Saturday, July 5, 2014

Double Glitter Technique/Video

Yesterday,  I posted a card using a technique called "Double Glitter" and told you to stop back for the tutorial. Well, here it is in the form of a YouTube video. Hope it helps, but leave a comment for the opportunity to win a special prize this week...I will be back tomorrow with another creation using the Tree line die (DG745). AND...if you would please leave any questions you may have about the technique in your comments or email ( I will try to answer them here:

Fireworks stencil LJ886 and Tree line die DG745

If you have a hard time viewing this (because it is somewhat small on the screen) on the youtube emblem and it will take you to the youtube site for a larger viewing.

Q. Why is this technique called Double Glitter?
A. Two reasons....
1. The sticky paper is a double sided mounting paper (MPDS
2. The technique is two-fold...You put the glitter on through the stencil and remove the stencil and then put another layer of glitter on for the background.

Q. Why do you use natural soap (DHHS) as a resist?
A. It is a softer soap and doesn't leave as many "crumbs".

Q. Why does glitter sometimes flare under the stencil and leave a blurred image?
A. The stencil was not pressed down onto the sticky paper tightly and an air pocket was created.

Q. Crafting Newbie...said that she had problems getting the stencil off of the sticky paper.
A. The stabilizing paper should help...BUT a second issue could be how tacky your sticky paper is ....the MPDS paper that I am using is NOT really high tack. It does have a white core though and sometimes I use a clear transparent sticky paper if I want my stabilizer colored cardstock to show through (Red Line or Elizabeth Crafts are two examples of a really high tack paper)...these can be hard on your stencils, so be sure that you use a stabilizing cardstock on one side as shown in the video and that you support the stencil as you remove it from the stickiness.... AND be sure you use the soap more generously. Sometimes I dampen my finger or the brush to be sure there aren't any really big clumps of soap...BUT the key word there is dampen, not too wet or the soap will all come off. 


Crafting Newbie said...

Thanks Lynell for the video. I have tried this technique a few times & have had problems removing the double sided adhesive from the stencil, especially keeping the carrier sheet in place. Will try using card as a stabiliser & re-mounting later :-)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great video! I love the results you get with this technique!

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning and a great way to showcase fireworks. Thanks for the lovely tutorial.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Viki Banaszak said...

Thanks for the great video. I will have to give it a try.

Katie said...

Looks wonderful! Love the colors you used. And great instructions in the video too, especially how to remove your stencil without bending it. Thanks! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Jade said...

Thank you for a great video, Lynell. I haven't done this technique for a while and I'm very inspired by the fireworks card you have shared.

Unknown said...

Love the fireworks behind the trees very effective.

Katia said...

Is a fantastic job, looks amazing!

Sandi Lou said...

The fireworks behind the trees are genius with the double glitter technique. Thanks for the detailed video.

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous video. I would love to see you do more. I subscribed to your You tube.

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