pretty sparkle to any project. But often I find that I have a limited color selection. So I decided to make my own and share with you how you can do the same with products that you might already have on hand. It’s very easy!

You will need: cardstock {your choice of color}, Versamark ink pad, sparkle embossing powder and a heat tool.

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Completely cover the cardstock with the Versamark ink ~ this is a clear sticky ink and is what will make the embossing powder adhere to the cardstock. Just pat the ink pad on until there is a light coating.

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Sprinkle the sparkle embossing powder over the inked cardstock and gently tap off the excess. I find the easiest way to apply embossing powder with any technique, is to store it in a container with a spoon. The excess powder  falls back into the container and makes clean up easy. Or, if you don’t prefer to do it this way, you can use the embossing powder over a sheet of copy paper and just funnel it back into the original jar.

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Heat the embossing powder with the heat tool and there you have it! Your own custom glitter paper ready for whatever project you have on the go.

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Hints:

*I use the Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder {Item# 101930} but any sparkly embossing powder will work for this technique ~ just be sure it is a fine grain not the chunky kind.

*Be sure to let the heat tool get hot before taking it to the paper ~ this can help minimize warping.

*If you have colored embossing powders, you may also use these to create glitter paper. Just follow the same steps using the colored powder on white cardstock instead of clear powder on colored cardstock.

*Small pieces of a Swiffer dusting cloth works really well for cleaning up any spilled embossing powder.

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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