April 2, 2008

Glitter Lace Tutorial

I really like the look of the glitter lace backgrounds. It add so much bling to your project, and what girl doesn't like bling??

I got my Z Becky Brown purse out yesterday and wanted to update it. I haven't used it in a year and half so the pictures were pretty out dated. So I decided I would add some of the glitter lace to my purse.

First step is to pick out the colors you want to use. So I printed out my photos and picked out Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, and Soft Sky cardstock. Next, I went through Sparkle n Sprinkle's glitters to use and chose Waterfall G1071, Easy Green G1077 and Starfire G1017.

There are so many pretty laces out there to choose from. Sparkle n Sprinkle has a variety you can buy or you can just go to the fabric store and buy a few to use. It is fun using different laces. Using Sticker Paper for my project I pressed my lace I had picked out on top of the sticker paper. Brayer it so it is good and pressed down.

After the lace is pressed down good, sprinkle your first color of glitter down and rub it in, you can also brayer it again at this point if you want.

Then gently pull the lace off and you have a good glitter print of your lace.

Adding you second color takes a little bit of time. You can use a small spoon, or cut a straw at an angle to make a sprinkling tool. Pick up your glitter and sprinkle it over the parts you want colored. I only wanted the waves done in green so I went over them. (Remember that the lace has a lot of little design in it so you don't want to cover the whole thing with your second color)

When you have your glitter layed down, quickly flip the paper over and dump the excess glitter.

The last step is to cover the whole paper with the 3rd color of glitter to fill in all the little details of the lace. I decided to use Starfire because I didn't want to over power the swirls.

I think next time I will try to use a brighter green. I like the soft look, but I like bolder colors.


Anonymous said...

WOW this turned out awesome. Keep up the good work. Enjoy all your creations!


t said...

Hi Jilly:

Is that just any kind of lace? I LOVE your purse!!