I had painted a background and planned to make a page border with glitter glue. I had a bottle of glitter glue I had just purchased at the craft store. I was so excited to play with it. The jar looked so enticing. Alternating turquoise and lime green glue spiraled throughout the tube. I love those colors! I squeezed and squeezed, but nothing was coming out. I should have known something was wrong! But as I squeezed the bottle like the Hulk, all I thought was,”Wow, this comes out hard!” Duh! Well, all of a sudden a large glob of glitter rolled down my hand and onto the page. The top of the plastic jar was sliced open! So I spread the glue out onto the page and went with it. Lots of painting with my fingers on this one. I also used a little punched star as a mask. I found some tape in the dollar section of Michael’s that has little birds on it. Too cute!
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I love the colors on this page! I used Folk Art paints for the background in shades of grey, green, and aqua. I drew a dragonfly. It came out alright. I was pleased. I used some clear glitter “paint” to add selective spots of sparkle on the page. I used markers and a Bic Wite-Out correction pen to finish off the page with a border, flight path, and floating flowers. The floating flowers really added a lot to the page – good thing it doesn’t really have to make sense.
This page started with the message I wanted to express. I used an inexpensive set of Colorific Glitter Watercolors to paint the background (and later the flower). I love the glittery look this paint. It does not show up though in the photos. I drew the flower with a fine point marker. and then filled it in with paint. I wrote the phrase with a Bic Mark It and a fine point Sharpie. I added dots with a correction pen.
I did not want summer to end. I love summer vacation. This sentiment was the inspiration for this page. I first painted the page with an inexpensive set of glitter watercolors by Colorific in turquoise. The paint is nice and glittery in real life, but it does not show up in the photo. Then I took some white cardstock and rubbed a couple different shades of orange ink pads directly onto the paper. I used a large, inexpensive foam stamp and VersaMark watermark ink to stamp the star. Watermark ink can be used for tone on tone stamping (it works better on some colors of paper than others) and as a sticky surface for adhering embossing powder. I used silver tinsel embossing powder from Ranger and a heat gun to set it. I then cut a quarter circle to adhere to the upper left corner of the page. I then cut rays from various yellow patterned papers. I stuck all the paper pieces to the page with double sided tape. I used Tombow permanent mono-adhesive. I think the removable stuff is crap. I outlined all the paper pieces inside and out with my Micron. Then I used a Bic Mark It to add my sentiment.