Mixing It Up - Painting With Glitter

Hey all!  Lisa here and today I'm playing with painting with glitter!  It's a technique that Heidi from Miss Ink introduced me to and I've been playing with it this month.  I'm not sure if I've used it as it was intended, but I sure have been having a lot of fun! Today I've used it lots to add some sparkle and shimmer to my icy creation using the Say Cheese and Calm and Bright stamp sets along with the Diamond Fade Stencil 3!

I started by ink blending some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil lightly... I wanted a cold icy look and just wanted a tiny bit of blue.  Then I added some glitter and Glossy Accents in a paint tray and mixed them together.  Note:  It's a good idea to put the Glossy Accents in first if you don't want to possibly blow your glitter all over the place...lol... can you see how I know that?  I also put a few of the stars from the Dazzle Stars in one of the wells and had my fine point tweezers standing by.

Then I started painting the glitter/gel mix onto my diamonds... I added just a little of the chunky blue glitterbut I wanted to choose where I added it so I kept the two separate rather than just mixing the two glitters together.  As I went along, I'd add a pretty star here and there while the glitter glue mixture was still wet.

When I was done with the background, I used the Scene Builder stencil and more Tumbled Glass ink to create a pond, cut it out and popped it up over the background.  Then I added more of the gel mixture to "ice" my pond...

So pretty right??  Then I just added my images that were stamped, cut and colored with Copics.

I just can't get enough of these adorable dressed up mice and their cutie pie companions from Say Cheese!  And the tree from Calm and Bright was perfect for this icy scene.  I painted on some glittered gel to the snowy tufts on the tree after it was colored.

I just added a few of my favorite Trinity sequins and done!

Thanks for stopping and hope you enjoyed it!  Maybe you'll try a little painting with glitter??  I highly suggest it... I'm sure like me you've got a whole stash of glitter that you don't use a ton of and this is a great (normally not messy-remember... add the Glossy Accents first...lol!) way of using it!

Come back soon for more Miss Ink Stamps inspiration!