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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sparkles!

Are you sparkling yet? 


GLITTERING yet? 

Make that "Glitter" thread by Superior.
And then there is another kind of glitter...the kind that comes in a little bottle full of magic liquid...
Iridescent Medium!  I LOVE this stuff.
Shake it up LOTS.  (That's where I burn lots of calories - just kidding; it amounts to about 2 calories, maybe!) Then I pour a little dablette (that's my new word of the day) ... pour it on a tray-palette, dilute it with water (I use my spray bottle).  Then paint it on the postcard printed fabric.  Let it dry!  Then ooh and aahhh...
I bought my bottle at Michaels.  It is meant to be mixed with paint, too, which I love to do!  I imagine it would wash out quite easily if the postcards were to be washed... but that isn't an issue is it?!!!  LOVE the effect.  No glue, no sticky fingers.  Easy as pie!
Christmas postcards... on my 'to-do list' and in the pile to layer up, and free motion quilt. 


That's all I got for ya today.   Remember... all comments still count for the weekend giveaway!


Have a great rest of the week!
Leslie

11 comments:

Lynn said...

That looks like fun stuff (iridescent medium). I have one granddaughter that would paint it on everything as she loves "bling".

robin said...

Fun! Love the glitter!

Joanie said...

Hey, I could use that 2 calorie burn, call me and I'll shake it up for you :-) Love your blog! Joanie

Jan said...

What a great sparkle that stuff puts on your work! Your photography is so good too, really shows your work to best advantage.

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie

I recently discovered your website after linking here from 3 creative studios- your work is so inspirational! Ive just got a free motion couching foot for my bernina after seeing your post on it and now i want to run out and buy some irridescent medium :)!

amanda

Gaileann said...

Leslie, another beauty, love the new way to add sparkle, I always "sparkle" for days, after I do the glue method, seems I get it everywhere. As always you added sparkle and sunshine to my day.

Roxane Lessa said...

Love this. I use glitter powder and add it to textile medium and brush it on. Does your stuff make your fabric stiff?

elle said...

Oh boy! Looks like another 'must have' to add to the list. Thanks, Leslie. I wanna shimmer all over! lol

Quiltbug said...

Wow, I'm in awe of your sparkle and stitching. I need to pull out my Razzle Dazzle and glitter and try to spark up my quilting.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Everyone; thank you for the comments! I thought I would also let you know this product does not stiffen the fabric in any way that I've determined. It's supple and soft... and so easy to apply, with or without.. paint! YAY!

Amy said...

Love the sparkle and shine!

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