First I have a card I made, based on a sketch by Tanya Leigh. I used Kaisercraft's English Rose collection. I love that the reverse of the barcode strip is decorated...very sweet. I used Kaiser's new Paper Blooms and Sullivan's mini roses on it too.
My layout was made using Graphic 45 "Once Upon A Springtime" paper. These papers are seriously gorgeous with lots of flowers and fairies. And the paper is a really, good quality, fantastic for layering and fussy cutting.
Graphic 45 diecut tags and frames. I added a little extra glitz with some Stickles.
I love making my own flowers so will be posting a few tutorials over the next few weeks. As they say....Stay tuned!
Dimensional Magic is a very versatile product, but many people are unsure how to use it. I use mine all the time, and find it lasts for ages. For me it's a necessity alongside tape and ink. Here are a few of my favourite ways to use it.
1. As a strong glue! It's fantastic for glueing buttons, shells, plastics, acrylic, and metal. I use it on acrylic albums because I want it to last, and I know it will hold.
2. As a glaze on chipboard or other embellishments to give it a glossy look.
3. To create "dew" on your flowers, add a few little droplets on the petals
4. It's brilliant for attaching glitter or Diamond Dust to your projects. Simply put Dimensional Magic where you want the glitter & sprinkle the glitter on. (N.B. It works great if you dip flowers into the Diamond Dust, gives a nice and chunky look.)
5. To highlight a pattern on paper. It has a pointed tip which allows very precise application of this product.
6. To create texture on acrylic albums. Create your own swirls, grid patterns, etc.
7. To attach small items such as beads, microbeads, & Flowersoft.
8. It can be used in the same manner as Glossy Accents (which is used by Tim Holtz in many of his videos, & books)
9. Creates a cool 3-D effect when you mix glitter into it on your chipboard. I use a pinhead or toothpick.
10. You can make jewellery by using it in the same manner as resin.
11. Use it to create a resist, allow to dry. Distress Ink or Glimmer Mist over your paper, then buff off the excess. (I will do a quick tutorial on this in my DT post next week.)
Tips for use
Do not shake the bottle. This will create bubbles (use a pin to pop them while still wet)
Use a needle or pin to unclog the nozzle.
It is a little cloudy when wet, but dries clear.
Turn bottle at angle and squeeze gently to release liquid.
Use the pointed tip for easy and even application.
Outline your work, then fill in.
Allow to dry for 24 hours before handling (It will dry alot faster in the Queensland summers)
Keep out of extreme temperatures or humidity while drying to prevent cracking.
Please let me know if you found this helpful.