Painting With Glimmer Glaze and Making Butterfly Wings

Tattered Angels is all about the wing so let’s ruffle our feathers and make some beautiful wing embellishments just for fun with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.  Glimmer Glaze is an amazing craft paint that sticks to just about anything and leaves an amazing shimmery shine on your project.  Glimmer Glaze can be used to color in papers, fabric and art in an adult coloring kind of way. It can be used as a resist when you want to make details stand out and you can paint it over virtually any surfaces with ease.  It is available in a wide range of colors that each have a touch of mica in them, giving them the perfect bit of glimmer.  They are a great choice when you want to cover any of your embellishments to a new color palette including wood, metal, plastic, resin, stone, ceramic, fabric, terra cotta, paper, glass, crystal, finished wood and more.  Just paint a new color right on and watch it shine.  

Crew Member Erin Reed leads our Tattered Angels warriors by finding and sharing new ideas, testing all of the products and sharing her results, taking the paints to new limits and just plain having fun.  Today on the blog Erin shares fun ways to make mixed media steampunk butterflies that are created with found objects, craft embellishments and touches of Glimmer Glaze paint.  As you can see they are a bit addicting so we warn you, once you get started you will have a kaleidoscope of butterflies before you know it!  Erin also shows us how it is done on her YouTube channel.  

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Who are “The Angels”?  They are any of us who love Tattered Angels, love to paint, love to alter, love wings are just a bit Tattered!!!!!  Express yourself in your creative way and you are letting out the creative “Angel” in you.  So come on Angels, cut out some wing shapes from styrofoam (thin like a plate or to-go box) or you can use cardboard or other surface to make your wings.  Then stamp them with a wing stamp set or draw a few lines to make them look more like wings with a permanent marker or ink.  Then paint them with various colors of Glimmer Glaze. You can use one coat or a few and you can use one color or wait until each color dries and use a few to make your butterfly wings – look how pretty!!!  

Here is a video Angel Erin Reed made showing how to make butterfly wings – just cut, stamp, and paint the wings.

Erin shares with us a few finished goodies where her butterflies take center stage.  You can use them on cards, layouts, mixed media projects, atc cards, magnets, tags, hair clips, art canvases and more.  They also make great wedding invitation embellishments – where better to use butterflies than a wedding that brings two people together and sets them free!!!!

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Use found buttons to make butterfly bodies for a great layers look.tag butterfly 600

Add them to paperclips to make great gifts – a set of these is a perfect idea for a teacher gift, friend for the office or keep some for yourself.  

So Angels – release your butterfly wings and make a your own Kaleidoscope of butterflies!!!!  Play with your paints and some fun little bits and bobs out of your craft stash to make something pretty!!





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