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Username Post: making letters look wet?        (Topic#1531947)
Ruthiez
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I was just wondering if anyone knew a good strategy to make a title look wet. thanks.


 
RhondaR
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In response to Ruthiez

Glossy accents or diamond glaze?


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to RhondaR

I was also going to say Glossy Accents.


 
runzalot81
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In response to Luvmyfam

I was going to say glossy accents too! You might also experiment with clear embossing powder.


 
Seaexplore
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In response to runzalot81

clear UTEE or glossy accents. I'd go for the glossy accents (maybe over vellum?) because they're not as messy as UTEE.


 
angie girl
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In response to Seaexplore

Depends on what the letter is made out of to begin with...

for instance, I use a lot of chipboard letters. I like to use a super high gloss varnish, which could be considered a "wet" look.

You could also use Glossy Accents like others suggested.


What exactly are you planning to do, and what materials are you using?



 
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In response to angie girl

Definitely try out diamond glaze or glossy accents!


 
Ruthiez
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In response to scrappycath

I don't own any of that stuff. I really can't go buy something for this project. More then likely I"m using paper or card stock. anything I can do with that? I want to make a tittle about dog kisses and thought it would be cute if they looked wet.


 
scrappingmommyof2girls
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In response to Ruthiez

Do you have any kind of glitter glue? You could put a few dots and rub it around with your fingers. It might be glittery but would look kind of wet too...


 
terrihooper
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In response to scrappingmommyof2girls

Do you have any clear nail polish? That might work since you can't go and buy something--


 
Ruthiez
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In response to terrihooper

I have something like glitter glue. not exactly that, it comes in a bottle like puff paint.


 
Ami G
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  • Ami G on 04-05-10 04:58 AM
In response to Ruthiez

Another vote for Glossy Accents!


 
Here Kitty
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In response to Ruthiez

  • Ruthiez Said:
I don't own any of that stuff. I really can't go buy something for this project. More then likely I"m using paper or card stock. anything I can do with that? I want to make a tittle about dog kisses and thought it would be cute if they looked wet.



Personally, I would just leave it alone for now and wait until you can get some Glossy Accents. There's really nothing else I've used that gives that wet look like GA, Diamond Glaze, etc. Glossy Accents can be used as a glue as well, it's quite versatile and a good investment for your stash


 
ChansGram
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In response to Here Kitty

I use Mod Podge! It comes in different finishes. Works great and its cheap!!


 
HerHighness68
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In response to ChansGram

Ailene's dimensional glaze or glossy accents

both create a raised shiny surface
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Bxr-Linda
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In response to HerHighness68

I vote for heat embossing.


 
Brandy Scraps
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In response to Bxr-Linda

Do you have any elmer's school glue. If you can't go buy anything, this stuff dries clear. If you are cutting the letters out of cardstock this should work fine. Let them dry on top of some foil or wax paper.

Other than this the clear nail polish idea is good to.

good luck!


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to Brandy Scraps

White glue (Elmer's) will dry clear and give a shiny/wet look, however, over time it will yellow.
Just a thought, if you're using this on a scrapbook page.


 
IzzyB
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  • IzzyB on 04-05-10 02:27 PM
In response to Bxr-Linda

You can buy Glossy Accents at a craft store with a coupon and then it will only cost about $2.50 and a bottle lasts a long time. It's a wonderful investment. Everyone should have Glossy Accents, lol. It's one of my very favorite sb items.


 
catherinegeorge
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In response to IzzyB

I saw on TV they used acid free clear drying glue.

I personally like embossing.


 
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