HOW TO GLITTER A VELVET ART® PICTURE
…..read before you start…..
First colour your VELVET ART® picture with the VELVET ART® brush pens supplied.
Follow the colours of the copy picture or create your own colour combinations. A wider range of colours can be achieved by using one colour over another, for example use dark green and red to make black, pink and light grey to make lilac, red and brown to make maroon, yellow over brown to make umber.
For best results apply the glitter onto the main feature of the foreground of your picture. The colour glitter should match the colour of an area, use
red glitter – for red areas
orange glitter – for orange or brown areas
silver glitter – for grey or white areas
turquoise glitter – for light blue or dark green areas
salmon glitter – for peach or brown areas
transparent (pearl) glitter – for white areas or onto any other colour
TIP: For a wider nuance the glitter can also be mixed.
Prepare for glittering: The glitter might be awkward to gather up if you drop some on the carpet – preferably use glitter in a place where you can sweep up afterwards. Crease the instruction leaflet along the middle both ways.
Prepare for glue: Practise on a separate sheet of scrap paper before using the glue on your picture.
Choose only wide areas where you can apply the glue comfortably without touching the black velvet. Staying ¼” within, follow the outline of an area and then fill in the middle. Apply plenty of glue for the glitter to sink into. Don’t use a brush.
Pour some glitter of the matching colour onto the glued area.
Whilst holding it flat in one hand, tap the picture from underneath, causing the unstuck glitter to bounce aside and cover a further glued area.
Shake off any excess glitter onto the (pre-creased) instruction leaflet.
Funnel any spare glitter back into its sachet.
Ensure that the glue has dried under the previous glitter before repeating the process with the next colour glitter.
Apply glue on larger areas in sections,
mix glitter for more varierty,
leave the picture laying flat until the glue has dried completely.