The next challenge "Distress Glitter" can be found on page 56 in the book. I had some serious fun with some new colors of Distress Glitter I purchased recently. It's different than any glitters I've used, and gives such great effects. For this challenge I decided on an 8 x 8 inch canvas.
I used Spun Sugar, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Tarnished Brass.
I started off by painting my canvas with Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint and sealed it with Glue & Seal. I knew I was going to adhere papers over the canvas, so I only needed to paint the outer edges and sides.
I used papers from Graphic 45's "A Ladies Diary" collection. I cut a 7 x 7 inch piece, inked the outer edges with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks, then did a zig-zag stitch with brown thread around the border.
I cut apart some images, crinkled them up, distressed the edges, then inked the edges. This all gives a nice worn, vintage feel.
Then I started applying some of my papers.
I cut a bird cage from Grungeboard and after applying the Distress Glitter, added some pearl baubles.
I added foam tape to the back to pop it up on my canvas for added dimension.
I used Tim's newest Trellis On The Edge die cut pieces apart and adhered them to my piece. Some faux vintage buttons add to the feel of my canvas.
The Caged Bird die is probably one of my all-time favorites so I find I am constantly using it. It was my first Alterations die I ever bought and I still love it!
For some added embellishment, I used the inside pieces from the Trellis die, glittered them and added them randomly to my piece.
The Funkie Junkie is our sponsor this go-around. You can find all the Distress Glitter and many of the products I used today on their website.
Thanks for stopping by. Now go get glittery!