Monday, November 18, 2013

Practical Scrappers Sparkly Joy Altered Letters

Good morning, Scrappin' Friends! I'm so excited to share this glittery holiday display today, which is getting it's own feature over at Practical Scrappers today! I got these cool Paper Mache Letters which I painted with layers of grey and silver acylic paint. The front of the letters I coated with lots of Silver Glitter, just some standard chunky kid glitter. Then I got to work with the Mod Podge, pasting on hexagons I cut with my Cricut machine. After all the hexagons were attached and trimmed around the letters I did a final coat of Mod Podge and coated the letters with Chunky Clear Plastic Glitter. 
Here you can see the final coating of what I always call kid glitter because it's uber chunky. It adds a lot of sparkle, but still let's your paper shine through! I topped off each letter with a snowflake embellishment I built out of glitter paper cricut cuts and some retired rhinestone brads that I've been hoarding for just this kind of special project. I finished off my bling with a Sparkle Flourish for each letter. I adhered the flourishes with lots of Liquid Glass, which dried clear so it didn't interfere with the sparkle of the letters. For the parts of the flourish that were not actually attached to the letters I just flipped the whole thing over and coated the sticky part of the flourish with more Liquid Glass so it wouldn't attract hair or dust. 
Here's a few close ups of how I did the bling on each letter. I can't wait to add these letters to my holiday mantel! I'm linking up to the Make It Monday party over at An Original Belle and the Paper Issues It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas Party! 
NaBloPoMo November 2013
I hope you'll stop back later today for my special announcement. Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

12 comments:

Gina Brandstetter said...

WOW!!! this is Gorgeous! Thank you for including the details on how you did this!

Shelly Nemitz said...

This is soooooo beautiful! "Joy" is my favorite Christmas word :) You made this sound easier than I'm sure it really easy … outstanding creativity! Once again you've proven why you're one of my favorite CTMH artists.

Sheila Bennett said...

Your letters are so pretty. Love all the glitter and sparkle!

Janet McCormick said...

These are gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Betty Locco said...

Oh - this is so pretty. I thought you used the ornament paper from the Sparkle and Shine pack until I actually read your post. I love the hexagons! And the glitter of course!

Jennifer Swenson said...

Very cool!! Beautiful work!! What size are the hexagons cute at?

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Kristie Goulet said...

Love this! So cool!

Wendy Coffman said...

I just cut them at 11 without messing about with the Real Dial size or anything. Artbooking sizes things proportionally, but I like the size they come out at 11". Hope that helps!

Katy said...

LOVE these!!! You're so creative!

Denise Elliott said...

Wendy!! Oh My Goodness girl! AMAZING!! BEAUTIFUL!! I want one!! lol great job!!

Heather North said...

I adore this mantle piece you created. It's so pretty and sparkly. You creation inspires me.

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