Saturday, September 24, 2011

Silver Glimmer Paper WOW! Technique

Don’t you just love the new Silver Glimmer Paper?  LOL, I can’t seem to get enough of it!  I’ve been playing with the Silver Glimmer Paper for a while, with one goal in mind… and was finally able to pull it off this week.

“Pulled it off” literally… I wanted to remove the glitter from the paper backing, to experiment further with the ultra shiny and glittery paper. 

After trying a number of different methods to remove the backing, I finally got it!  LOL, and then I had to come up with something interesting to DO with it!

If you don’t have your glimmer paper yet… take a peek at my online stampin’ up! store to get yours delivered right to your door!  Two 12x12 sheets are packaged together with a very nice piece of thick chipboard, and sell for just $4.95 (item #124005).

Here’s today’s Silver Glimmer Wow Technique Project:Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, AnniversaryThe scrunchy pretty paper flower is really easy to make… Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, AnniversaryYou’ve probably seen all the pretty layered paper flowers being shared on blogs… there are a ton of FREE tutorials on how to make the multi-layered paper flowers, I think most people call them a “scrunch flower”.  I’m not going to bore you with yet another… here’s the very easy step by step tutorial I followed when making today’s Glimmer Paper Wow Flower gift bag embellishment:  InkPaperArt.  (Be sure to leave her a sweet comment on her lovely tutorial too!)

Now… on to MY Tutorial, LOL…

Silver Glimmer Paper Wow Technique Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Post It Note
  • Heat Tool
  • Paper Trimmer or Table Top Paper Cutter (my personal favoriteSmile)

Step by Step Silver Glimmer Paper WOW Technique Tutorial

NOTE:  This technique must be done in a well ventilated area, as some fumes are produced during the process.

  1. Cut a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper 1/4” wider than you need for your finished project.  I knew I was going to punch the 2-3/8” Circle, Scallop, and Boho Blossoms Punches and so started with the largest size:  2-5/8”.
  2. Turn on the heat tool, and aim it at one corner of you’re silver glimmer paper.  Don’t try to heat the whole thing.. you just want to carefully heat the corner. it’s ok to get up close...Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, Anniversary
  3. Watch it carefully, and just as the glimmer pulls from the paper STOP.Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, Anniversary
  4. Pick it up, and gently pull the glimmer away from the paper.  You may have to use your finger nail to start it peeling a bit. You want to work quickly while the Glimmer Paper is warm.   The Glimmer Paper never seems to get very hot… but the backing paper will, but it cools very quickly... just  handle it carefully.
  5. Once you get it started, turn on the heat tool, and heat the back of the glimmer paper in half second shots… Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, Anniversary
  6. The glimmer paper almost seems to have a “grain” like fabric… and it may be easier to peel along one edge than the adjacent edge.  Keep working with 1/2 second heat shots, and continue pulling the glimmer from the silver glimmer paper.  Once you get the ‘hang’ of it, it goes rather quickly!Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, Anniversary
  7. I just left my heat tool running, heating in 1/2 second shots, moving the paper from the heat stream and removing more glimmer… repeat.
  8. If your paper backing is leaving a white shadow on the back of the glimmer paper, it means you are working with it too cool, or pulling too fast.  Don’t worry about that too much, it really won’t affect the end results.  Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, Anniversary
  9. Once you’ve completely removed the backing paper, you’re left with an ultra shiny and somewhat sheer layer of plasticized glimmer that you can cut or punch.  It’s sheer enough that you can see the color of the post it note through the glimmer layer… and of course, you can’t see the white residue on the front of the paper.Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, Anniversary
  10. In order to punch it, you’ll need to align one edge with the sticky edge of a post it note.  This will allow you to easily slip the glimmer layer into your punch.Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, Anniversary

For the scrunchy pretty paper on today’s bag, I also used layers of Brushed Gold Card Stock.  After running them through a paper crimper, I was able to separate each Brushed Gold punched piece into two scallop Circles to use with my glimmer paper layers.

