Welcome to the Scrapbook Steals blog hop. You should have come here from the Scrapbook Steals Blog page. If not, head back over and start from there. Don't forget to visit everyone's pages and leave a comment. Scrapbook Steals will draw a name from all the comments to win a $20 Scrapbook Steals gift certificate. Every comment is a chance to win! Comments will be closing on Sunday, September 16th at 11:59 PM MST. So make sure you go see all of the fabulous projects -- you wont want to miss any of them!
I had so much fun preparing projects for you for this blog hop. We were asked to make projects using Martha Stewart Glitters. I thought, this will be a snap! I had at least one idea lined up before I had the glitter in hand. Indulge me because I got carried away.
This is an ATC swap that I participated in and I thought the clear Tinsel glitter would make pretty rain drops. I used a glue pen, sprinkled the glitter on and tapped the excess off. I love the extra little pop of shimmer.
Here is a close up shot so you can see the glitter better.
I thought I would think out of the box and show the glitter on a non-paper product. Here's a couple of T-shirts I made for my girls using freezer paper, Plaid Fabric adhesive and the tinsel glitter. I cut out a mask with my Cricuit on the freezer paper and then ironed it in place on the T-shirt leaving the area I wanted the glitter to show exposed. I used a foam brush to paint on the fabric adhesive in a thin layer, sprinkled the glitter generously over the top and allowed to dry for 2 hours. After I knew it was completely dry I shook off the loose glitter and then peeled off the freezer paper.
*Edit* Because of the questions in the comments, I thought it would be best to answer some of them here. After I knew the glue was all the way dry I heat set it by ironing the t-shirt on the back side set to the cotton setting and with a press cloth on the glitter side. Also, I wash the shirts inside out if I remember. And Low heat on the dryer is best. I don't always take so much care having four kids and all. BUT I did this two years ago with my girls and the glitter is still looking good. They were in need of a size upgrade and this was the perfect opportunity!
Voila! Here is a close up of the finished product.
Stop by Julie's blog next to see her gorgeous projects.
Erica Bass http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com/
Julie Ann Cordero http://ourlifeinscraps.blogspot.com/
Ren-Yi Lo http://smallhanded.blogspot.com/
Lisa Bankes-Lahiff http://www.lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/
Neela Nalam http://www.memorablescraps.blogspot.com/
Amy Brock Coose http://www.amycoose.blogspot.com/
Becki Adams http://beckiadams.blogspot.com/