Friday, February 5, 2016

Simply Create Too Challenge #102 Love/Valentine

Good morning friends.

As you know Simply Create Too has a couple challenges each month.  Last month my challenge was Party Time and I had a fun time making some earrings.  This month my challenge for the blog is Love/Valentine.  Well that's easy since it's just right around the corner.

I started with some plain dollar store glasses to create these.  There are so many tutorials on pintrest on glittering them.  It's actually very, very easy.

Start with cleaning your glasses well.  I then brushed a medium layer of Mod Podge on the stem and the base of the wine glasses.  I sprinkled red or pink glitter all over the Mod Podged area.  LET THIS DRY COMPLETELY!  Very, very important to make sure your glue has completely dried.  I let them set over night.

The next day I ran a paint brush over the glitter to loosen any glitter that might not have adhered all the way.  Now this is where you have to determine if you need another layer of glitter or not.  The Pink glasses I had to add three layers of glitter because it was so fine with a layer of Mod Podge between each and then a layer of Amazing Clear Cast resin to finish it off.  Again make sure your Mod Podge dried completely.  I also etched the glasses with hearts using Armour Etch.

The Red glasses I only needed one layer of glitter because it was a coarse glitter and very dense.  I then added another layer of Mod Podge to "soften" the glitter and then put a layer of the Amazing Clear Cast resin from Amazing Casting Products over the top of that.  Now you can't feel the gritty of the glitter.

I added some vinyl lips and mustaches to two sets of the glasses and Yes, I put them in the store!
One set has already sold!  That excites me

(The chocolate suckers are a awesome too.  I print directly on the suckers with edible ink.  
Our motto is, If you can think it, we can print it)

So now, I hope you will head over to Simply Create Too and join us for our Love/Valentine challenge.

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