Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Sparkly ScraPerfect Star by Kim F.

Hello friends, Kim F., here again to share with you my next DT project for ScraPerfect. This time
I have altered a wooden star and made it into a Christmas ornament for my tree.

I started off this project with a wooden star from Fernli Designs, some Kaisercraft paper, and of course my trusty bottle of the Best Glue Ever.
I traced the image of the star out on the paper, and then used the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap.
You can see that I hardly use any glue at all. This glue works so well on paper, its truly amazing and when I add it to my wood projects, it really gives a hold that lasts. The No Clog Writing Cap makes for easy flow of the glue.

Once the paper was glued on both sides, I used some Chinese braid from my stash to go around the edges of the star. I also uses the Best Glue Ever for this.

Here is were we are so far, cute right?

I wanted my star to be dimensional, so I used a wooden snowflake to layer on top of the star.
I painted the star with some white chalk paint.

Now it is time to get some sparkle! I am using the Best Glue Ever here in a different way than usual. I took the cap off the bottle and used a paint brush to ensure even coverage and "painted" the glue all over the snowflake, in a light even coat.

Once I was finished gluing, I got out my glitter and sprinkled it all over the snowflake. You could use something like stickles for this step, but for me, I have arthritis in my hands and the Stickles bottles are hard for me to squeeze. This is so much easier and the glue gives such great coverage, that I just find it easier to do.

Here you can see what a great job the glue did with the glitter.
Once the glitter was dry, I added a blingy snowflake to the middle and then glued the snowflake down on the star.
I wanted lots of dangle and texture on the star, so I created a bow out of seam binding.

I added pieces of beaded wedding applique to the points of the star next.
 Last but not least, I made a lace tassle for the base of the star so it looked pretty and shabby chic at the same time.

A final touch was a tiny organza flower on each of the corners.


And once again here is the finished star.
I hope that you have found some inspiration here today, and will check out all the great products in the ScraPerfect Store.


Colleen said...

Very pretty.

Kim Lippincott said...

Excellent tutorial Kim, the star is fabulous!