No card today but I tried out Kathy's tutorial that she shared about using Copics on glitter.
Please be sure to look at Kathy's as it so much prettier. :-)
What I did. I grabbed out some Jac Paper and cut it just larger than the Deckled Edged Spellbinder oval that I wanted to use. Found some scrap cardstock about the same size and attached the Jac Paper to this then cut out the oval. I then peeled off the second side of the Jac paper and added my glitter. I used this blue as it is the lightest colour glitter I have. Although I have a gold....I will have to try that. The whole time I was working from memory as I had quickly read through the tutorial in the morning and of course when I was ready to try this the computer was tied up with the kids. I remembered that Kathy had said to shake off the excess glitter and then burnish it with your finger. Well I was not sure on the meaning of burnish so just thought it meant to really press the glitter into the Jac Paper. Which I did, then proceeded to stamp it with my Memento Ink. Finding an appropriate stamp was another challenge. I only have this set of Stampin Up rubber stamps that I can actually colour.....I use a lot of digital stamps for colouring in. Anyways, I stamped the image and the ink just disappeared into the glitter, stamped a solid butterfly image and again it disappeared. Thought oh well, just see what the Copic look like on it and draw my own butterfly (note feelers appearing above top flowers) ink seem to disappear also. So then I started rubbing it and I noticed that I was removing a little more glitter and getting a smoother surfaced.......burnished.
tr.v. bur·nished, bur·nish·ing, bur·nish·es
1. To make smooth or glossy by or as if by rubbing; polish.
2. To rub with a tool that serves especially to smooth or polish.
A smooth glossy finish or appearance; luster.
So then I restamped the image an tadah! I could see it much better. Used my darkest Copic Pens and it coloured up well. I did do a couple of layers of colouring.
Another view....hard to photograph glitter.
Best photo I think.
Now I will be keeping an eye out for some white glitter and finding a rubber stamp that I can colour in. I think it is a great technique with the right equipment.