Blendabilities: Colored Glimmer Paper

 
We have 5 colors of Glimmer Paper, Champaign, Red, Gold, Silver and Dazzling Diamonds, available to order.  These colors are great, but what if you want a different color?  All you have to do is get out your Blendabilities!  That’s right, you can color Glimmer Paper with Blendabilities like I did with the Old Olive stem on the  flower above.  I cut the image out of Silver Glimmer Paper using the Flower Fair Framelit then used the Brush Tip end of the medium Old Olive Blendabilities Marker.  You must be sure to color the Glimmer Paper with the brush end laying flat on the paper rather than with the tip of the marker.  So get out those Blendabilities and start making your own colored Glimmer Paper. 


Blendabilities: Colored Hot Dots

Don’t you just love it when you find an expected way to use a product?  Here’s yet another way to use the new Blendabilities.  I call them “Colored Hot Dots”.  The center of the flower in the card has a Hot Dot center.  So get out your Hot Glue Gun (low temperature glue gun doesn’t work well) and you silicone craft sheet and Blendabilities.  With your Blendabilities color a patch on the silicone sheet and immediately dispense hot glue directly on the colored patch of the silicone sheet.  After allowing it to cool and dry, peal the dot off the silicone sheet and apply to your project with a Stampin’ Up! glue dot.
Warning: Some colors of Blendabilities will stain your Silicone sheet but does not affect the performance of the sheet.


Blendabilities: Curled Window Sheets

 
Curled Window Sheets was hands down the favorite technique we did at my Blendabilities class this past week.  The general rule when using Blendabilites to color something in, is that you must use the Momento ink pad because Blendabilities are alcohol based and the other inks will bleed with them.  However, as in life there always seems to be an exception to the rule.  This time I stamped the flower in Stazon ink on a piece of our window sheets and cut it out by hand.  Yes, we have a punch that coordinates, but you can’t use the punch on the window sheets, so we had to hand cut.  Next, I flipped the window sheet over and colored the flower on the back side of the image. NOTE: It’s very hard to tell the front from the back, but you’ll instantly know when you start coloring because the Stazon ink will disappear if you color on the stamped side.  I attached the flower image with a Glue Dot to a piece of Whisper White card stock and then I got out the heat gun and allowed the heat to slowly melt and curl the Window Sheet plastic.  The result is beautiful flowers that have depth and dimension.  The project pictured above was made by my talented sister and team member, Peggy.