July 16, 2010 at 12:22 am #809
Well one of the things we get plenty of in our kits is letters. So I was thinking, and thinking. Not another flower tutorial, but something different for the next kit. Then as I was going through my stash, I realized that I was running out of my Prima sugared letters. So I had an idea. A tutorial of a different kind. Well, I have a few Prima sugared letters left, and I really love them. I cant find them anywhere. I'm wondering if they even make them anymore. I would love for them to come in different colors. So I figured, they are easy enough to make. So here you go. There are only 4 steps. Easy. If you don't have Diamond dust, you could substitute clear glitter. Diamond Dust gives it the Prima authentic look.July 16, 2010 at 12:23 am #23346
1. Unfinished Chipboard letters
2. Acrylic paint in a light based color. Pastels work best.
3. Paint brush or dabber.
4. Rock Candy Stickles or Glossy Accents
5. Word stamps
6. Diamond Dust
[img:width=600&height=399]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1279239796_55_FT11002_sugared_letters_product_list_.jpg[/img]July 16, 2010 at 12:23 am #23347
Paint your letters using an even coat of paint. You may give it a second coat. Dry thoroughly.
[img:width=600&height=399]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1279239824_55_FT11002_1_.jpg[/img]July 16, 2010 at 12:24 am #23348
Ink your stamp generously and lightly stamp your painted letters, being careful not to move the stamp around or rock it, as that will smudge your letters. Let dry thoroughly. If you like, you could take a dab of acrylic paint and use it like a wash over the stamped letters in random spots to give them a wo faded look.
[img:width=600&height=399]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1279239848_55_FT11002_2_.jpg[/img]July 16, 2010 at 12:24 am #23349
Using Rock Candy Stickles ot glossy accents, paint your finished letter and while the stickles is still wet, dip it in the Diamond Dust lightly.
[img:width=600&height=399]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1279239883_55_FT11002_3_.jpg[/img]July 16, 2010 at 12:25 am #23350
You may use as spray fixative to set your Diamond Dust. Make sure it is glossy and doesn't yellow. This step is optional. Have fun making letters to perfectly match your LO's.
[img:width=600&height=399]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1279239909_55_FT11002_4_.jpg[/img]July 16, 2010 at 12:42 am #23351
Wow!! These are beautiful…I don't have diamond dust or word stamps…but there on my wish list now!!Thanks so much Lisa 🙂July 16, 2010 at 12:43 am #23352
You rock, Lisa! Thank you for always sharing your awesome ideas!July 16, 2010 at 1:14 am #23345July 16, 2010 at 1:54 am #23354
outstanding lisa!!!! i too have been hunting down prima's letters for months with no luck. thanks for sharing your awesome talents.
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Awesome tutorial! TFS. What kind of fixative do you recommend that won't yellow?July 16, 2010 at 2:31 am #23356
awesome! I was just thinking I need to figure out how to make these! Now I don't have to! yay! tfs!July 16, 2010 at 2:39 am #23357July 16, 2010 at 4:16 am #23358July 16, 2010 at 4:54 am #23353
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