Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Using the Glitter Lace Technique on Fabric

I love the Art Glitter Videos, and one of my favorites is the Glitter Lace Card by Barbara Trombly. You can find the video here (link is This week I set out to see if I could get the same look on fabric and enter it in the Moxie Fab Challenge: Autumn Woods Tuesday Trigger Challenge. The Moxie inspiration photo is at the top. The lace look is a bit more subtle; on fabric, but just as beautiful with Art Glitter! Here is what you will need to make this card:

Art Glitter Dries Clear Designer Fabric Glue

Another Glue that dries tacky such as The Rubber Café or Zig 2 Way glue

Art Glitter 343 Chestnut Ultrafine Opaque Glittter

Art Glitter 86 Angel Dust Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Art Glitter 295 Ensalada Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Ivory Canvas Fabric

Ivory Calico Fabric

Assorted Ribbons

Metallic Card stock

Cut a piece of canvas at least 1 “ larger than your Art Glitter lace sheet on all sides. This is more than you will need for your card, but will allow for cutting later. Press any wrinkles out of your fabric and allow to cool. Working on top of a sheet of Parchment paper (shiny side up) or a Teflon craft mat, apply your dries tacky glue and smooth over the surface of your ivory canvas fabric. I used the Rubber Cafe glue. Here is a photo of the canvas fabric with the dried glue.

You will want good coverage so that the surface for the lace will be flat when glue dries. Allow to dry overnight. In the morning, remove the canvas from the Parchment paper and apply the Art Glitter Lace on top of the glue. Because these glues (Rubber Cafe or Zig 2 Way) dry tacky you will be able to reuse your Art Glitter lace later! Smooth the lace onto fabric and make sure it is adhering well. Begin by pooring your darker color first (for this card Chestnut) and tap off the excess. You will want to see the video for the specifics! Then remove lace and poor on the Angel Dust glitter. Highlight the flower centers with the Art Glitter Dries Clear Fabric glue and apply the Ensalada color. Allow to dry.

Cut the card base with metallic card stock. Cut the calico smaller than the card base and pull a few threads on every side to achieve a frayed look. Glue the calico onto the card base with the Art Glitter Dries Clear Fabric Glue. Glue the glittered lace fabric on top using the Art Glitter Dries Clear Fabric Glue.


  1. New Follower.

    Neat idea...I have done Cloth projects but not like your Lovely project..Love it.

  2. Hey Clare! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)



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