Saturday, January 14, 2012

My glitter garden

Hello, my dear Robin's Nest friends ! Irit is here again with my first post during my second term on this fantastic team.
This time I decided to show you how you can make your own glitter garden, using Robin's Nest most gorgeous glitter cardstocks and glitter chipboards.
The base of this project is this cheap acrylic frame and I actually covered it with home die cut flowers and leaves.
Products used here:
Acrylic frame
Robin's Nest products:
Glitter Chipboards:red lime green, pink, yellow
Other products: Sizziz flower and leaves dies, EK Success flower and leaves punches
Chipboard butterfly (A2Z Scraplets)
Creative Inspiration Paints: Mellow Yellow, Sunshine, Rustic Red, Evergreen, Citrus
Fancy Pants swirl and flowers stamps
Staz-on white ink
How I did it:
1. Stamp some flowers and swirls with Staz- On over acrylic frame top. As you can see only the small portions of it are seen after I covered it with all flowers and leaves.
2. Die cut and punch lots and lot of flowers, leaves and swirls  from all papers and glitter chipboards. Use dies to cut your glitter chipboards and punches for cardstock and paper, as chipboards are too thick for punches. Assemble your flowers and begin to glue them over the frame. First glue the swirls, then some big flowers, then add  leaves and small flowers and try to make  it to look as a random collection.

3. Glue dew drops as your flower centers: make a small center flowers over the big flowers and add just one drop over the small ones. Add  Tear drops as your leaves over the small leave branches.
4. Now for the painting. As the glitter was too bright, I decided to soften it with a bit of water colors, so I added some light paint layer over the chipboard flowers. The white glitter cardstock was just perfect for resist painting, so I painted  over the white flowers and then  cleaned the paint from the glitter parts using a baby wipes.

Finally I added this chipboard huge butterfly, painted and glitter covered  and my shiny garden was done.
And a finished project

You can do the similar project too: just go to Robin's Nest shop, pick some glitter products and Dew Drops and give yourself a freedom to be a bit crazy.
See you in two weeks with another glittery project.


Rachel said...

You never cease to amaze me!!! And I really needed a garden right now! Thank you!

Clare D. said...

I love the water colors on the glitter idea! What a beautiful project! Wish I had time to scrap with TRN today!

Robin said...


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