Saturday, August 18, 2012

Glittering Snowflake Ornament

By far, of my favorite theme is Holiday decorating is snowflakes!  Today I'll be sharing one of what, I'm sure,  will be many snowflake-themed projects.  This is a super quick and easy project, not to mention fairly inexpensive.  These snowflakes are great as ornaments, embellishments for cards or layouts, or tie them onto your packages for a little extra pizazz.  Of course, the ornaments are cool, but glitter makes them great!

For this project I used:  a Snowflake from Clear Scraps Mini Snowflake album, Sizzix Snowflake Embossing folder, Sizzix Big Shot embossing machine, Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive (DDCA), and Art Glitter Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter - #86 Angel Dust.

Begin by placing the acrylic snowflake in the embossing folder so that the snowflake pattern is centered on the acrylic.  Run it through the Big Shot.

After embossing, remove the protective plastic from both sides of the acrylic.  Placed the snowflake on your work surface so that the embossed snowflake is face down and the recessed snowflake is face up.  Using a fine metal tip on your DDCA, begin filling the recessed areas of the snowflake

If you work quickly, you can fill the entire snowflake with adhesive and then cover with Angel Dust glitter.  If you work slowly, stop after one or two sections and add the glitter so that you can be sure your glue is still wet and the glitter will adhere properly.  Shake and tap off the excess glitter.
Run a line of DCCA around the outer edge of the snowflake and sprinkle on more Angel Dust glitter.

Lie flat to allow adhesive to dry thoroughly.  The glue is still wet and milky white here.

Once the glue dries, the glittered areas are much more translucent - like a crystal snowflake.  Add a ribbon for hanging.

This is another snowflake ornament that I have made using Art Glitter and Clear Scraps Acrylic.  It is a larger and slightly more involved project.  The full instructions are on the Art Glitter Blog today.  Please go check it out!