Guest Post: Kim’s Glitter Coloring Technique
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Hi everyone! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset as a guest designer this week sharing an oldie but a goodie that’s worth repeating. I’m not sure of the exact title for this technique, but I call it “glitter coloring.” That’s right! I’m going to show you how you can change the color of your glitter paper.

 

First, gather all of your supplies.

 

For my project, I chose a silver foil sticker sheet that had a mix of flowers, but some looked like snowflakes. Mix and match other seasons and stretch your supplies for many projects. These stickers work well because they have a nice outline and lots of inside space to color.

Also, choose a fine glitter paper that has glitter that won’t flick off if you rub it. Otherwise, you won’t be able to color on it. I used a white iridescent glitter paper to get the best coloring results. I used Copic® markers since they are permanent and dry quickly, but any alcohol-based marker will work. I chose three markers in the same color family because they blend together nicely.

To begin, flick color from the bottom of the sticker to the center with the lightest color and then color the inside. Add a little medium color around the edges and toward the middle. Next, color with the darkest shade along the ends. To finish, coloring back over the whole area with the lightest-color marker to blend it all together.

Next, cut out each snowflake.

Add a sentiment. Put your card together as shown above and adhere your newly colored snowflake embellishments to your card. You could leave this card as is but with just a few more supplies you can enhance your card even more.

Add a couple gemstones, a silver scalloped sticker border, a green ribbon and you’ve stepped this card up a notch.

I hope I’ve inspired you to try coloring your glitter paper and using your stickers. Let’s see what you can create. Feel free to share photos of your creations with us over on the CardMaker Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Kim

Supplies: Cardstock and Sincere Salutations stamp from Stampin’ Up!; glitter paper and ribbon from American Crafts; Merry & Bright patterned paper from My Favorite Things; Memento tuxedo black ink pad from Imagine; Copic® markers (B18, B24, B28) from Imagination International Inc.; Dazzles Sticker Flowers from Hot Off The Press.

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