Saturday, June 25, 2011

Glitter Butterfly Tee

Our very own Laura is famous!

She earned a position as a guest designer for Art Glitter for the next three months.

For her first project, she put her scrapbooking skills to use and made this fabulous glitter T-shirt:

Isn't it beautiful?

Here is a closer look at the butterflies:

Here, in her own words, are the directions:
 Hey, it is Laura.  I have been chosen to be a guest blogger for Art Glitter this summer!  I am very thrilled, as I have used their products for years now. This post was the first project that I made for them and has been on their site. I started with a project that showcased the beautiful range of Art Glitter colors and allowed me to use the holographics. I also got to combine this with my love for the Silhouette Machine.  This butterfly shirt was so easy! 
      First, I used my Silhouette Machine to cut the butterflies out of their black flocked heat transfer material.  All of the designs were available on their site, so I didn't have to create any of the butterflies from scratch.  After I removed the inside pieces and ironed them on to my shirt, I got to the really fun part.  I had a "coloring book" to fill with glitter. For each butterfly, I used the Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive fitted with the fine metal tip to fill the "wells", leaving a little white right around some of the edges to create extra interest.  I used a variety of glitter styles and colors, but focused primarily on opaques, because I wanted the intensity on this project. It was like painting with glitter, each individual container a new well on my artist palette.  
     I let the glue dry for a few hours.  Then, I used a large stencil brush to remove the excess glitter. I set the glue by leaving it for 30 minutes in a warmed oven (according to package instructions).  Then, I washed it inside out in cold water so that I could wear my piece of glittered art.
The Glitter I used:
32 True Blue Ultrafine Opaque
62 Copper Canyon Ultrafine Opaque
66 Yellow Ultrafine Opaque
94 Key Lime Ultrafine Transparent
128 Quark Ultrafine Holographic
140 Canadian Blue Ultrafine Opaque
155 Red Velvet Ultrafine Opaque
189 Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent
329 Egyptian Blue Ultrafine Opaque Holographic
336 Alien Ultrafine Opaque Holographic
500 Ruby Red Microfine Opaque
501 Monarch Microfine Opaque
510 Terra Blue Microfine Opaque

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