Tuesday’s Technique: Glitter Splats

Hey friends, it’s Cathie here today to share a fun and sparkly Tuesday techniquel. I’m not much of a glitter girl except when it comes to Halloween and Christmas, then I’m as sparkly as it comes. While searching for something new to do with glitter, I discovered a way to use Goosebumps Texture Spray by Tsukineko and glitter to make GLITTER SPLATS. They’re like paint or ink splats but they’re glitter!

Let’s get started.  You will need: Goosebumps, glitter and paper.

Unscrew the top of your bottle and tap Goosebumps on your paper. You can add as many or as few splats as you like…

Then sprinkle your favorite glitter over the Goosebumps.

Then tap off the excess and set your project aside to dry. And when it’s dry, you have fabulous 3D glitter splats.  The Goosebumps holds onto the glitter so there’s no mess.

Here’s the first page I made using glitter splats.

The gold glitter splat really stands out on this page. And that glitter stays in place no matter how much I pick at it.

So, give it a try. I have to warn you though, once you start making glitter splats it’s hard to stop. And if you’re wondering what other fabulous things you can do with Goosebumps, you can check out my previous Paperie Pick post all about Goosebumps here.

Don’t forget to add a picture of your project using glitter splats or anything else you’ve been working on to The Paperie’s Community page on Facebook. It’s a great place to get inspired and inspire others.

Thanks for stopping by!



Cathie Reed is a coffee fiend, work-from-home-mom, blogger, scrapbooker and art journaling enthusiast. She is also a creative team member and guest instructor for The Paperie.  Cathie happily neglects the laundry and cleaning to spend time in her “space” creating with her beloved paper, ink and paint.  A huge fan of “flopporunities” and “happy accidents”, Cathie is forever inspired to try new techniques, products and projects all of which she shares on her blog, with coffee in hand. (link to my blog – http://www.cathiereed.blogspot.com)

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Tuesday’s Tip x 2

Today we have two tips AND two cards to share with you! Here’s our first card:

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To ink this solid Chrysanthemum stamp from A Muse I took my green Colorbox chalk in and dabbed it on the stem and the leaf – because the cats eyes inks are so small, you can easily add ink to smaller areas. For the top of the flower I used orange Colorbox chalk ink and dabbed it on the flower, then went in with red chalk ink and added colour to the edges of the flower. When adding multiple colours to a stamp the ink can dry before you make it to the paper, in order to moisten the ink simply breathe onto the inked up stamp.

Here’s our next card inspired by yesterday’s Inspiration Challenge…

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To create this card, I used a mini post-it-note to cover up the block of white space in the lower right hand corner and then stamped right over the post-it with the Solid Zinnia stamp from A Muse. I used a variety of yellow and orange inks to create the background of the card and added a few red gemstones – gotta have the bling. Forgive my crooked stamping – I was in a hurry today, but I’ll teach you how to avoid that with the Stamp-a-ma-jig Stamp Positioner in my A Muse Cute Critters Class on the 20th.

Have a beautiful day!

Olympic Inspiration

Check out Janna’s layout inspired by the colours on the Olympic website…

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How fantastic does that green paper look with the picture? The green really makes the blues in the photo pop and all the colours work together for a fun, playful mood. I like how Janna drew inspiration not just from the colours, but from the circular motif repeated throughout  the Olympic logos. 

Tuesday’s Tip: Janna used the Golly Gee Big Letter stamps from Gel-a-tins for her title, stamping them on patterned paper before cutting them out and applying a layer of glossy accents to achieve that epoxy look. Glossy Accents is not just for creating the epoxy look seen on her letters – it’s also a FAN TASTIC adhesive. Janna used Glossy accents to adhere the clear buttons which accent the bullet points for her journaling.

Tip + Basic Grey Arrival

We’re back today with a tip and another card to share with you inspired by yesterday’s challenge…

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TIP: For this card I only inked up the top part of the Flourish frame stamp, omitting the rest to make a cute corner accent.  I used the Ladybug Memento Dew Drop ink for this – the smaller ink pads, and the dew drop shapes in particular, are ideal for inking specific parts of a stamp – using this technique you might just look at your stamps in a whole new way!


Three of the New Basic Grey Collections have hit the shelves here at The Paperie this morning. We have a selection of product from Eerie, Eskimo Kisses, and Indian Summer in stock now and at the rate it’s going it won’t last long! Stop by to check it out before it’s all gone!

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A-Muse-a-Palooza Winners

Hello Everyone! It’s back to business as usual at The Paperie after our exciting week-long stamping extravaganza. We had so much fun participating in A-Muse-a-Palooza for the first time, and we hope that those of you who attended any of the make’n’takes or card classes last week had as much fun as we did! Now it’s time to annouce some winners!

The GRAND PRIZE winner of the A-Muse-a-Palooza goodie bag was…

FAYE LEWIS! Congratulations Faye!

The CARD CONTEST winner, receiving $50 in Paperie Gift Certificates was …

WENDY SKINNER!  Check out her card!

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There are so many perfect little touches and details here, we just loved everything about this card. It truly reminded us of driving through the rocky mountains on a wintery night. Wendy used her Tim Holtz Distress inks and Ink Blending tool to create a beautiful rustic scene for the mountains and the sky but the thing we loved the most was her use of Liquid Pearls to create that icy snowcapped look on her mountains.  

Check out the rest of the qualifying entries!

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Tuesday’s Tidbits – Applique Applications


White liquid applique is our favourite among all of the colours – there are just so many things you can use it for…

  • clouds
  • cake frosting
  • ice cream
  • marshmallows
  • snow drifts
  • snowballs
  • snow caps on trees, mountains, etc
  • snow caps on letters in your scrapbook!
  • Santa’s beard
  • bunnies, sheep, etc
  • popcorn
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And that’s just plain! You can sprinkle clear prisma glitter on the liquid applique before using your heat gun to puff it up, this will make your snow or cupcake frosting sparkle – you can even use microbeads for sprinkles on your ice cream or cupcakes!


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To completely alter the colour of your liquid applique you can use your markers or use your watercolour brush and some ink to paint it once it’s been heated and dried. “Butter” your popcorn with a yellow marker or paint your tree top with green ink (as seen in the card below). 

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The liquid applique will start to turn a little brown if you overheat it… use this to your advantage for “overdone” marshmallows, chocolate ice cream, pussy willows, etc!

Have you used your liquid applique for something that’s not on our list? We’d love to add it – just leave us a comment!