Welcome to today’s Tuesday’s Tip. These posts are tips about different products, crafting and also ways of stretching the supplies that you already may have. I alternate Tuesday’s Tip, Technique Tuesday, Tuesday’s Tutorial and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.
Today I want to share some different methods for applying glitter to projects. Adding some sparkle to cards, tags and other paper crafting items can be the finishing touch!
#1} Wink of Stella ~ it looks like a marker but has a soft nylon brush tip that lets you apply a thin layer of glitter. It can be applied over lettering, a stamped image or to just add some sparkly highlights. But best of all, it allows you to add sparkle and shimmer without the mess of normal powdered glitter. And it doesn’t rub off your project.
#2} Perfect Pearls ~ a powder that when applied to a project gives such a pretty shimmer and there are many colors available to coordinate with any project. It can also be mixed with water in a small mister bottle to make shimmer spray. Be sure to hold the bottle at least 12″ above the papers surface for a nice even coating. You can even spray through a stencil to create a unique background.
#3} Stickles ~ is a glitter glue that comes in dozens of colors. The fine tip bottle makes it easy to trace lines or other designs. It does take a bit of time to dry though.
#4} Powdered glitter ~ this can be applied with glue for smaller areas or with double sided tape to make stripes. To cut down on the glitter sticking where you don’t want it, run a powder tool over the surface of the paper first to eliminate static. ∗A Swiffer cloth works great for wiping up spilled glitter.
Any of these methods can turn plain embellishments into sparkling pretties! For example, add a bit of glue to a button/brad then dust with glitter or apply some Stickles. On die cut/punched pieces, color with a Wink of Stella marker or lightly brush on some Perfect Pearls.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks tip. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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The Country Touch