MY TOP 5 WAYS TO SCRAPBOOK WITH GLITTER

DO YOU LOVE GLITTER? WELL KEEP SCROLLING BECAUSE I'M SHARING MY TOP 5 WAYS TO SCRAPBOOK WITH GLITTER AND IT'S ABOUT TO GET SPARKLY!

TOP FIVE WAYS TO SCRAPBOOK WITH GLITTER | THE PAPER CURATOR

TOP FIVE WAYS TO SCRAPBOOK WITH GLITTER | THE PAPER CURATOR

MY TOP FIVE WAYS:

01. BACKGROUND

02. TITLE WORDS

03. PROJECT LIFE POCKET

04. EMBELLISHMENTS

05. PRE-GLITTERED


WAY NUMBER ONE: 

AS A BACKGROUND

'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE' SHOWCASES GLITTER USED AS A BACKGROUND. WHEN PUT INTO A REPETITIVE PATTERN LIKE POLKA DOTS, GLITTER CAN ACCENT YOUR PAGE NICELY WITHOUT OVERPOWERING YOUR IMAGES. HERE, I CHOSE A SINGLE IMAGE THAT IS DARKER THAN THE BACKGROUND SO IT JUMPS OFF THE PAGE. I ALSO PLACED A BRIGHTLY COLORED TAG IN THE GROUPING WITH THE IMAGE SO ALL THE ATTENTION IS BROUGHT TO MY NEPHEW'S FACE. 

HIDDEN PICTURE POCKET ON 'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE | THE PAPER CURATOR

HIDDEN PICTURE POCKET ON 'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE | THE PAPER CURATOR

BECAUSE I ONLY SHOWCASED ONE PICTURE ON THIS LAYOUT BUT HAD TWO OTHERS THAT I LOVED, I STASHED THEM IN AN EMBROIDERY STITCHED POCKET AND LABELLED IT 'LOOK IN HERE' SO VIEWERS WILL KNOW THERE'S HIDDEN TREASURE BEHIND MY PAGE. 

WANT MORE DETAILS? BELOW ARE SOME CLOSE UPS OF 'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE'

DETAIL SHOTS OF 'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE' | THE PAPER CURATOR

DETAIL SHOTS OF 'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE' | THE PAPER CURATOR


WAY NUMBER TWO:

AS TITLE WORDS

'ALL THAT GLITTERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'ALL THAT GLITTERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'ALL THAT GLITTERS' SHOWCASES GLITTER USED AS TITLE WORDS. FIRST I USED PRE-CUT LETTERS FOR THE WORD 'GLITTERS' AND STITCHED IT DOWN USING EMBROIDERY THREAD + THE SEW EASY STITCH PIERCER TOOL SO I WOULD KNOW THE PLACEMENT FOR THE HAND DRAWN PORTION OF MY TITLE. THEN, USING THE MARTHA STEWART GLUE PEN, I DREW THE REST OF MY TITLE IN CURSIVE SURROUNDING THE LETTERS I ALREADY HAD IN PLACE. I THEN COVERED THE LETTERS OF 'GLITTERS' WITH THE SAME GLUE AND SPRINKLED THE MARTHA STEWART LOOSE GLITTER   IN FLORENTINE GOLD OVER THE ENTIRE TITLE. AFTER SHAKING THE EXCESS BACK INTO THE BOTTLE, MY TITLE FOR THIS PAGE WAS COMPLETED. GLITTER CAN BE A FUN ACCENT WHEN PLACED IN YOUR TITLE, BUT IT BECOMES EVEN MORE DYNAMIC WHEN YOU BALANCE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE IN YOUR LAYOUT. TO DO THIS, I TOOK AN EXCESS STRIP OF THE POLKA DOT PAPER I HAD CREATED FOR 'COWBOY WITH AN ATTITUDE' AND THREW IT INTO MY EMBELLISHMENT FOR THE PAGE.

TITLE DETAIL | 'ALL THAT GLITTERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

TITLE DETAIL | 'ALL THAT GLITTERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

I COMPLETED THE GLITTERED TITLE FIRST, THEN LAID MY IMAGE AND EMBELLISHMENTS DOWN TO COORDINATE WITH THE GLITTER I CHOSE. 

CUSTOM TAG DETAIL ON 'ALL THAT GLITTERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

CUSTOM TAG DETAIL ON 'ALL THAT GLITTERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

BECAUSE THIS PAGE FEATURES A GLITZY MANICURE I HAD GIVEN MYSELF, I KNEW THAT I WANTED AN EMBELLISHMENT TO FEATURE NAIL POLISH. I DIDN'T HAVE ANY ON HAND, SO I CREATED THIS CUTOUT TAG TO COMPLIMENT THE LAYOUT. USING AN X-ACTO KNIFE...WHILE DREAMING OF OWNING A SILHOUETTE CAMEO TO USE INSTEAD!! I CUTOUT THE SHAPE OF A NAIL POLISH BOTTLE THEN USED POP DOTS TO RAISE THE TAG UP SO IT BECOMES A SPECIAL FEATURE ON THE PAGE.

WANT MORE DETAILS? BELOW ARE SOME CLOSE UPS OF 'ALL THAT GLITTERS'

DETAIL SHOTS 'ALL THAT GLITTERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

DETAIL SHOTS 'ALL THAT GLITTERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR


WAY NUMBER THREE:

IN A PROJECT LIFE POCKET

'SMELL THE FLOWERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'SMELL THE FLOWERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'SMELL THE FLOWERS' SHOWCASES GLITTER USED IN A PROJECT LIFE POCKET. ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT BECKY HIGGINS' PROJECT LIFE IS THE DIVISION OF THE PAGE PROTECTORS. THE GRID SYSTEM ALLOWS YOU INDIVIDUAL SPACES TO CREATE SMALL SNIPPETS OF YOUR STORY AND SHOWCASE THEM. A GREAT WAY TO USE YOUR SEGMENTS IS TO ALLOW THE TRANSPARENCY TO SHINE BY LEAVING FREE SPACE, AND USING GLITTER LOOSE IN THE POCKET! THIS CREATES GREAT DIMENSION IN YOUR ALBUMS WHEN YOU CAN SEE PAGES ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER.

