Sequin confetti, of course! Hi, Laura here today with a bunch of ATC’s. I am taking part in a swap you see… 52 cards themed ‘Love, Kindness and Hope’ and in return, I get 52 cards from all over the world made by different artists.
I start with a master board – a big piece of watercolour paper that will eventually be cut down to size. I made three sheets with different colours using mainly Shimmerz sprays in different finishes. I added some stencilling with Dazzlerz paste for some texture.
Next, I moved on to the fun bit – filling up 52 little glassine bags with sequin confetti. I won’t list all of the sequin mixes I used as there are far too many! You can find them all here!
I printed out the phrase “throw kindness around like confetti” and trimmed them down to small slips of paper. I have all my elements ready now so I set up my sewing machine. I picked a background, a glassine bag of confetti and a sentiment slip and ran them through my sewing machine on a straight stitch.
It was good fun whizzing them all through not having to worry about straight lines!
They’ve now been parcelled up and posted and the tricky bit begins… I have to wait for them to be swapped and posted back! I’m not very good at waiting!!
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Hey Guys, Laura here today. Are you guilty of having something in your stash that has sat unused for years? I am – lets pull those unloved supplies out and use them! I have had the stencil I used for my background for years… possibly 6? Maybe more!!
I grabbed three colours of Dazzlerz texture paste – Gummy Berry Blue, Sour Apple Green and Lemon Drop Yellow. I used the three colours separately through the stencil leaving a little gap in between the colours. I then came back to the gaps and filled them with a mixture of the two colours from either side. I have found the key to clean stencilling is to manipulate the paste as little as possible. The more times you go over it with a palette knife the more opportunity for the paste to spread underneath the stencil (as my sour apple did).
I then gathered some matching sequins. Let’s Be Mermaids was a good place to start with its big blues and little yellows. I fancied adding a few bigger yellow sequins too and pulled these from the Spring Blooms mix.
Thanks for joining me today, and don’t forget to dig out those unused supplies and show them some love!
Hi Folks, Laura here today.
I had had a bit of a play with my Shimmerz Dazzlerz, doing a little colour mixing. I had some left over and rather than waste it I smeared it across a blank sheet of cardstock with the intention of adding to and eventually it becoming a background. Well, I rather liked the starkness of the smear and ended up using it as is rather than adding to it!
I added some acetate and paper by Pretty Little Studio and some of the Lucky Charm sequin mix.
I loved that at the bottom of the bag of sequin you sometimes get the middle of the sequins or ‘sequin glitter’ as I call it. I added these to the layout too!
So today’s lessons are:
Grab all your Dazzlerz and mix them on a pallete – they mix wonderfully (and so easily!) and you can make custom colours until your heart is content!
Never throw away the last bits of a paint/paste mixing session – just get it on to paper and it can be used as a background or layering piece, or even cut/punched in to shapes.
Use EVERYTHING that comes in the packet of sequins!!
Use the code Laura15 if you feel the urge to add another couple of colours of Dazzlerz to your collection! I recommend… well I recommend all of them!!
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Hi there, Laura here.
A new (well, new-to-me!) colour of Dazzlerz paste and a free sample of water colour paints means an experimental layout…
I have Barely Blue, and true to it’s name it is barely blue! It is wonderful soft colour. I spread some around on my background card stock to add interest and shimmer.
Then I played with some watercolours and a Juliana Michaels cut file. I had the wrong settings or my blade was wearing out, and it had not cut perfectly. In most areas the cut line held the watercolour inside giving me a white border to each butterfly.
I gathered up sequins from loads of collections, just picking a few of each, in colours that matched my butterflies. I also coloured a doily to match too, and layered it under my photo.
It certainly is experimental but I like the effect of the Dazzlerz roughly spread in the background with a cut file layered over the top. I also love the coloured doily… but I already knew that! I’ve just ordered some more as I keep colouring them and have very few white ones left!!
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It’s Anna Sigga here with you today and I have another card to share with you. I just adore these new sequins I got in the post the other day and I just had to make a card straight away.
The Magical Oceans sequins pack is my new all time fave and I just had to fill the heart wood veneer piece from the Amy Tangerine pack using those pretties.
I used the beautiful Tutti Frutti Dazzlers Texture Paste to create the background and of course I just had to add a beautiful White Lace Paper doily to the mix. Then I used the blue Burlap string to add a tiny more texture.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your weekend is a sparkly one.