Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Glittering tips . . .

I know that some you out there in blogland glitter everything in sight.  I LOVE glittered things!  I have been glittering some small items - letters, snowflakes, paper edges.  I just paint some glue on and sprinkle.  I have come to the conclusion that there must be a special way to glitter.  I know that there is no way to keep the glitter from getting everywhere - on floors, on clothes, on faces and hands.  But that is okay - it makes me sparkle for many days!  My problem seems to be getting the glitter to stick on the things I want it to stick to.  I need glitter tips!!  Do you put a thick layer of glue or just lightly glue?  Do you pat the glitter down after sprinkling?   Do you give it a second coat of glitter?  How is that done?  Do you let the glitter dry for a long time before moving?  I'm not sure if I like Martha's glitter - it is very fine and sticks to everything but the glue.  Of course the best glitter is the glass glitter but I have very little of it and am hoarding it.  Where is the best place to find more?  I find it very sad that a crafty person like myself is unable to glitter properly.  Kids do it grade school!

I guess that I can learn new things (but sometimes it seems to take me a long time)!  I finally figured out how to post pictures from other blogs!  So -- here are some giveaways! 

Lyneen at I Am Dreaming Of Castles is giving away a HUGE package of paper and ephemera to celebrate her blogaversary.  

Where Women Create has convinced 12 artists to donate their designs for a giveaway every day from the 1st to the 12th!  Believe me, this is one huge giveaway!

Dawn at The Feathered Nest (doesn't EVERYONE read Dawn's posts every day!) has posted 1200 amazing times!  This is just one of her creations she is giving away.  If you don't know Dawn, you MUST visit her blog!

Allen Designs Goody Giveaway includes all of these fun and whimsical items!  She is an amazing artist!

Ok, maybe I didn't learn everything I should have - loading these pictures only took about an hour!  I spend so much time at the computer just to get something to work.  Is it me or my computer?  Yea, I know, it's me.

We are in day 2 of the first blizzard of the winter!  If I am at home, I find a blizzard very exciting and love to watch it out the window.   If I am not at home, I panic!  Two days is enough though!  Even though I got alot done, I am getting a little stir crazy!

I am editing some pictures (such as they are) of my Christmas decorating (such as it is).  Tomorrow I'll show them, I promise!

To those of you who aren't snowed in, think good thoughts for those of us who are . . .

xo  --  Connie


Lyneen said...

THANKS for POSTING my giveaway and yes you now have another chance to win! Good Luck

I know what you mean about glitter. that is why i like Stickles for smaller projects.

Andrea said...

I have been thinking the same thing about marthas glitter, it does not stick to the glue. i don't think I will be using it anymore.Atleast now I know it's just not me!

Welcome to Yaya Chique! said...

Hi sweetie!

Thanks for droppin' by the Yaya and playin in our annual Christmas give away! LOVE your banner...and hon, I have been a professional artist since 1979 and I still get glitter EVERYWHERE! :) Just have fun with it....xo...deb

Anonymous said...

That is about how I do it, brush on and sprinkle the glitter on the wet glue. Do you do it over a paper plate, then dump the extra back in the bottle? If it is not sticking well, you can spray it with a gloss poly when dry.

I LOVE Martha's glitter! Best colors and I like it fine. I always find glass glitter scary, I'm terrified of getting it in my eye or something.