GLITTER + SEQUIN POCKET ON 'SMELL THE FLOWERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

GLITTER + SEQUIN POCKET ON 'SMELL THE FLOWERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

ADDING IN DIFFERENT SIZES OF GLITTER, OR EVEN SEQUINS AS I HAVE HERE ADDS DIMENSION AND FUN TO THE LAYOUT. CLOSE THE POCKET WITH TAPE, STITCHING, OR BOTH AND YOU HAVE A FUN WAY TO USE GLITTER WITH LITTLE TO NO MESS. 

BY REPEATING ROUND SHAPES IN THREES, IT CREATES A NICE FLOW AND REPETITION THROUGHOUT THE PAGE. I ALSO STUCK TO A SIMPLE ONE COLOR, B+W COLOR PALETTE TO MAKE SURE THE VIEWER COULD FOCUS ON THE IMAGES IN THE LAYOUT THAT SHOWCASE A DAY OUT WITH MY NEPHEW IN OCTOBER. 

WANT MORE DETAILS? BELOW ARE SOME CLOSE UPS OF 'SMELL THE FLOWERS'

DETAIL SHOTS OF 'SMELL THE FLOWERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR

DETAIL SHOTS OF 'SMELL THE FLOWERS' | THE PAPER CURATOR


WAY NUMBER FOUR:

GLITTERED EMBELLISHMENTS

'DAY + NIGHT' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'DAY + NIGHT' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'DAY + NIGHT' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'DAY + NIGHT' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'DAY + NIGHT' SHOWCASES GLITTER USED IN EMBELLISHMENTS. THIS IS A SUBTLE WAY TO INTEGRATE GLITTER INTO YOUR LAYOUTS WITHOUT MUCH WORK. I SPRINKLED GLITTER THROUGHOUT MY LAYOUT TO BALANCE THE GLITTERED CLIP I MADE. I DID THIS BY INTRODUCING IT SUBTLY ON THE BOTTOM OF THE MAP MARKERS. I DECIDED TO DO MY JOURNALING IN WHITE PAINT PEN ON THE SCALLOPED POLKA DOT PLASTIC ON THE LEFT TO KEEP IT SUBTLE AND UNIMPOSING ON THE LAYOUT. I ALSO HAND STITCHED THE PLASTIC SO IT COULD BE LIFTED OFF THE LAYOUT FOR EASY VIEWING. 

GLITTERED EMBELLISHMENTS | THE PAPER CURATOR

GLITTERED EMBELLISHMENTS | THE PAPER CURATOR

TO GET THIS GLITTERED CLIP, I USED A MIXTURE OF MARTHA STWEART GLITTER + MOD PODGE ON A SMALL PAINTBRUSH AND COATED BOTH SIDES OF THE CLIP, ALLOWING IT TO DRY IN BETWEEN COATS. BECAUSE I MIXED THE GLITTER WITH MOD PODGE, IT IS MUCH LESS MESSY THAN TRADITIONAL LOOSE GLITTER TECHNIQUES, DOUBLE BONUS!

 

 

WANT MORE DETAILS? BELOW ARE SOME CLOSE UPS OF 'DAY + NIGHT'

DETAILS OF 'DAY + NIGHT' | THE PAPER CURATOR

DETAILS OF 'DAY + NIGHT' | THE PAPER CURATOR


WAY NUMBER FIVE:

PRE-GLITTERED ITEMS

'NOT SO ORDINARY' | THE PAPER CURATOR

'NOT SO ORDINARY' | THE PAPER CURATOR

LET'S BE HONEST, THERE ARE JUST SOME DAYS YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE DEALING WITH THE MESS THAT BEAUTIFUL SPARKLY GLITTER MAKES. SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR LAYOUT NEEDS A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA?...PRE-GLITTERED, ANYTHING! SERIOUSLY. CRAFT STORES SELL NUMEROUS PRE-GLITTERED ITEMS THESE DAYS, AMONG MY FAVORITE ARE THE PAPERS, AND EVEN GLITTERED FELT LIKE I'VE USED IN 'NOT SO ORDINARY' WHICH SHOWCASES ONE OF THE WAYS TO USE PRE-GLITTERED ITEMS.

'NOT SO ORDINARY' | THE PARER CURATOR

'NOT SO ORDINARY' | THE PARER CURATOR

THE GREATEST THING ABOUT USING FELT IS THAT IT IS THICKER THAN PAPER SO IT ADDS SOME GREAT DIMENSION TO YOUR PAGE, BUT UNLIKE OTHER FABRICS, IT DOESN'T FRAY OR NEED ANY EXTRA WORK TO MAKE IT LOOK GREAT ON A PAGE. BONUS: WHEN IT'S PRE-GLITTERED, YOU CAN'T GO WRONG. 

WANT MORE DETAILS? BELOW ARE SOME CLOSE UPS OF 'NOT SO ORDINARY'

DETAILS OF 'NOT SO ORDINARY' | THE PAPER CURATOR

DETAILS OF 'NOT SO ORDINARY' | THE PAPER CURATOR

SO WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE WAYS TO USE GLITTER? COMMENT BELOW OR CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT TECHNIQUES OR MATERIALS.