Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Art of Microfine Glitter

The Art of Microfine Glitter is a new class coming up (Edit: Date should be April 5th) March 22 at Stampin' Cat Studio in Salem. I've been slowly collecting sets of Microfine glitter. It is a bit more expensive than the Ultrafine glitter, but is just to elegant and lovely. It is rich, velvety, a bit less shiny and flashy...and I think it can be used a bit more easily on projects that you want to use a lot of glitter on, like the chipboard flower here. Because it is not quite as sparkly it doesn't overwhelm the eye so much, or look gaudy. Sometimes you want lots of bling, but sometimes the microfine glitter adds just the right touch. Unfortunately the glitter didn't show up well in most of the pictures, but you can get an idea of what the finished products will look like. If you live in the area, you really need to stop by the store and see the sample board in person. Even if you can't take the class, maybe I can convince you to get your hands on some Microfine glitter. Warning...don't sneeze, breathe hard, or emit any loud exclamatory statements with loose microfine glitter in front of you. I believe my entire craft area is now coated in a fine layer of glitter. Not that I mind, but I think my husband may be scared to enter the room to use the computer. Maybe that's why he's just been using his laptop...ha,ha. My daughter, on the other hand, has been hovering nearby trying to get in on the action as much as possible. In fact she made a little card with the same layout as the chipboard flower card...so cute...copying is the highest form of flattery, especially when it is your daughter doing the copying.


Glee-scrap said...

I don't have any Microfine glitter...it sure it pretty!
I love that top card the most, but personaly it distracts me when the scalloped(or any decorative edge scissor), does'nt come out "even". I know you did'nt ask for advice, so I hope you don't mind a tip: I cut my matt bigger than it needs to be and then decide which scallop curve would be the best to start my next cut on, with the stamped art held (not adhered)until the decorative cutting is all done. The matt may not be say, an even 1/4 inch all the way around, but it is less obvious than an uneven decorative edge!
Thanks for showing your artwork...I love your blog and wish I lived close enough to take a class from you!
Erin : )

The Coburn Family said...

Hi Valonda! We can't wait for you guys to come visit! Don't expect snowy weather - I think it will probably be all gone by the time you get here. Tell Hannah and Noah hi for us (and Matt too, of course).

Hannah is such a budding artist! Her and Preston will have fun being artistic together...Preston's favorite canvas is our furniture! :)