This week, I’ve decided to celebrate the weekend with Glitter. Lots and Lots of glitter!
A few weeks ago I played around with stencils, the new Gina K Design’s Glitz glitter gel, Nuvo Glimmer Paste, and some Pixie Spray! What really drove this goof off session was the Pixie Spray (but the three new Glitz glitter gels didn’t hurt). I was excited to use some stencils that I previously sat on because they were so intricate.
What is Pixie Spray, you ask? It’s a new product from iCraft that was introduced at Creativation. It’s a “Light tack, respositionable adhesive for stencils.” There are other products like this out there, but I’ve never tried them. Plus, who could resist the name Pixie Spray?
So, I just played around one afternoon. I didn’t go to crazy, I only made three panels. But, I had so much fun!
First up, here is the most ornate card. I’m going to list the products uses, but I’m not going to go into too much detail. I will share for this card, I used Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste on the “foamy” parts of the waves to try to make it look more realistic. However, I didn’t wait for the teal to dry and it got a bit mixed up.
The stencil is from the Hero Arts May 2017 kit, as is the mermaid, the sea weed and the sentiment. Mermaid colored with Copic markers. The waves were used with Turquoise Sea Glitz glitter gel (the colors match Gina’s inks and cardstock). As I mentioned I also used a touch of Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste. The sea weed was cut from Lawn Fawn’s Pixie Dust and Simon Says Stamps Aqua glitter card stock. The card base is Gina K Design’s Turquoise Sea, and I didn’t realize it was the match to the gel until just now…
Next up, more Glitz glitter gel:
This time I applied Red Velvet Glitz glitter gel using Hero Arts Ornate Floral stencil. This time I went for a messy look.
The sentiment is from Concord and 9th Just Love, with Love die cut from Lawn Fawn’s Black Licorice cardstock. I used more Black Licorice for the stamped and heat embossed sentiment, which was added with foam tape (the Love was added with liquid adhesive). The card base is more Black Licorice. The red color is so vivid!
Last but not least, we have Nuvo Glimmer Paste! I’ve had this color for awhile now and never used it. I’m kicking myself now. This card may be my favorite.
I used the same Hero Arts stencil as the card above, but this time I added the Plum Spinel Glimmer paste to only part of the panel.
The sentiments on this card are from Concord and 9th’s Hello Lovely. I die cut Lovely three times from Black Licorice cardstock that had been backed with double sided adhesive sheets. The Hello was stamped with Altenew’s Jet Black ink. The card base is Black Licorice again. I wish the pictures conveyed how rich this color is. The combination of the Glimmer Paste and the black sentiment with the white background is stunning in person. The same goes for the Love You More card.
My opinions on the Glitz glitter gel vs the Nuvo Glimmer Paste? The Glitz glimmer gel is so much smoother, like the glitter is suspended in a gel. If you leave the container flat and open it, it’s completely smooth on top. It seems like it’s more liquid, or thinner than the Glimmer paste, but really it’s not. You still get opaque coverage. Any missing coverage on these cards is because I am stingy and apply both products really thinly. To me, the Glimmer Paste is more grainy, goes on a tiny bit stiffer. I still like both products and will continue to use the Glimmer Paste.
Have you tried the new Glitz glitter gel? If so, what do you think?
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