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Easy Peasy Stencils, Spray Glue and Glitter

June 17, 2012
Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

           

ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!

Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Technique. Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada only, please).

More Dreamweaver Stencil fun.

While I was toiling over my paint-stencil-glitter technique I had a brief brain blurp. I was thinking about how the soap repels the adhesive on sticky paper and I thought it might repel some spray adhesive. And it does, fairly well.

Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

Dreamweaver Stencil LM2004 Lizard, Art Glitter Microfine Transparent colors.

Things U Need
Dreamweaver Stencil
Dreamweaver’s Handmade Soap
Art Glitter Ultrafine: Transparent, Pearlescent, Opaque colors
Art Glitter Microfine: Transparent and Opaque colors
Spoon
Cheapo Spray Glue
Matte Board
Tape
Spray Lacquer

Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

Dreamweaver Stencil LG730 Peacock.

Soap up the top side of your stencil. This is opposite of the side you soap in the Double Glitter Technique. Then depending on how precise you want to be you can either tape your stencil to your matte board or simply lay it in place on top of a flat disposable surface outside.

I’m really lazy about it, I just hold the stencil in place with my thumb and apply the spray adhesive. Makes my thumb nice and gooey with adhesive. My lazy method is not a precise method, but doable.

Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

Dreamweaver Stencil LG730 Peacock, Art Glitter Microfine Transparent colors.

First I started sprinkling glitter on while the stencil was in place. Then I realized it would be a lot less mess to remove the stencil and add glitter, no need to leave stencil there. The only thing is that the design is harder to see. But I’m always up for a little unexpectedness.

Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

Dreamweaver Stencil LG613 Koi with Spray Glue.

Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

Dreamweaver Stencil LG613 Koi, Left- Art Glitter Microfine Opaque colors, Right- Art Glitter Microfine Transparent colors.

The only surface I experimented with in these photos was matte board. The fuzzy kind gave me most wonderful results. I’m did make my first experimental one with cardstock and it worked well too. I must admit too that my favorite is Microfine Art Glitter gives the best/most detailed coverage.

The fuzzy matte boards also accepts spray lacquer well. You can over-spray paper and other surfaces easily. It is best to use several light coats than to cake it on in one coat, just like the directions say on the can! This is the best method for the glitter too, it will help you gage how thick you need the lacquer to keep glitter on, without dulling the glitter.

Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

I really enjoyed the results I got from leaving my tape off. Great borders are created.

To clean glue off, use same techniques as for cleaning acrylic paint off stencils. Described in this POST…

Stencil, Glitter, Spray Glue Technique by Emily M. Miller

Dreamweaver Stencil LG743 Stylized Dahlia, Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent colors.

“We’ve only just begun….” I have been slowly dreaming up several techniques with Art Glitter and Dreamweaver Stencils. I know I won’t be able to get them all done by the end of our joint adventure in July, but I will carry on and attempt to get them all out of my head and into practice.

There is still Glass Glitter to explore and fabric, don’t get me started, oh too late. Next… fun with stencils and Fantasy film.

       

Above: Art Glitter and Dreamweaver Stencil Prize package!

For more inspiration from the Dream Team, here’s the blog list for this week:
Dream It Up! blog
Pam Hornschu
Laura Drahozal
Louise Healy
Wendy Jordan
Terrece Siddoway
Kristi Van Doren
Georgia Sommers
Lee Kellogg
Jessie Hurley
Liz Martin
Cyndi Bundy
Cherylynn Moser

One Comment leave one →
  1. Tony permalink
    November 9, 2012 1:30 am

    Hi!
    I love your creations! I am presently trying to make my own stencils to do something similar with LP album covers… but I don’t have the metods to make a metal stencil… is there another material I can use? Why is the metal stencil considered so essential for glitter stenciling? Any feedback would be appreciated!
    Thanks!

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