Sunday, November 1, 2009

Vintage Snowflakes

I love anything vintage or shabby and many people have asked me how I create my "vintage" snowflakes. So today, I am going to show you! They are simple to make and something you can make ahead of time.

Here are a few examples of past projects I've made using these glittery snowflakes.

Here is what you need to make 'em! Some type of glue......in my example I used Paper Glaze, walnut ink, Diamond Dust, and of course some type of snowflake die cut. (Mine are by Sizzix!)

First cut out your die cut shapes.

Then spread your glue on the snowflake......I use my finger to spread it evenly.

Sprinkle the Diamond Dust on top of it. Coat it generously! Let the snowflake dry. Sometimes it takes an hour or so.....depending on how heavily you applied your glue.

Once the snowflakes are dry put them in a pizza box or an old tray, in my case I used an old plastic tray that is gunky and icky! (Perfect for this messy project!) Spray the walnut ink on the snowflakes. Spray a few times for darker snowflakes, only once or twice for lighter ones.

You can dab a bit at the snowflakes with a tissue if it gets a bit too dark in one area.

After you get the desired darkness, let the snowflakes dry. Then you can embellish them with ribbons, buttons, flowers, rhinestones.....whatever you like! : )

Fun right? : )

Here is one more card!

I hope you decide to give these a try! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Jocelyn said...

What a wonderful idea and I have all the supplies on hand....I know what I am going to be making later this week!!!! :-)

CraftyFoody said...

I'm so excited about making these that I want to leave work right now and go create! Thank you for sharing this technique with us.


Candace H said...

These are gorgeous, thanks for sharing your technique!

AmyG said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your secret!!

Lean said...

So sweet love it!!!!
thanks for showing,Lean.

Camille said...

These snowflakes are so awesome. I think I will giove this a try.

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These are the beautiful techniques and all are home-made craft work and looks professionally and dynamic.