Welcome to my next homework assignment for my Altenew Academy Educator Certification. Today is All About Shine.
While I am not a fan of glitter itself, I do like glitter paper! I use embossing powder a lot, especially for my sentiments. Embellishments are awesome. I often use rhinestones, dew drops and sequins. If you have followed me for a while you already know “everything is better with a wink of Stella” or a Nuvo shimmer pen! I have not worked much with metallic paper except around the holidays. There are however lots of fun colors out there that I really need to try out. Lastly foils, foils are awesome. I recently learned you can use them even without a laminator.
Last week I colored a cute Mermaid from The Rabbit Hole. Using it as one of my challenge cards and next month it will be a birthday card for one of my favorite little mermaids! I colored the scales on the fin then covered it with a Wink of Stella. This is a super way to give fish scales and wings a little shine.
Let me tell you about using deco foil WITHOUT the laminator! I will show you the “Dipped” technique . I will be using a large word die that I have that was part of an exclusive kit I received from Hedgehog Hollow.
Cut out your word or image preserving the negative for easier handling.
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Such a wonderful card, so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
That was just a single layer, as I wanted the color to shine thru. Sometimes you have to give the tube a really good shake to mix the shimmer, or yes you get a really light cover. The foil is fun! I cannot believe I never knew this!
Jill, I LOVE this technique. I might have to find me some foil The mermaid card is adorable. It looks fantastic. Do you add multiple layers of Wink? Mine never seems to be so noticable.
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