Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Tonertex Glitters – Flamingo Bag

When Marc and I went to Crafting Live at Malvern I treated myself to a selection of Tonertex pens, foils, glitter and glue.  I must have seen this company a million times at various shows over the years, but this was the first time I had ever been tempted to get my money out. I have always wanted to “embellish” a faux or leather jacket for Iris and or Bertie, if ever I can find a suitable one/two in a charity shop, and this seemed the way to go.
However the glue and glitters first outing was on something completely different, i.e this jute bag I found in my favourite charity shop for just 60p, flamingos are so on trend at the moment, it was a no brainer.
I started by applying the Tonertex glue on the flamingos and heart …….
…….. leaving it for about 10 to 15 minutes before applying the fuchsia coloured glitter.  I admit I was sceptical as to how it might turn out but resisted the temptation to fiddle with it until in the morning when it was dry ……….
I was thrilled with the result.  The bottom of the left hand flamingo’s neck in the picture was a bit dodgy as you can see, but I was able to remove the excess glitter and glue quite easily using a craft knife, making the edge rounder to match the other one without ruining the whole effect.
And ……. the glitter just doesn’t rub off, how brilliant is that! It does exactly what it says on the packet! All I had to do was brush off the excess glitter from the bag itself and add two black flat back gems for the eyes.
Now, the bag is double sided so I need to repeat the exercise again, but as I don’t have enough glitter left to do it, I’ve had to order another pot from the Tonertex website.  I wanted a new beach bag for my Greek Odyssey this year, and I reckon I’ve got one!