Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Experimenting with Stencils To Make Patterned Glitter Paper

Hello everyone,

Today I used a stencil to create patterned paper, then glittered it to make my own glitter paper!

I used the Feathery Leaves stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create a pattern on my Gina K. Designs cardstock panel.  I first inked it with Gina K. Design's In The Navy ink using one of my Life Changing Brushes.  Then I rotated the stencil a bit then did a second inking without adding any more color to my brush.  (Yes, I'm using magnets to hold down my stencil.  I flipped my original MISTI over, and have my project adhered with magnets to the back of the MISTI.)

I then lightly sprayed the panel with Elmer's Craft Bond Spray adhesive.  I protected my desk from any overspray with a cheap plastic dollar store tablecloth, and also sprayed in a small lidded box.

Then coated the whole sticky panel with Nuvo Pure Sheen Diamond Glitter.  I used my Ranger craft sheet over the glittered panel to press the glitter firmly into the adhesive.  The glitter is very translucent so the color and pattern are still very visible, yet the glitter gives a very iridescent look.

I used the Hello from the Bold Greetings word die set to create an Eclipse card with my glittered panel, stacking three layers of white die cut letters with the panel die cuts, adhering them with Art Glitter Glue.

You can watch the process video here:

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Love it Chris! I’m going to have to try this.

  2. Chris that is simply gorgeous!

  3. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing! It looks beautiful!

  4. What beautiful results with such an easy technique!! I gotta try it.

  5. OK. First off Chris, I have to tell you, your card is STUNNING! This is one of the best techniques I have seen in a while and easy too! I will definitely be doing this in the near future! Very well done!

  6. Your card is beautiful and the technique looks like so much fun. Busy, but fun! TFS