Good of you to pop in.
when I saw lovely Linda Williams
showing our guests this at the Open Days,
I was very excited to say the least.
So take a Groovi Christmas card,
like this one, using one of the 10 Twas the Night Baby plates.
If you want to see the step by step on how to arrive at this place,
I’m pretty sure I did this on
Thursday 7th July.
Anyway, I thought you might like to learn how to add glitter.
It’s pretty simple once you’ve got the right gear.
Yep Sticky ink and a Mapping pen.
Oh. And glitter of course.
The best in my humble opinion is Glamour Dust.
You can get it on line for less than we can buy it in for.
Go to Amazon or Hobbycraft, and they have it.
So here’s the kit:
All you do is dip the pen in the sticky ink
and then either fill in areas
(I went for the stars first, to play it safe)
Or run the nib along line art.
Works really really well on parchment.
Not so well on card.
(I tried it because I thought this would be a breakthrough).
But it didn’t flow so well on card.
If you dip a thin paper stump in the sticky ink, it works brilliantly on card. Just keep twirling the nib back to a paper point.
You don’t have to rush either;
the ink stays sticky until you add the glitter to it.
So you can take your time.
I thought I would try and make snow too.
So I dotted the nib in the centre area.
Can you see the dots?
Then sprinkle the glitter over the whole image.
Tap off, and hey Presto!
Glitter where you want it!
Snow works really lovely.
See how I went over Grace, Mum, Ben and so on?
Very happy with this inexpensive bit of kit.
I imagine one ought to put the lid on tightly after use.
And clean the nib.
Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution cleans the nib up like new.
But I bet there’s something that expert parchers use….
do let us know!
We’re all Groovi ears, aren’t we, Groovi friends?!
Now you know xxxx
Time to stop.
Love and Peace.