Twinkling H2Os /Gladwrap technique
This is a fun and easy technique which gives fabulous results. I've used it on quite a few of my layouts and I thought I'd share it with you.

You'll need enough Gladwrap/clingwrap to cover your paper when its wrinkled up (approx one and a half times the width), a water spritzer, and a selection of Twinkling H2O's in a variety of colours. Please note, you can substitute the Twinkling h2o's with Radiant Rain daubers, or any type of water-based paint with a shimmer in it. The H2o's/paint should be a a runny consistancy. Splatter a few large drops of each colour onto your paper. Spritz with some water to increase spreadability. Lay the Gladwrap over your paper, and squish it so you create wrinkles in the Gladwrap.

Make sure you do have lots of wrinlkes as this creates the cool concentrations of glimmer when its dry. At this point you can add more paint if necessary to cover the paper, or leave 'white' space if you like. Set aside to dry for a few hours. Press flat under something heavy if necessary.

Have fun and experiment using different coloured/textured cardstock to get different effects. I've also used this technique on my "Slip & Slide" layout posted on the 3rd of March,2010.
Let me know if you found this helpful.

Christmas Ornament
I made this Christmas ornament using Graphic 45 Christmas Past paper, Spellbinders and Marianne Designs dies, plus a little bit of ribbon/cord, gold Stickles, and Kaisercraft pearls.

I cut five labels, and then used the four smaller dies as a guide to cut four < > shaped cuts. Hopefully this shows up on the photo. ( Make sure you don't cut through the centre.)

I curved the first < > shapes around a pencil and then glued them to each other, overlaping the point.

Bend the centre of each petal to glue it to the next. I used the Marianne Designs Poinsettia die to cut some flowers, I adhered these to the centre, and added some Stickles and a pearl. I hope the pictures make this easy to understand


Dimensional Magic is a very versatile product, but many people are unsure how to use it. I use mine all the time, and find it lasts for ages. For me it's a necessity alongside tape and ink. Here are a few of my favourite ways to use it.

1. As a strong glue! It's fantastic for glueing buttons, shells, plastics, acrylic, and metal. I use it on acrylic albums because I want it to last, and I know it will hold.
2. As a glaze on chipboard or other embellishments to give it a glossy look.
3. To create "dew" on your flowers, add a few little droplets on the petals
4. It's brilliant for attaching glitter or Diamond Dust to your projects. Simply put Dimensional Magic where you want the glitter & sprinkle the glitter on. (N.B. It works great if you dip flowers into the Diamond Dust, gives a nice and chunky look.)
5. To highlight a pattern on paper. It has a pointed tip which allows very precise application of this product.
6. To create texture on acrylic albums. Create your own swirls, grid patterns, etc.
7. To attach small items such as beads, microbeads, & Flowersoft.
8. It can be used in the same manner as Glossy Accents (which is used by Tim Holtz in many of his videos, & books)
9. Creates a cool 3-D effect when you mix glitter into it on your chipboard. I use a pinhead or toothpick.
10. You can make jewellery by using it in the same manner as resin.
11. Use it to create a resist, allow to dry. Distress Ink or Glimmer Mist over your paper, then buff off the excess.

Tips for use
Do not shake the bottle. This will create bubbles (use a pin to pop them while still wet)
Use a needle or pin to unclog the nozzle.
It is a little cloudy when wet, but dries clear.
Turn bottle at angle and squeeze gently to release liquid.
Use the pointed tip for easy and even application.
Outline your work, then fill in.
Allow to dry for 24 hours before handling (It will dry alot faster in the Queensland summers)
Keep out of extreme temperatures or humidity while drying to prevent cracking.


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