Saturday, July 5, 2014

Really fun to try glittered Stenciling

Glittered Stenciling

by Dina Kowal
Stencil a glittered pattern onto cardstock or a colored image.


  • Plastic stencil
  • Paper for masking
  • PVA glue, heavy gel medium, or another dimensional medium that dries clear
  • Craft spatula or stiff, straight-edged card for scraping glue
  • Glitter, microbeads, mica powders, etc.
  • Craft knife
  • Tweezers
  • Stamps and other embellishments as needed to complete the project


  1. Step 1

    To make your own glittered cardstock, position a stencil over a cardstock panel and tape it in place.

    Put PVA glue or other dimensional medium onto a flat palette. Using a plastic card or other straight-edged tool, scrape the glue through the stencil openings onto a cardstock panel in an even layer.
  2. Step 2

    Lift the stencil carefully to reveal the pattern.
  3. Sprinkle glitter over the glue and allow the panel to dry completely.
  4. Step 3

    Use the finished panel to complete a project.

    In the sample, the glittered cardstock is used as a background for a framed die cut scene (dies by Impression Obsession, stencil by the Crafter's Workshop).
  5. Step 4

    To apply glitter to one area of a colored image, use a coordinating stencil or die cut (if available), or create a reverse or mortise mask by stamping the image on another piece of cardstock and cutting inside the outline with a craft knife.
  6. Scrape glue through the opening, then remove the mask and apply glitter. Allow the panel to dry completely.
  7. Step 5

    Use the finished panel to complete a project.

    (stamp and stencil by Penny Black)
  8. Step 6

    To add glitter to the background of a stamped scene, mask the image first.
  9. Lay the stencil over the masked image. Scrape glue through the openings.
  10. Step 7

    Remove the stencil and apply glitter. Allow the panel to dry completely.
  11. TIP:
    If glue and glitter overlap the stamped lines, gently push them aside with a craft knife before the glue dries.
  12. Step 8

    Use the finished panel to complete a project.

    (stamp image by Artful Stamper, stencil by Tim Holtz)

 From split coast stampers

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