Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Focus - Distress Glitter

Welcome to the Friday Focus this week! Georgie here with you this time and today I'm focusing on Tim Holtz Distress Glitter.

Just perfect for Christmas and the holidays, makes great frosting or for giving an extra sparkle to a project, like this:


Adding glitter is great fun but it can be a little daunting to those that don't use it that often and aren't a fan of sparkle. This is why the Distress range is great because it is like a vintage mica, so the sparkle in much softer.

The above photo is a little teaser of the beautiful frosting you can put on winter flowers.


I created a winter card, 'Cast A Spell' because of the spell snow casts across the land when it falls - it's like magic!



Using a gel medium through a stencil and then adding the glitter on top is a great way to add texture in a pattern. Do wait for it to dry thoroughly before going any further, but if you want to knock back some sparkle adding a few sprays of Picket Fence Distress Spray adds a lovely snowy effect and further interest to the texture. 




Adding the glitter to a die cut or a stamp (in this case I chose a die cut, but you can easily do the same to a fussy cut stamped image) is another way to make your glitter go further. Glossy Accents, or a very good strong glue, is the key here. I do this in stages as Glossy Accents can dry quite quickly, so it's worth doing half at a time otherwise it will look very fragmented.


This one may be a little hard to see, but if you 'dollop' some glue on fine threads and other random places, then sprinkle some glitter over the top it catches and stays in this little ball of glitter deliciousness!! 


Here is some more 'frosting' added to the flower, mini pine cones and burlap flowers. Also pictured are some Kaisercraft pearls.


Linda also has in her shop some amazing metal embellishments for Christmas. I used some of the jingle bells for this wintery card.

Hope you enjoyed my focus and have a wonderful, sparkly day!

Hugs
Georgie  xx




16 comments:

  1. This reminds me why I love Distress Glitter! Beautiful ideas here Georgie, especially the stencilling. Thank you so much for sharing. Jenny x

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  2. Spark-alicious ideas!!! Loove all the glitter & glam ideas you've got happening here.... Thanks soooo much for sharing:)

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  3. Amazing Georgie!! Not only have you used so many wonderful distress glitters in amazing ways, but your photographs are incredible! Glitter is difficult to capture and I just love how you have showcased your glittery elements! Stunning card, festive and frosty. hugs :)

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  4. Oooh gorgeous Georgie! Such a wonderful card and you make the distress glitter look so easy. I actually have an unused pot in my drawer, so you've spurred me on to give it a go. A great tutorial. Have a lovely weekend. Jennie x

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  5. Lovely post and a lovely sparkly card! I am not one daunted by glitter, and I often have it on my forehead, the tip of my nose and in my hair throughout the season! All your glittery bits look amazing on this one beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your fabulous uses for distress glitter! Hugs!

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  6. What a luscious, gorgeous card! And what a perfect name - you've captured that magic! Thank you for all of the ideas also.... I can't wait to try them out! xx Lynn

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  7. Such a lovely project and I love the photo tutorial! Very handy! Now off to buy distress glitter offcourse! LOL

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  8. A great post showing how wonderful the distress glitters are! Love all your close-ups and your card is absolutely stunning! Anne xx

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  9. Your card is wintery, frosty perfection, Georgie!! I love the many ways you've used the glitter in embellishing your work of art. You have me headed to The Funkie Junkie Boutique to pick up some more Distress Glitter!

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  10. Fabulous sparkly inspiration! Love the blue on brown and the frosted flowers and snowflakes are wonderful.
    Alison x

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  11. Bam! Gee did it again with her lovely and gorgeous designs. I have not been a fan of glitter but I do enjoy the Distress ones! And thanks to you Gee, I am using more glitter and bling in projects. All of these are gorgeous!! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  12. I love this glittery card and I have read your post very carefully but I fear dear Georgie that even now I will still be covered in the bloomin' stuff! lol! Hugs, Chrisx

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  13. Fabulous details! I love this project!!!

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