Before I start with today's tag, want to thank everyone who has been visiting my blog and leaving comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by, and I hope you continue to do so in the future. I read each and every one of your comments, and I'm very happy to do so.
I have received a few questions regarding my microfine glitter projects, and my altered dress form and tags which I want to address real quickly before I continue with today's tag.
First off, I wanted to let you know I will be making a video tutorial on all the microfine glitter techniques, so for those who are interested in learning more about it, expect it coming soon (as you know, it's been a little crazy around here, and well it's taken me longer than I'd hope to get this turorial filmed for you. Also, the microfine glitters are very easy to find online. or at your local scrapbook store. I know for a fact that The Paper Niche, My Favorite Things, and Simon Says Stamps carry them.
Regarding the dress form questions, I purchased it at one of my local Ross stores. Dress forms are really popular now, and I've found many different varieties at TJ Maxx Stores, Marshalls, Home Goods and Ross. To change it's original color, I just purchased some spray paint at Walmart that was made specifically for painting metal objects. No priming was needed because the paint already had it mixed in. Saved me a lot of time too. Also, the Sizzix frame die I used in Tag #1 does fir through the Big shot and the Cuttlebug. I only have the Cuttlebug machine, and that's what I use to cut all the dies I use. I think that about covers everything for now.
Again, thanks so much for taking the time to comment and asking questions. If you ever need anything, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I try to answer within 48 hours, if not sooner. It is hard to reply at the comments section because the person who asks the questions never knows when the question is answered unless they return to the comments section in the future. I usually try to visit the person's blog and answer there, but many don't have blogs, and therefore it's kind of difficult to get the answers back to them.
Alright now, for today's tag I did something completely different than the previous two tags. I used a black chipboard base which I sprayed with Witch's Potion Purple Starburst Spray, and then embossed using King Midas Gold embossing powder. The fleur de lis background stamp is from Stamper's Best, and I really wanted a subtle pattern in the background, so I tried to not go too heavy on the embossing powder. The shimmer on both the spray, and the embossing powder really shows nicely on the dark background.Tiger Lili Red Orange, California Golden Poppy and my Glitz Pritz in the Desert Moon Cactus Gold. I embossed the edges of some of the flowers with the King Midas Gold embossing powder too.
King Midas Gold Embossing Powder. I layered the key on top of a Fancy Label I cut using one of my Fancy Labels Spellbinders dies. That piece I also sprayed with Desert Moon Cactus Gold. To finish I added some bling, as well as some gold and ivory ribbon at the top of the tag.
As you have been seeing, I tried to focus not only on the shimmer the LSG products give to your projects, but also on the different ways to use them. I particularly love using the embossing powders on metal embellishments for my projects. Have you tried embossing your metals? Try it and you will be hooked!
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