As an instructor & designer I am always trying to think of interesting ways to use the products featured in my classes and design team work -- I have to have new "tricks" to show so I don't get bored ;) This is one of those techniques:
I know this page is a Halloween/Fall page and it is January; you're thinking of snow and resolutions and maybe even about Valentine's Day at this point. Well, this page fits in with my resolutions since I want to scrapbook more. Creating this Halloween page IS helping me keep one of my resolutions! This technique is not limited to Halloween or Fall pages -- use it with any theme of page. Here's a Snow page I created using this same technique with Silver and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mists and the Winter Crystals Glimmer Screens Set:
Here's the whole how-to on creating embossed images using Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screens:
- Glimmer Mist (Olive Vine, Tiger Lily)
- Glimmer Screens Starter Kit
- Regal Alpha Framed Fonts
- 12x12 sheet of Kraft paper (or other light colored cardstock)
- Black Pen
- Heat Gun
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Inks for Distressing
- Sewing Machine
- Prima Paper Flowers
- Prima Crystals and Pearls
- Baker's Twine
- 3-4 photos
1. Lay the Glimmer Screens of your choice on a non-stick craft mat and liberally spray Olive Vine Glimmer Mist on top of the screens.
After the screens are well coated, flip them over and "stamp" them onto the cardstock. Be sure to press each piece of the screen into the paper so that the Mist soaks into the paper. Remove the screens and set aside immediately.
2. While the Glimmer Mist is still wet, sprinkle clear embossing powder over the entire "stamped" image.
It's okay if some of the mist dries and the embossing powder does not stick - it should look like my page below. Shake off the excess embossing powder.
3. Heat the image with a heat gun until all of the embossing powder is set. Allow the page to cool before adding other elements.
This is what the embossed image will look like (above). You can "stamp" the Glimmer Screens again, this time without embossing, to add more depth to the pattern. I love the texture and SUPER shine this technique gives to Glimmer Misted images, almost like dew or frost.
4. Lightly spritz the entire page with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist. Ink the edges of the page and add machine stitching or doodles along the edges if you like.
5. Add photos along one side of the page so that the "stamped" Glimmer Screen image peeks out like vines from behind the photos.
6. Ink the Framed Font Letters to create a title and add to the page.
7. Add flowers and rhinestones to the "vines" created by the "stamped" Glimmer Screen.
8. Tie Baker's Twine around the page and into a bow over the title.
Check out one of the new products from Tattered Angels coming out in January: Glimmer Glaze!
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Tattered Angels Educator Blog today too. I hope you enjoyed this little technique. Happy Misting!