Do you love the sparkle glitter adds to your projects? If so you will LOVE this technique!! I am a total glitter junkie and one night while I was playing around with my Spellbinders dies I came up with a New Technique!! The Technique is called Adhesive Masking. I am very excited about this technique and would love to share it with all of you! I took a lot of pictures while I was doing this technique. I don't know about you but I am a very visual person and I love to be able to see lots of pictures.
To start with this is what you will need.~
Spellbinders-Wizard Die Cutting and Embossing Tool or another die cutting system.
Spellbinders Dies-*this is an important note--Spellbinders dies are the only dies that are cut all the way through allowing you to also be able to use them as a stencil.
Xyron-any size machine *don't worry if you don't have a xyron!! You can also use sticker paper or any kind of paper with an adhesive backing.
Assortment of Glitter-*ultra fine glitter works the best, it will get into all of the tiny spaces.
As you are going through the steps you can also click on each image to enlarge if you would like to.
Take a piece of cardstock and run it through the xyron. If you don't have a xyron and you are using sticker or another adhesive paper you can skip steps 1 and 2.Step 2
Remove the clear covering from the cardstock.
For placing your paper onto the die you want to make sure the side with the adhesive is down. If you used the xyron one side will be the cardstock and the other side will be the glossy paper with the adhesive from the xyron. Put the glossy side facing down onto the die.
Glossy---->Glossy facing down onto the die---->Step 4
Layer the mats and run it through the Wizard.
Die (cut side or ridges up)
Once the shape is cut remove the piece from the die.Step 6
Peel off the backing to expose the adhesive. Once you have done this place the die cut back into the die with the adhesive facing down.
Now for the messy but FUN part!! Time to add the glitter. While adding the glitter it helps to kind of rub it in with your fingers. Once all of the adhesive is covered with glitter then tap off all of the excess glitter. Step 8
Very carefully remove the die cut from the die. The best way to do this is to have the die on the table and pull the die cut up. This way if some tiny pieces of glitter come of they will fall down instead of getting on the the exposed adhesive.Step 9
Now you will add your second color of glitter.This is what your finished piece will look like. Isn't that cool!! Here are a few other pieces I have done using the Adhesive Masking Technique.
There are soooo many possibilities with the Adhesive Masking Technique!! I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial! I would love to hear what you think about the technique and if you give it a try please post a picture to your blog or a gallery and then leave me a link. I would love to see your creations!!
Have a wonderful day!!