This week at the Octopode Factory Friday our challenge is Glitter! Right up my alley…who doesn’t love a little sparkle? I’ve used the first week of 2012 to search for some fresh inspiration on Pinterest where I found this technique via Jen Muro of I <3 to Stamp. Stop by I <3 to Stamp for a great tutorial on using this fabulous glitter glass technique! As soon as I saw this the first thought that came to my mind was hair clips!! I love making hair clips out of paper flowers and vintage buttons and thought this would be a fun new spin on an old favorite.
For my project I used images from the Octopode Factory and colored them with Copic Markers. I mounted the colored images on Grunge Board with Mod Podge. Once dry I used a small paint brush to add Mod Podge to the areas I wanted to glitter ( Martha Stewart Glitter was used here) and a second dry paint brush to sweep off excess glitter from areas I didn’t want it. Once all the areas were glittered I sealed the images with Krylon Glitterblast sealer. I swear by this stuff….I will never glitter without it again!
This was my first time using this technique so it isn’t perfect but practice makes perfect right? After adding Glossy Accents to the surface of the flower I added a crystal to the center and some black Enamel accents around the sides of the petals. It doesn’t show in the photo but the back of the Grunge Board was colored with Broken China Distress Stain.
This hair pin was made from the “Heart Stems” digi available at The Octopode Factory. I’m giving stars a break for a few and creating with hearts for a bit…Valentine’s day will be here before we know it!
While working on these hair clips I discovered a project with a slightly different spin courtesy of Amy from Mod Podge Rocks! Amy always finds the coolest projects and I just loved her latest feature of this Soda can key chain, created by Lindsay of Diary of a Crafty Lady. Be sure to stop by Mod Podge Rocks! and Diary of a Crafty Lady for your daily dose of inspiration!
I really enjoyed this technique and have tons of ideas I can’t wait to try out…Thanks to all for the inspiration!
Come get your glitter on with us over at TOFF!
Hope your Friday is FABULOUS!!~