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Monday, May 30, 2011

More Glamour Glitter from Jenny MA

Hi everyone
Herer are some more Glamour Glitter pictures from Jenny Ma. I hope you enjoy them.

Fabulous little Bird Boxes.

Thanks Jenny

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Glitter Mixing Recipes 3

Well I have had a busy weekend buying furniture and now I am looking forward to starting the week off clearing a space and cleaning. It comes on Thursday Woo Hoo, at last we have bought a sofa etc for my main floor.  New houses are great!

Here are some more recipes for all you fans of Glamour Glitter

1. Robbies Mix

1 measure of Navy
1 measure of Blue Gunmeatal
1 measure of Perrywinkle
1 measure of Sand
1 measure of Hunter Green

Robbie went for it when she was mixing.  This color is great and one I will be using myself.

2.  When you want something a little bit different but sunny and warm, try this:

1 measure of Orange
1 measure of Fools Gold

Love it, Love it, Love it.

3. This is a big favourite of everyone

1 measure of Dark Gold
1 measure of Silver

Really something to try.

Hope you all enjoy these and let me know how they turn out.

Leave your comments here on the blog so everyone can enjoy them.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Jenny Ma - Designer for Craft & Glitz

Jenny is really good friend of mine. I met her while doing classes on mixing glitter. She is an Artist to trade and Sugar Craft Teacher too. She does love Scrapbooking and makes the most amazing little books.

Here is some of her artwork.

The attention to detail is great. Those fairies look real and I love the Glittered wings.

Thank you Jenny for submittimg these pictures and I hope to see some more artwork in the near future.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Instructions on how to mix your Glamour Glitter

I will start by telling you a little about our Glamour Glitter.

Our Glamour Glitter is a Premium Microfine Glitter and is made in the USA.  It is of a consistently high quality and we carry a 100% satisfaction rate with our customers.  Something we are very proud of. 

The glamour Glitter is Acid Free, Heat Resistant and Non Toxic. It is a very versatile product and can be used in a variety of ways, but today I am going to introduce you to the art of mixing and making your Glamour Glitter work for you.

We are constantly being asked why we dont sell certain colors and we always answer "We do not sell mixed Glitter as it is can be a problem betweeen batches and trying to maintain a good mix with the different densities of each colour." i.e. it doesn't always work.

Our Glamour Glitter is cut to a size of .004 x .004 m which is the smallest size we go to, this gives the glitter the appearance of powder.

My good friend and partner in crime is Pam Whyte from Photographs and Memories in Calgary, which is her Scrapbook Store, and she came to me one day and said I am having so much fun mixing some colors of glitter and coming up with loads of names.  She showed me what she was doing and I asked her if I could run with the idea and develop it and take it a step further, sure she said and this is where this idea came from.

I am always so surprised when customers tell me they were told not to mix their Glitter???? Why Not??? As long as you dont contaminate each pot - GO AHEAD -

I have a little group of Ladies in Calgary - We meet in PAMS Store -  I tried this class with them and they had so much fun I now take it to other Scrapbook stores who carry our product and offer classes to get the ladies started.

I reckon it must be getting close to get together again Ladies!!!!

Craft & Glitz supply Craft Bottles in packs of 5 and Mixing Cards in packs of 2, for you to keep records of what you mix to complete your projects, ask your LSS to stock them. They are available to order Now.

So back to the subject:
Basically I tell everyone it does not matter what you use for a scoop or measure as long as you try to be consistent when mixing it seems to work best that way for most mixes.

I use my pinch tool from my baking drawer, some people use a straw with a scoop on it.

Try this:

Take one measure of Perrywinkle,  and put it into a Craft Bottle, clean your measuring tool, tissues with Lotion work very well for this, now everyone knows the Perrywinkle is like a suede rather than a sparkly glitter so if you want BLING  add one measure of Iridescent Diamonds to your measure of Perrywinkle, and this next step is Important! do not shake the bottle, if you do the static causes it to stick to the sides of the bottle, (the bottle is made from Polysterene and the Glitter is made of Polyester), just turn your bottle a little onto its side and turn it around a few times, if you watch it you can see the glitter mixing and stop when you are happy. Use as normal.

When mixing Glamour Glitter, remember not every colour has the same density, meaning some are heavier than others and you dont always get an even mix - this is not a negative - some great effects can be created this way. Watch for pictures in future posts.

Here are a couple more recipes:

This one was created by Jewel in Calgary

1 measure of Apricot
1 measure of Limetreuse
1 measure of Navy
1 half measure of Sand

This is a fabulous mix, and worth a try.

Ok one more for now:

1 Measure of Light Gold
2 measure of Black

Nice and simple but very effective.

Now if you get started and make some great mixes, Send me your recipes and I will publish them for you. All I need is what colors you used, your measures and your name.

Thanks for reading


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunny Yellow Mix

Here is a picture of the Sunny Yellow Mix from the recipes yesterday.  It is actually a little lighter in real life. I find my computer shows the colors darker than they actually are so it never looks great.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Glitter Mixing Recipes. 2

Well it wont be long until Summer and time to start thinking of Holiday sparkle and what better way to do that than mix yourself up some fabulous summer mixes.

Here are some you are going to love.

1. Sunshine is on our minds so try this one:

2 measures of Yellow Glamour Glitter
1 measure of White Glamour Glitter

This makes the best sunny colour - try some flowers with this, you will love it! Try making the centres Sparkle even more with Iridescent Diamonds Glamour Glitter.

2. Why not make a garden of colours:

Try: 1 measure of Lavender Glamour Glitter with
        1 measure of Silver Glamour Glitter

This stands out from the crowd. Now close your eyes and imagine all those lovely Pansy's, try making flowers with Black centres with this color.

3. For all you Blues lovers.

1 measure of Canadian Blue Glamour Glitter
1 measure of Electric Blue Glamour Glitter

These make the most fabulous colour, Mediterranean Seas spring to mind.

As usual try them yourself and let me know how they turn out.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Glitter Mixing Recipes

Hi There

I know you are all waiting for this. 

I should explain to those of you who have not had the class yet. Recently I spent some time visiting various stores explaining how to mix their glitter to create different colors. When doing that we got some great effects too. I promised them I would start posting some new recipes as soon as I could get organised.

I will post a how to page soon so that you all know how easy it is to mix and match your colors.

These recipes came from Pam in Fairmount Drive.

Pam calls this one WINE:

1/2 measure of Garnet
1/4 measure of Classic Red
1/4 measure of Blush

Pam named this one BURGANDY:

1/2 measure of Classic Red
1/4 measure Garnet
1/4 measure Bronze

Pam called this one PLUM:

1/2 measure of Garnet
1/2 measure of Pink

I dont use 1/2 or 1/4 measures as a rule but give these a go and alter them to suit your needs.

Let me know what you think of them. Leave a comment below. Send me any recipes you particularly like and I will add them to the posts . How often should I post these? Do you want them once a week? Once a month? Let me know and I will see what I can do. Remember I am not going to post the finished colors as they never show well on screen.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Designs by Stacey Rumsby

I love it when things work, dont you?
I have been trying to post these pictures for sooo long.
A big thank you to Stacey for these lovely designs.

The pictures do not do Staceys artwork justice. They really are georgeous in real life.

|I hope you enjoy them.