Monday, August 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Glossy Dimension

Welcome to the Studio!

It's Technique Blog Hop time again! This month there are 13 lucky bloggers highlighting the Glossy Dimension Technique as shown on Page 23 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book. How many times have you purchased a product because you thought it was so cool and when you sat down to use it got that doe-in-the-headlights look? It's happened to me MANY times. I hope Liquid Glass (or Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze) won't be one of those products.

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Debi's Blog. While there, you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right track!

Here is a layout I worked on in Nashville. I've been "saving" my wings paper for the perfect layout and this was the one. What's a better way to show-off a fluttering Christmas light display than with this beautiful butterfly paper. The photos were taken at Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights.

I chose to use Liquid Glass on my title and to accent my diecut butterfly. It's like using a marker and coloring (And yes, you have to stay in the lines). Using the fine tip applicator, I just "traced" my letters and the detail top layer of my butterfly. Here's a close-up. You can see the shine on the letters and black area of the butterfly's wings. Now, did you know that Liquid Glass is a great adhesive for glitter (especially the glass glitter) and microbeads? Wanna stir things up? Put a few drops of Liquid Glass in a small container and mix in some Pearl Ex or Perfect Pearls to give your project a glossy, pearl-like finish. The possibilities are endless!

Supply List: Wings WOTG, Liquid Glass, colonial white buttons, CTMH Black Stamp pad, Cricut Expression, Make The Cut software, Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts, border punches (EK Success and Fiskars), glitter (PK Glitz).

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Tawnya Payton's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

In case you got lost or want to start from the beginning, the hopping order is below:

1. Debi
2. Cherri
3. Rachel
4. Tonya W
5. Shirley
6. Judy Faye
7. Marianne
8. Melissa
9. Kelly - You Are Here!
10. Payton
11. Neely
12. Sheila
13. Becca

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

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