by Roni Johnson
Our color of the month is Lime Green…a color that I love. It is so vibrant and cheerful it always makes me smile. Something else that makes me smile is glitter. I know I know, many of you are out there shaking your heads thinking I’m crazy but seriously, the beautiful shimmer and sparkle of glitter is just so pretty. Glitter gets a bad rap but it’s so fun to use so I want to share a way to use glitter without having to deal with the mess. My solution…Creative Medium! Check it out!
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time
Cut a 3.75” x 5” black cardstock panel. Place the panel on the craft mat; position a stencil over the panel and secure the stencil to the mat using tape.
Scoop out a small dollop of Clear Creative Medium onto the craft mat. Sprinkle the desired amount of glitter over the medium and blend with the small trowel.
Spread the blended medium over the stencil/card panel. Mix up a batch of Chartreuse Iridescent Creative Medium and a second color of glitter; spread it over the stencil/card panel. Mix up a final batch of the medium using Green Iridescent Creative Medium and the darkest color of glitter and spread it over the card base.
Immediately remove the stencil and wash off any medium and glitter that remains. Let the medium dry naturally, the example was left to dry overnight.
Trim and mat the glitter panel on a lime green panel and affix it to a green card base using Tear It! Tape. Stamp sentiment “Wishing You a Day that Sparkles” or any sentiment that you have in VersaFine Clair on a scrap of lime green cardstock. Mat with green cardstock. Affix the sentiment to the card using On Point Glue.
- Creative Medium – Clear
- Iridescent Creative Medium – Chartreuse, Green
- Palette Knife – Diamond Trowel
- Tear It! Tape
- On Point Glue
- Craft Mat
- VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
- Stencil (maker unknown)
- Sentiment stamp
- German Glass Glitter – Moss, Lime Green, Green
- Cardstock – Black, Green, Lime Green