Monday, February 8, 2010

Alison Manning: Glitter and Lace

With 'Romance' as our theme on Gingersnap Creations this month, I couldn't resist pulling out my vintage lace to create some projects. I only have a scrap left of one of my favorite pieces of old lace, so I found a way to use it time and again - utilize the lace as a stencil with glitter.


To create this look, you'll need large mailing labels. You could also use full 8.5" x 11" label sheets, although I've had a hard time tracking them down. You'll also need colored glitter, some lace and a border punch.









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10 comments:

  1. What a clever idea using a label! Wonderful finished effect.

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  2. Wonderful tutorial and a great way to get extra mileage from a favorite design! Very clever!

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  3. What a great tutorial - thank you. Will be sure to try this technique. Have often wondered how to achieve this effect.

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  4. What a fab tutorial! Thank you. Once you done the glitter, wont there be some glue left on the parts where you removed the lace?
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  5. To answer Jenny's question: the remaining area of the label really isn't tacky at all. This is because you burnish the lace really well onto the label and this reduces the tackiness of the area once the lace is removed. Hope that makes sense! Ali

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  6. Fab tutorial...looooove lace loads and using glitter is a FAB idea!!! xx

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  7. Such a clever idea. Now to track down some large labels. Lynne M x

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  8. What a clever idea! Love your lace tutorial

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