Well, can ya’ll believe it’s the first of July already? Me neither. Lucky for ya’ll though, that it means it’s time for another SUSIE-Q Fun Tip from me, Susan. Today I’m sharing my second glitterfied tutorial in my 3-part
OFF WE GO!…
All we need to get started is the YNS Letter Board Die, some packing tape, and of course, GLITTER!! Helping me out today also is the delightful ice cream sundae loving girlie from the Total Sweetness cling set. If you really think about it, you could use almost any die’s negative cut for this technique.
Since all twenty-six letters are included in the die, you are free to make thousands of words with it. That’s a lot of bang for your buck if you ask me. Today, I’m just spelling the word “sweet” to go with my ice cream girl. Die-cut the letters of your choice. We are only using the tile part (negative cut), so the actual letters are yours to rearrange and make as many words on the table as you can with them in thirty seconds after this tutorial is over.
Next we need to make the recessed letter opening be sticky from the front side. The letter tiles happen to be just a little larger than a 1/2″ square, so that’s a good size to cut the tape into. Do this and stick it on the BACK SIDE of each letter tile.
Here’s what the back of the tile should look like with the tape pressed onto the back.
Now we glitter! Sprinkle a lot onto the FRONT side of the tile, so that it sticks to the sticky side of the tape showing through. Remember to glitter over a fresh piece of copy paper that’s been creased to create a trough for the excess glitter to slide back into the container. Goggles optional.
You’re going to want to use your finger to press the glitter onto the tape, then wipe off the excess as best as you can. This is your chance to add more glitter if necessary and repeat the pressing/wiping part.
I’ve found using an old paintbrush works wonders in getting off the little extra tidbits of this fine glitter. I keep one especially for this purpose so that if I paint, I don’t end up with unwanted glitter in my paint.
I cannot say “I did” and I cannot say “I didn’t” have to go buy and actually eat some ice cream during the making of this tutorial. You’ll have to check my facebook status from last night to find out.