A few weeks ago I shared with the world my Tulip Shimmer Haul Video. I got yet another awesome opportunity to work with a well known brand and get to try out some of their products! I love all things glitter; however, Mr. Woodsy is not a fan. He was happy to see the Tulip Shimmer Sheets and the Tulip Shimmer Paints. Both are full of glitter yet little to no mess!
I mean look at all the gorgeous product! I’ve been using Tulip products for years. You know, back in the 90’s when it was super cool to make puffy paint style shirts and sweatshirts!?!? I know you’ve made one. Don’t deny it! The project I made is nothing like the 90’s version of a cool puffy paint sweatshirt. Over the past month we have been doing some Fall/Winter cleaning. We had a inexpensive bathmat from Ikea that was in the donation pile. That’s when I snuck it out of the pile. I knew I could make it into something bigger and better and give it a new life. So let’s get this project started…
- Tulip Shimmer Sheets
- Cricut Die-Cutting Machine
- Beyond Birthdays® Cricut Cartridge
- Scrap Cloth
- Tulip® Fashion Glitter Bond™
- Tulip® Fashion Glitter
- Foam brush
- Scrap cardstock
I went into Cricut Craft Room, began looking at all the cartridges I owned and got to work. Per the video she mentioned to have your blade depth at 6, Speed & Pressure set to 3. I followed her exact instructions.
I let my Cricut go to work. I knew I might have some issues since I don’t have any super sticky mats right now.
Sure enough I had a few pieces that didn’t cut out all the way. This is what my mat looked like after going through the machine.
I carefully pulled it off the mat and began cutting around the areas that didn’t get cut. It actually wasn’t too bad. When you look at it you would never know I had to manually cut a few pieces. I really think that if I had a fresh mat this would have cut beautifully!
Next up, it was time to cut the dove. I was a bit concerned about the “leaf” aspect of this image. This time I pushed the speed down to 2.
Placed the gold shimmer sheet on my Cricut mat and let it go to work.
This one came out better. I think it was because there weren’t any complex cuts. Although one of the leafs on the branch didn’t cut out… so I was down one leaf!
Once I had my Shimmer Sheets cut out I placed them where I wanted them on the mat. I then preheated my iron.
I used a scrap piece of muslin, placed it over the Shimmer Sheets and began ironing on. Thankfully, these took beautifully to the mat!
I ran the Tulip® Fashion Glitter Bond™ along the edge of the mat.
Then I smoothed ou the glue with a foam brush.
Then I poured a liberal amount of glitter over the glue.
I repeated those steps until the entire mat was covered. You’ll want it to sit and dry for at minimum 2 hours. Although I let mine dry for a good 10 hours.
Note to anyone who does this… cover your work surface with extra paper. I had glitter everywhere! Thankfully, Mr. Woodsy wasn’t home to witness this (although I told him later that night). Instead I went to work that morning with red glitter all over me! I attempted to clean up the glitter that morning using a damp paper towel. Let’s get real… we needed to use the big guns.
Later that night, I brought out my vacuum cleaner! I was able to clean all the glitter that was in the rug as well as my work surface!
Using the vacuum cleaner is definitely the way to go!
I placed our new doormat in our festive entryway!
It looks like it always belonged there!
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