Altenew has a wonderful class recently added to their courses called: For the Love of Color. WOW.. This was really a great class; I learned so much. Julia Altermann is the instructor and there are 6 lessons and a bonus lesson. I’m partaking in these classes as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). This is my third class in the level 3 program
From the minute I watched these lessons, the coloring on glitter technique was stuck in my head, but my supplies didn’t include much in the way of glitter. I initially started out using a bright glitter with the plan to die cut letters and take a different route, but my mind kept coming back to the coloring on glitter technique. I did have some holographic glitter and thought I’d give it a try and see how it went. I was pleasantly surprised that covering my sticky paper with glitter really didn’t use as much as my mind thought it would. I have plenty left for many many more projects (which is good as I see me doing this frequently).
So, I continued along my coloring on glitter journey (which is lesson 5 of her lesson plan). I burnished in my glitter. I planned out my idea and stamped it. Then I was done. I didn’t want my ink to smear so I set the project aside so it could fully dry. Meanwhile, I continued with my first idea. So, we are changing gears here. I took a side folding pieced of cardstock and stamped my Altenew gift flower image onto the upper center area and colored it in with my Altenew Artist markers. I went back in with my Prismacolor pencils and added highlights and details. Next, using some glitter paper I made with Tonic Pure Sheen glitter in turquoise, I die cut using the Inline Alpha dies, hello. I placed these somewhat across the floral image I colored. Before gluing these down, though, I knew I wanted ‘beautiful’ under the Hello. So I placed the ‘beautiful’ and used tape to cover up the surrounding words to the sentiment (so I could just get the single word). I inked the word and kept reminding myself, remove the tape before you stamp! Thankfully, I did and achieved a beautiful image. I then adhered my ‘hello’ and my project was done. I frequently say “Hello, beautiful”, so this sentiment is truly something someone would expect to receive from me. This was another technique from the bonus lesson. I’m sharing some photos of the project below.
New day, and for sure my stamped on glitter is dry. I brought out my Crayola markers and began coloring over the glitter and blending colors as Julia demonstrated in the lesson. It was so easy. The only thing I forgot was the ink takes a while to dry, so I got a bit of ink on myself and a few places I didn’t want on the image, but you really don’t notice them. By the way, the stamps were from the Altenew Wild Hibiscus set (I love this set)! While the ink was drying, I stamped the images again (I had not removed the stamps from my positioner tool) onto white cardstock. I decided I wanted some of the images in black on the outside of the card. I die cut the ‘D’ shape into the card panel I just created and cut extra ‘D’s so I could layer up just the ‘D’ shape. When the drying was done, I foam mounted the second panel I created (that has the black images only) over the glittered image. I placed these onto my side folding card. I stamped my sentiment in black ink then foam mounted the ‘D’ shape into place. I love how this glitter window panel looks. Lovely instructions Julia! That’s the great thing about these online videos, you can come back and watch them over and over, which I did during this process. Below are some photos to share. I hope you enjoyed my explanation and might give this a try or even this lesson from Altenew
*** Coloring on Glitter Project ***
*** Making glitter paper and using die cuts project ***