Glitter Glaze Geodes
Hello crafty friends, Lauren here with a fun technique using Glitter Glaze and foil! I used these two products to create geodes on the edges of my cards. I also have a video showing the process of making the geodes. To watch the video, please click here: Glitter Glaze and Foil Geodes
I started by choosing three different sets of glitter glaze combinations. Some are from the permanent collection and others are from the glitter glaze of the month subscription club. I find that the subscription items have really complemented the existing shades, especially because I love to do ombre/gradient looks. The blue geodes use Berry, Glacier (subscription color) and Gold, the green geodes use Emerald, Mint (subscription color) and Gold, and the pink geodes use Raspberry, Flamingo (subscription color), Grape and Gold. In the video I used Grape, Carnival (Mardi Gras collection) and Gold. If you don't have the colors you need, you could also try using the white Fallen Snow glitter glaze, and tint it with inks or pigments to get the shades you want.
I started with some panels of Alabaster cardstock, and using a palette knife with the darkest shade of glitter glaze, freehand a shape in opposing corners. You'll want a good thick layer to that the white cardstock does not show through underneath. It doesn't have to be perfect and the edges can be messy, because you'll be covering them with another shade next. It's helpful to do a Google search for geodes first, so you can see the color variations and typical shapes to get an idea.
Next, I took the lighter shade and went around the outside of the darker shade, smoothing and blending the two tones together where the colors meet. Then I finish with the gold glitter glaze around the outside, also smoothing together the line between the two colors. Let the glitter glaze dry for a long time before moving to the next step.
When the glitter glaze is dry, I used a DecoFoil pen to draw adhesive all around the edge of the geode shape. When the glue is dry, I took a scrap piece of gold foil and burnished it into the glue areas all around. If there is an area that doesn't stick well, go back over it with more glue and foil until you are satisfied. When I finished, there was a very small gap between the foil and the glitter glaze, so I spritzed some Gilded Liquid Element onto my craft mat, and filled in the white space with a tiny paintbrush. This is the last step for the geodes!
For the gold layer underneath the geode panels, I used embossing ink direct to the outer edge of a piece of cardstock and heat embossed Gilded Sparkle powder over the whole border.
I stamped the "You are amazing" sentiment from Conservatory of Quotes, and the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Sharon's Script, and embossed them both in Gilded EP. I cut the strips and popped them up with foam tape on the blue and pink geode cards, and added some embellishments. On the green card, I splattered the card front with Gilded Liquid Element, and then die cut the Hello sentiment from DecoFoil foam adhesive. I peeled off the top layer to expose one side of the adhesive, and put a sheet of gold foil over it, burnishing it with my fingers. I peeled off the foil and stuck the sentiment down across the card front. I finished it off with some acrylic bubbles and flat gold confetti.
I hope this inspires you to try some fun techniques with glitter glaze! Be sure to post your projects on social media, and don't forget to use the hashtags #BrutusMonroe and #CreateYourOwnEnding so we can see what you make! Have a great weekend.
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