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Monday, December 13, 2010

Glittered Nativity

Coloured Nativity, All White Nativity, Larger Nativity....and now there is GLITTERED Nativity....and you guys are probably saying 'enough of the navitvities' already...well I have just one more to share. A co-worker asked me to make a larger Nativity for her and asked if I could put a bit of glitter on it. I am a sucker for glitter so how could I pass that up!!

And here is how they turned out...you will have to look close to see the glitter in the picture but trust me it is there (my craft table is covered in glitter now)




I really do like the hint of glitter but am not sure if I will do it again, or if I do I will have to adjust how I did it . I smoothed glue on the glittered areas with my fingers and it doubled the time it took to make each piece and I had glitter EVERYWHERE....

oh well...we all need a little extra sparkle now and then
Cheryl

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, the figures do look very nice with a bit of sparkle!

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  2. Honestly the whole thing looks like a bundle of work... but it looks fabulous with glitter! I have a love/hate relationship with glitter, too. So pretty. So messy!

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  3. it looks all the more beautiful with glitter! And I love it that it's not all in-your-face but just a hint of sparklyness.

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  4. oooh! So pretty! I personally LOVE to look at glitter, but I really dislike the mess it leaves behind and have banned it from my house [seriously]. I've also seen shimmering papers, I wonder how it may turn out to use paper with "glitter" incorportated into the paper itself? If it still glistened that might be a nice option too... :)

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  5. Thanks for the comments ladies....I think the census is we all like glitter. The mess was expected but it was how long it all took that will make me think twice. I did try the jewel tone paper Heather but it didn't sparkle that much on the edge so it was hard to tell. I might try making the manger out of full sheets of sparkle paper but it would be hard to quill this piece with it.

    I just might try it again (cause I really love it) but it won't be for a while...at least until I have forgotten how long it took.

    Have a great day everyone
    Cheryl

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  6. Oh yes I can see the glitter and it looks fabulous. I can just imagine how that must sparkle with some Christmas lights around it. Working with glitter is a messy job but then sometimes that's half the fun.
    And by the way, I could never get tired of looking at your nativities

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  7. LOVE it with glitter, I'm like you; everything is better with a hint of glitter. Have you tried using glitter glue, it's awesome; and there's no mess. It would probably work better on the smaller areas/people, but I use it all the time on my projects. There's a line called Stickles - it's just glitter glue but they have the best clear glitter, I saw Michaels is starting to carry it and they have it at the little independent scrapbooking store I visit often; you could see if they have it near you.

    Great job, it's so pretty.

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  8. Hi Tracy
    thanks for the nice comments....I do use glitter glue a lot but it tends to warp the paper. Maybe too high water content and there wasn't enough glitter. I have used it on pieces in the past just for a hint but when I covered the entire body the paper went soft and wet.

    I with you....I love the glittered look

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  9. These are gorgeous! So creative!

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