It's back to the fun stuff - and this time it's snowflakes! Clearing out some of the drawers I came across a pack of snowflakes left over from last year. These guys were hiding, so they didn't get worked up into the Magic Snowflakes that I did in the Spring.
Although they come as "Sparkly Snowflake Ornaments", you can see by the photo above that the sparkle is scant to non-existent as per the snowflake on the left.
In past renditions I have applied layers of sparkle top coat or glittter paint, but having just sorted out my glitter, I decided to combine painting a twinkle top coat and then cover them with glitter. The glitter is in my stock from the days of candle making and it is SUPER fine. I experimented with other grades of glitter, but the super fine is the way to go.
See the difference already? As I plan to complete these with some pretty nice beads, I want the snowflake to be perfect.
Following along with this theme, I'm thinking maybe icicles as well. These start life clear - as opposed to the white snowflakes - but look at the pretty difference the glitter makes with a Starlite topcoat.
After a marathon day with the glitter, the house and all that live in her are covered in sparkles, but we are set to do some bead stringing to finish these off.