Last week I shared with you some sunflowers I was making and then on Friday I blogged about the card I made using those flowers. Today I want to share with you how I made the sparkle for the flower centers.
I had all kinds of gold seed beads and some gold Gala Glitz and I mixed that in a plastic cup with some Distress Glitter in Clear Rock Candy then I dropped in some Memento ink in Rich Cocoa and stirred and stirred until the color was all mixed in. I left it overnight in the cup and allowed it to dry and then I put it in the glass jar. It makes beautiful centers for my flowers and you too can make your own colorful centers for flowers. I'm sure there would be many other uses for this, so just let your imagination take you away. Gala Glitz is quite expensive for the amount you receive but I was not using the gold color I purchased in it, so I decided to just add it to my mixture. It also gives another dimension to the recipe. Just use whatever you have on hand. I'm sure you could even use some chunky glitter as well.
Since you are using glass you need some type of ink that will color it so you could even use Alcohol Inks as well. Now my sunflowers are all set to make their appearance on my next card. This is part of my ongoing plan to use what I have on hand...it's a Craft Hoarder Anonymous thing!
I'm off to visit as many desks as I can before I have to start my chore list for the day! Have a great rest of the week!