Hello everyone and welcome to Glitz Week on Therm O Web’s blog! It’s Deb here today to get the party started and I decided to create a mixed media plaque combining Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel and the brand new Fairytale Foils from Deco Foil.
Always Be A Dreamer Plaque
Therm O Web Supplies Used:
Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel, White
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Enchanted Rose
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Prince Periwinkle
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Pink Quartz
Deco Foil™ PeelnStick Toner Sheets
Deco Foil™ Toner Sheets
Deco Foil Stencil Pal
iCraft Purple Tape,1.5″
Gina K. Designs Foam Squares White (320 squares)
iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive™ Sheets • Sm
iCraft Adhesive™ Tape • 1/2 in
Memory Tape Runner XL™
Other supplies used:
Sizzix – Detailed Butterflies and Mini Detailed Butterflies dies
Southern Ridge Trading Company – Zen Dragonfly stencil
Simon Says Stamp – BE 3 x 4 clear stamps
Watercolour or mixed media paper
Watercolour paints or water-soluble inks
Coordinating scrapbook paper
Black permanent ink
Clear embossing powder
Miscellaneous – heat laminator, paper trimmer, die cutting machine, scissors
Always Be A Dreamer Plaque Instructions
Paint a piece of watercolour or mixed media paper with green and blue watercolour paints in a random abstract style, adding clean water so that the paints move and blend into each other. If you don’t have watercolour paint you could also use water-reactive inks or even a piece of abstract printed scrapbook paper.
Let the paint dry thoroughly and then stencil the dragonflies with Gina K. Designs White Glitz Glitter Gel with your Stencil Pal. Place the dragonflies randomly across the page, letting them ‘fly’ off the edges. Set the background aside to let the Glitz Glitter Gel dry.
Apply Prince Periwinkle and Enchanted Rose foil to pieces of Deco Foil Toner Sheet and run them through your pre-heated laminator. Die-cut three butterflies from the foiled Toner Sheets, one large Detailed Butterfly, and two of the Mini Detailed Butterflies. Die-cut the overlay pieces from white cardstock and apply them to the foiled butterflies. Hint: back your white cardstock with iCraft Easy-Cut Adhesive Sheets before die cutting the overlays so you can easily and cleanly adhere to the intricate overlays onto your foiled butterflies.
Paint another piece of watercolour or mixed media paper with watercolour paint in shades of purple and pink. Let dry completely and then stamp your sentiment onto the watercoloured paper with black ink and clear emboss.
Glitz Glitter Gel
Cut the Glitz Glitter Gel stenciled background down to size (the size of your background will depend upon the size of your butterfly die cuts, mine ended up being about 5 1/4″ x 6 3/4″). Foil a piece of Deco Foil PeelnStick Toner Sheet with Pink Quartz foil and adhere the stenciled background onto it with 1/2″ Easy Tear tape and your Memory XL Tape Runner, leaving a scant 1/8 to 1/4″ reveal on all sides. Choose a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper from your stash and adhere the assembly onto it by peeling the backing paper off of the PeelnStick Toner Sheet, leaving about a 1/2″ reveal on all sides.
Trim your stamped sentiment down to size and adhere it to the stenciled background with Gina K. Designs White Foam Squares. Adhere the butterflies here and there with the Foam Squares as well, add a hanger or an easel stand to the back of your plaque for display and you are done!
Here are a few closeups of the finished Always Be A Dreamer plaque. I love how the white Glitz Glitter Gel looks on the watercoloured background, diamond dragonflies!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to come back all this week to see what the rest of the Design Team creates with all of those fabulous Glitz Glitter Gels! Happy creating,