I started with a metal star that I had in my alterable pile. I think that the new Tim Holtz Sizzix 3D Star would be perfect for this as well.
I covered the star with an old sewing pattern to get a thin tissue paper effect on the surface. I mixed the glue with water and painted the surface of the star. I then tore pieces of the pattern and applied it to the surface. After I applied a layer I painted more glue/water mixture over the surface. I repeated until the surface was covered with multiple layers.
This is the first piece applied with leaving the paper hanging over the edges.
I folded over the edges and turned them under when I finished applying all the layers.
After the glue dried on the pieces. I added a layer of green dye ink onto the paper. I then smeared Adirondack Pearl acrylic paint onto the surface. It gave it a beautiful sheen.
To finish off my shimmer I used the same score tape around the edges of the star and sprinkled Stampendous Green Crushed Glass Glitter to the edges.
and a final close up of the Santa with the buttons and shimmery leaves.
Products: La Blanche Smiling Santa, Stampendous Fresh Green Crushed Glass Glitter, Adirondack Pearl Metallic Paint Dabber , Ranger Archival Ink Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Crushed Olive, Buttons, Score-Tape
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