Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Use those Spray Misters

Hi there! Kristen here today with a fun technique for all your holiday glitter. I love glitter, and Christmas to me, means LOTS OF GLITTER!! In fact, I have a big ol' jar of clear glitter I bought at Joann's, this stuff looks kind of like snow in a jar. But I also thought, how pretty would it be, if I used that same glitter on some ornaments, and then used my SPRAY MISTERS, to create beautifully colored glitter? The effect turned out so pretty. One great thing to me, is that it has a mottled effect.
The basics...

I used various chipboard ornaments from the ChipArt collection, the bird from Birds,  adding on a half cut scallop circle from Basic Shapes -Small . 
I painted all my pieces white before debossing them.

I stamped the bird with a  Flower Petals ChipArt stamp, debossing what looks like feathers onto the bird. I added liquid glue around all the edges and along the branch, then sprinkled the glitter liberally all over the glue. I let it dry for a few hours, then I spray misted using a blue mister, and topped with a white mister.

Then I trimmed a piece of Happy Christmas from the Christmas Sleigh collection, punching one edge and then making it into an accordion pleat, and hot gluing my bird to the accordion. I added a gem eye, a bit of white felt for a scarf, some stickers, flower, ribbon and button with twine to finish off my ornament.

This butterfly used a larger butterfly from the Butterflies package.

This time I debossed the painted butterfly with the Daisy,  then glittered and sprayed with blue, then white misting spray.

Again, I used the Happy Christmas paper to make an accordion, and added some stickers, adding these pearl berry stems, and then topped it with a glitter button, sheer ribbon and some twine to hang it.

And this star uses a large star from the Stars pack, along with a small scallop circle from the Basic Shapes- Small pack. I debossed the small scallop circle with Iron Works and then went on to glitter and spray both my star and the small circle.
I again used the Happy Christmas paper,  made into an accordion, then layered the small circle on top. I used some stickers, and pearl berry stems to finish off the ornament.

I love the soft blue colors of my glittered ornaments, and love that I found yet another use for those Spray Misters that I had to have! Merry Christmas to you!



Michelle said...

These are just gorgeous!! What a clever idea!

pattyk said...

Beautiful --very good idea!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!!! Love the bling!! These are really very pretty!!
barb :)

JennyKozar said...

Just Beautiful! TFS!!

Kelly Massman said...

Really pretty!

ScrappyMama said...

Beautiful! Amazing! Gorgeous!!! Seriously, these are are ornaments that I would not be able to leave in the store IF I ever saw anything like them in the store...they would so have to come home with me!! I would love to know what kind of misters you used to color the glitter that well. I have Glimmer Mist & love it but it's much more transparent & sometimes I think I'd like to have a more opaque effect. Thanks for sharing!