Calling All BFFs

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I can't think of one thing that would not be improved by adding some glitter glue. And to prove it, look what some glitter glue did for this board and a couple wood letters. This photo board belongs to the Amazing Sydney. You can make one just like it, or add your own special twist to it.

I have used many kinds of glitter glue, and in my opinion, Big & Glitzy Glitter Glue is among the coolest glitter glues on earth! The glitter in it is....well....Big...and Glitzy. And all out fabulous.

You can get Big & Glitzy at most craft stores, or try Addicted to Crafts. There is not a color in this line that you won't love.

To make Sydney's photo board,
You need:
  • Big & Glitzy Glitter Glue: Nugget, Amethyst
  • a flat board, 4" x 24"
  • pre-painted wood letters: BFF
  • acrylic paint: fuchsia, black
  • value pack of round rhinestones in multi colors
  • 3 wood spring clothespins
  • flat paintbrush
  • craft glue
  • tweezers (these are optional)
Try this:
1. Paint the board fuchsia. Paint the clothespins and the edges of the letters black. Let the paint dry.

2. Squeeze out both colors of Big & Glitzy to cover the front of the letter B. Using the tweezers, or the technique that Imaginina and her boss showed us last week, set the rhinestones into the glue while it is wet. Repeat for the other letters. Let the Big & Glitzy dry.

Tip: To set a rhinestone in glitter glue, set it gently on the surface and lightly tap the top of it to settle it down into the glue.

3. Glue the letters and clothespins to the board as you see in the photo.

Think about what personal twist you might add to make the board your own.
  • change the paint, the Big & Glitzy, or the rhinestone colors to your signature colors
  • Decorate letters that spell a name or a word like HOPE or WISH
  • What else can you think of?
Get yourself some Big & Glitzy and tell me how you like it,
Glitter on!


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