VIDEO Mint Owl Studio: Using Glitter with Your Stencils

Hi there and happy Thursday!  I am here with a fabulously sparkly way to use your stencils!  I have been dying to use the Christmas Quilt Stencil from the new September Mint Owl Studio release and decided it was perfect to try out an idea I've had brewing in my mind!

To start, I used Post-It tape to mask off the back of my card base and then place my stencil over the top of the front of the card.  I then used my palette knife to apply Ranger Multi Medium Matte over the top of the stencil just like I would apply embossing paste.  After carefully peeling the stencil away to reveal the gorgeous pattern left behind I poured generous amounts of glitter right over the top.  After tapping off the excess I was left with the beautiful, intricate stencil pattern in shiny, sparkly glitter!

This worked so well I had to test to see if it was a fluke so I made a second card using some pretty holiday red glitter and it worked like a charm!  I cannot wait to use this technique to create all kinds of backgrounds!  I feel like I finally found something to do with all that glitter I've been hoarding all these years!

I finished the cards up with some sentiments from the Banner Sentiments 2 stamp set heat embossed on the Mini Banner die cuts, all from Mint Owl Studio!  A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins and these super sparkly cards are done!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I can't wait to see what you all create with this fun and easy technique!  See you next time!  Bye!

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  1. That is such a great idea. I can't wait to try it. I am wondering if you first clear embossed the stencil and then did the glitter thing, would it still look the same but you could then burnish and not lose the raised look and eliminate some of the glitter run off. I think I will try both ways. Thank you so much for the great idea.

  2. These are so amazing. I def. need to get some stencils and try this. TFS!