Thursday, June 6, 2013

There's No Place Like Home


Here's my entry for the glitter round at the One Crafty Contest.

When I heard the material this week was glitter, I’ll be honest. I was terrified. I’m probably the only crafter that hates glitter. It’s messy and I’m a super messy person when I craft so I could just envision a glitter disaster.  But I tried my best to make something that was me but still incorporated glitter. Since I had absolutely NO glitter at my house, I went shopping and was thrilled to find so many paint and glue products containing glitter. I began to breathe a sigh of relief. I wouldn’t have to go the messy glitter route. I could go the paint route. I also discovered that Modge Podge has a ton of options and one actually contains glitter. Score! I love Modge Podge!
          So here are a few pics of how I made my Home letters. I bought the letters for about $10 at The Wood Connection. They now have a few select wood pieces that they will ship. What I love about these letters is the thickness so they can stand on their own.

First I painted the sides and insides of the letters with turquoise acrylic paint. Then I painted turquoise glitter paint on top of that.

Then I glued scrapbook paper on top of the letters.

 I used a bunch of layers of glitter Modge Podge on top of the paper and the sides of the letters.

Then I just began to add embellishments to accessorize each letter.

 Totally my style and still used glitter.
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Anonymous said...

One of my faves!

Kylie Helm said...

These are too much! Seriously I love how you took these letters the extra mile. They're so gorgeous! So personal with all of your creative touches. Awesome job!!

Xo Kylie @ Absolutely Arkansas