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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tutorial: Snowy, Glistening Chipboard Snowflakes

I am working on a little project that I won't be sharing until January, but in the meantime I thought I'd share a technique tutorial for part of what is going onto this project. Have you ever wondered how to make chipboard snowflakes look like real snow, right along with the glittery and puffy look that is naturally part of snow? Well, wonder no longer. Never fear, I am here to show you how!

The photos aren't the best (sorry!). I took them around evening time and the lighting was terrible. Even with my flash I couldn't quite get them to look great but hopefully they are good enough for you to get the gist.

Easy step-by-step instructions:

1.  Start with a white chipboard snowflake. The one I used is from Close To My Heart's "Flurry Dimensional Element" collection You get a whole 9" x 12" sheet of white chipboard snowflakes, circles and stars (13 snowflake images, 19 round images, and 13 star images) for only $4.95!

2.  Using Liquid Applique (again, from Close To My Heart), carefully "scribble" it onto the snowflake.  Liquid glass goes a long way and is only $3.95 per tube.

3.  Then sprinkle, immediately while the liquid applique is still wet, Close To My Heart's Prisma Glitter on top. I love prisma glitter. There are lots of glitters on the market but I haven't found one with grains as fine and iridescent as this one!

 4. Use your heat gun to heat the snowflake until the liquid applique puffs up.  Be sure to kind of 'wave' the gun as you heat so you don't scorch any spots. BEAUTIFUL!

You can order these and so many other wonderful Close To My Heart products on my website, 24/7...even in your jammies!


cnelson said...

Beautiful! TFS the tutorial!

Brenda said...

I haven't used this this technique in a long time. You've inspired me to pull out my liquid applique!

Trisha Morton said...

You are the coolest, girlfriend! I want these on my Christmas tree!


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