Thursday, October 7, 2010

Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Mist Textured Backgrounds

Today, I posted this beach project as my monthly post for the Tattered Angels Educator’s Blog. You can see the steps for preparing the glass for this project HERE.



Here on my blog, I will show you the steps, in pictures, to make the textured background. The steps are the same for both the beach project and the halloween project pictured here. Only the colors used were different, as well as the project background. For the beach project, I used a microscope slide holder (which is several layers of chipboard pressed together). For the halloween project, I used a recycled Tattered Angels Embossed Chip Tile. I also tried this technique on regular chipboard, but it buckled in the middle. I will try using regular chipboard again, but next time, I’ll be sure the layers are completely dried before moving to the next step.

Here's how I made the textured background for the halloween cover.

Start with a Tattered Angels Chip Tile (I recycled used ones from Expo).



Use a paint brush to add Glam to the edges (be generous)....

Heat until bubbly...
Add a second glam color...and a third color if you want (which I did)

heat again until bubbly
Spray some glimmer mist on top and heat to dry quickly...
Add a couple of more glimmer mist colors that compliment your project...and heat to dry...
I got a little heavy-handed with that Fully Purple Glimmer Mist, so I added a little more Paprika Glam and heated it again. Basically, you just keep layering color until you like it...

And after that last addition of Paprika Glam, I liked it...so I stopped!
 I did the same thing for the backside of the chip tile. Except, this time, I decided I didn’t need to put glam all over the chip tile, because I’ll just be covering it with a picture. So, instead, I first attached a black mat to the chip tile (and you’ll have to hold this down with your scissors or something while heating, otherwise the heat will want to lift the mat---remember that for the next time you’ve glued a paper to your project and then decide you don’t want it there…use your heat gun to get it off).
 
and the end result using the same layering technique..
 
Here are a couple of other pages from the book...



and a few close-ups...




 
Hope you enjoyed this and will give it a try...now go play!

6 comments:

Whimsical Woodland said...

Christine that is amazing! I know I say it all the time, but it's worth repeating...you are super talented! I continue to be in awe of your work!

Lani said...

Wow! wow! and ... Wow! that Halloween tile album is super spooky! :)

Martine Labelle said...

wow! gorgeous project!! thanks so much for sharing!

Leah said...

IN FREAKING CREDIBLE Christine! love it! the colors, the texures, the way the inks came together

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

awesome!
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-kelllie

Sherri said...

Stunning! I love the way the music peaks through on the first one too!!