Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tutorial - All that Glitterz!

#1)  Tutorial - Glitzing up your CraZy TACKz

 Let's start with the simplest fun way to jazz up your CraZy TACKz.  If you want them to stand out on the wall, or glamour up a project, this tutorial will show you how to do that.  First, you must gather your basic supplies as shown in the photo below.  You will need: a piece of Styrofoam brand foam,
your CraZy TACKz, paper plates, Dimensional Medium..(your choice), and of course, Glitter in various colors.  
Now you are ready to start!
Open the box and insert the CraZy TACKz into the foam.
This is one of my favorite parts.  I love the sound it makes when you push them into the foam.  This is a great way to store your decorated TACKz and keep them in a safe place.
I like to use a paper plate to apply the glitter.  This way you can catch the excess and put it back into the glitter bottle.  Hold the TACKz by the hook.  Hold over the plate and apply an even coat of dimensional medium to the top surface of the tackz as shown above. 
Have the glitter ready and sprinkle generously over the tackz as shown.
Place the glittered tackz into the foam.  Allow to dry thoroughly before handling.  This takes an hour or two to dry completely.
Here are some of the decorated CraZy TACKz.  Ready to go on a project or straight into the wall.  They will hold up to 2 lbs. in sheet rock.  Great for hanging jewelry, keys, glasses, etc.  I like to use them for my sheer curtain tie-backs.  They are awesome for quick little jobs around the house.
Would you like to see a couple of project examples that I used the decorated CraZy TACKz on?  The following are a few of them.  Look closely for the glittered tackz!

 Christmas Advent Calendar...with chocolate treats!
A fun wood wall hanging for little treasures (you must use soft wood for this)
Below is another advent calendar featuring die-cuts.

So, here are some fun ideas to get you started.  Tutorial #2 will show you how to further decorate your CraZy TACKz using Paper Punches.  There was a little hint in one of the earlier pictures in this Blog.  Stay tuned.
It will be fun!  Visit your favorite craft store to find the supplies listed
in this Blog.  If they don't have CraZy TACKz, ask them "Why?"

HapPy CRAFTing with CraZy TACKz!

Design Consultant

Have any questions?  Leave me a comment!

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