Guest Author - Michelle McVaney
The sparkle of glitter is catching scrapbookers eyes! Spruce up your outdated stash with some glitter! Glitter is an inexpensive way to liven up anything from paper to embellishments and stickers.
Add a little sparkle to any page by outlinging die cuts or chipboard with a string of glue topped off with a shimmer of glitter. You can make any project, layout or card look updated and fresh with a little bling. Adding glitter is very easy. Anyone can do it! It really works with any handmade creation.
In the past several years our pages have pushed the weight limits on page protectors. The trends now seem to be scaling back and focusing on simplicity. We seem to be coming out of the shabby chic and grunge trend and are now entering into light colors and shimmering effects. Lots of vintage and boutique happy and bright pages are showing up in the scrapbooking magazines.
There are many different glitters to choose from when adding some shimmer to your layouts. One of my favorite ways to add glitter to a page is Stickles. It works like a glue pen. There is relatively no mess with stickles and glitter glues. You do have to allow for some dry time but stickles is usually dry within 20 minutes. There are bottles of fine glitter at craft stores and you can even use the larger glitters from the childrens craft aisle.
I reccomend using a glitter tray if you are applying your own glitter to your projects. The glitter trays have a little spout in one corner so that you can even pour the excess back into your container. I won't use glitter without my tray!
Not into the idea of playing with glitter and glue but love the shimmer? That is ok! There are so many companies introducing shimmery scrapbooking supplies from 12x12 papers to stickers and embellishments. These products are already glittered for you! Be prepared to pay a little more for the bling though. A glittered 12x12 paper is usually priced around $1.00 or more. Once I saw the price I decided on a few colors of Stickles to create my own paper!
Stop by the forum and tell us how you have used glitter on a scrapbooking projects.