The Flower on my gift bag had the following punches and quantities:

2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch and Scallop Circle Punch

  • (2) Silver Glimmer Layers
  • (1) Brushed Gold, separated into two pieces

Boho Blossoms Large and Small Daisy Punches

  • 1 silver Glimmer layer
  • 1/2 Brushed Gold (separated) layer

One Silver Metallic Brad pierced the centers of the Boho Blossoms Layers, and then attached to the next silver glimmer layer using a stampin’ dimensional.

Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, AnniversaryAll remaining alternating layers of brushed gold card stock and silver glimmer were attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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A pretty loop bow  with a translucent glow was also made using the sliver glimmer layers cut at 3/4” wide.  You can’t really tie a bow very easily as the glimmer layer is a bit fragile… so I just made a loop, stapled it in the center, and then covered it with additional glimmer before adding two tails.Silver_Glimmer_Paper, Pretty_Paper_flowers, tutorial, scrunch flower, 3d, gift bag, technique, tips, punches, metallic_Brads, sharon_field, Createdbyu_blogspot, Gifts, Gift_bag, Wedding, Flowers, Birthday, Anniversary

An additional 7/8” strip of silver glimmer layer was punched using the Open Scallop Border Punch, and glued to the double crimped brushed gold card stock header on my gift bag. 

Every bag is a bit different, so you need to measure before cutting… always… and cut approximately 1/4” wider than needed.  The crimping will change the size of the card stock.  My Brushed Gold header finished layer was 5-1/4” x 2-3/4” but I started with a layer that was 5-1/2” x 2-3/4”.

Because this was otherwise a plain brown paper handle bag, I also mixed up a double strength application of Champagne Shimmer Mist and sprayed it on the bag front as well… very pretty in person!

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LOL… but you can’t see the Champagne Shimmer Mist application in the photo above!!

ONE IMPORTANT NOTE: 

This technique ONLY works with the Silver Glimmer Paper!  I tried to do it with the Red Glimmer Paper, but it doesn’t work at all, just burns and leaves behind a red semi-glossy surface!

My head is still spinning with possibilities… now that I’ve managed to separate the backing paper!  I’ve got more up my sleeve, and will share another project using the silver glimmer layer technique tomorrow too… hope you’ll stop back by to say HI!

Hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial!  LOL, I had no idea what I was going to make for you until Thursday!!

Hugs,

Sharon

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16 comments:

Fabiola said...

oh c'est magnifique, merci pour ces superbes tutos, biz

Susan Carlson said...

Wow! You're transformed an ordinary paper bag into an extraordinary one! Thanks for letting us know that this technique does not work with the red glimmer paper. I hope SU! offers more colors soon.

Beth Fesperman said...

What an amazing technique....wow, wow, wow!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Donna said...

Fantastic ideas and another great tutorial from that magically creative mind of yours, Sharon! Thanks for always sharing your artistic heart which flows through your fingers.

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Wow! Brilliant!

SherryBee said...

Just awesome! Who would have thought! Thanks so much for sharing!

Julie Gearinger said...

This bag is gorgeous! Thanks for posting all of the details :-)

lisa808 said...

Your creativity is amazing! tfs this idea. The gift bag sure is gorgeous.

soggystamper said...

Holy Smokes, that is gorgeous!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to try it.
Sue Erickson aka the Soggy Stamper
www.soggystamper.com
www.mydigitalcraftcorner.com

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Very pretty... but too much work for one bag!! My stampers would kill me if I had them do that! :)) I wold do it though. Good job Sharon.

Patti said...

Very interesting idea with the silver glimmer paper. You always come up with such unique techniques.

Sage Kimble aka The Mad Stamper said...

Way cool, Sharon. Can't wait to try it!

Sue said...

What a great tutorial. I can't wait to try this. The silver glimmer paper is so thick that is it hard to punch to this will be perfect. Thanks for sharing your comment about the red glimmer paper.

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Amazing!! Glad you told us it didn't work on the red, cuz I was fixin to try it since I don't have the silver yet.

craftystamper said...

This definitely is a wow technique. I'm impressed you even thought of this. Definitely something worth trying. Thanks for sharing

Kim Ross said...

Great technique! Thanks so much for the step-by-step instructions and photos. They really help!