Username Post: Do you use glitter??        (Topic#1554647)
caraboo
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Ok...so I have stickles and love them but I am seeing a lot of layouts and cards that use glitter. I haven't tried any...probably because I remember what a mess it was to use in school.

Here's what I am wondering? Do you use glitter? How? What kind do you use and what type of adhesive is required?

Any information you can offer will be greatly appreciated!


 
traceyjean
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I use double sided Tacky Tape and a spray sealer. Or Judikins Sticky Stuff which is a powder that stays wet when you heat emboss to give you time to add glitter before heating to seal. I also keep a mixture of clear embossing powder with Prisma glitter since I use it the most. I work with glitter/embossing powder over a coffee filter so there's less mess.


 
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I love to use glitter and it's not as messy as it was in school days. This is what I do.

I use a piece of white scratch paper, place my embellie I want glitter on, add my choice of adhesive (glossy accents), cover w/the glue, add the glitter and leave till it's dry, shake off excess then apply a thin layer of the Glossy Accents to seal the glitter. If I want a dimensional look I add a thick layer of the Glossy Accents for dimension b4 adding the glitter....the finished product looks awesome and doesn't take too long for it to dry. I try to do this when I'm just about done for the night then the next day it's dry and I'm ready to add my dried glittered embellie to my LO.


 
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I use a glitter tray and martha stewart glitter. The tray keeps the glitter contained, I also leave my embellie/paper to sit overnight so that it has time to 'cure'. Adhesive I use several different things, glossy accents, glue pens, tacky glue, MS glittler glue anything that dries clear.

but it really isn't as messy as it used to be-and it really adds some great sparkle!


 
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wow, this is a great question! I have been wondering the same thing! Great suggestions ladies!


 
spend2much
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  • MrsAnnieS Said:
I use a glitter tray and martha stewart glitter. The tray keeps the glitter contained, I also leave my embellie/paper to sit overnight so that it has time to 'cure'. Adhesive I use several different things, glossy accents, glue pens, tacky glue, MS glittler glue anything that dries clear.

but it really isn't as messy as it used to be-and it really adds some great sparkle!




I have tried the glitter tray and didn't like it cuz the glitter stuck to the tray...kinda like static electricity...ugh! Now it sits in my closet and I just use paper...so much easier for me.


 
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  • LeeLo on 03-06-11 08:23 PM
In response to spend2much

I'm the same way...I have a tray but prefer scratch paper because the tray is a pain to clean up!


 
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Before using the tray for glitter, run a used dryer fabric softener sheet over it, or that Perfect Printing Pouch (they may have changed the name recently). The user here named Scraperfect can tell you where to get the pouch. Or, just keep using scrap paper....(shrug) either works.

Somebody on one of the selling shows showed using a Xyron to glitter letters; she ran them through "upside down" first (so the adhesive would get on the face of the letters), applied the glitter, then ran them through the normal way to get the adhesive on the back to adhere to the project. Worked okay, but I'd still use a spray sealer afterwards. No matter what I try, I wind up wearing the sparkly stuff. I'm sure my neighbors think I have a secret life as an exotic dancer or something.


 
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I stumbled across a video on how to make glitter Christmas ornaments (you glue glitter inside glass balls) and it talked about Martha Stewart's glitter and how it was much finer that the old fashion kid's glitters we all think about when someone says glitter...

I never thought I would ever be saying this but I think I just might have to get me some of this here glitter...especially the golds, coppers, & silvers...


 
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Glitter has come a long way since we were in grade school. And MS's line has some really lovely colors of it.


 
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MS glitter is the BEST!! It is so fine and sparkly.

I need some art glue for the glitter.


 
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I love using my Xyron X to glitter letters or small paper embellies. You just have to rub REALLY hard after you run it through the second time. I never seal mine, but having some glitter specks in my page protectors doesn't bother me. I also like using zots and adding glitter to them to get "sparkle dots".


 
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In response to spend2much

  • spend2much Said:
I love to use glitter and it's not as messy as it was in school days. This is what I do.

I use a piece of white scratch paper, place my embellie I want glitter on, add my choice of adhesive (glossy accents), cover w/the glue, add the glitter and leave till it's dry, shake off excess then apply a thin layer of the Glossy Accents to seal the glitter. If I want a dimensional look I add a thick layer of the Glossy Accents for dimension b4 adding the glitter....the finished product looks awesome and doesn't take too long for it to dry. I try to do this when I'm just about done for the night then the next day it's dry and I'm ready to add my dried glittered embellie to my LO.



This is what I do also but lately to cut letters I use Glitter paper as it's pretty clean to use.


 
Sunnydi
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  • Manda_K Said:
MS glitter is the BEST!! It is so fine and sparkly.

I need some art glue for the glitter.



ditto on the MS


 
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  • GemGirl Said:
Before using the tray for glitter, run a used dryer fabric softener sheet over it, or that Perfect Printing Pouch (they may have changed the name recently). The user here named Scraperfect can tell you where to get the pouch. Or, just keep using scrap paper....(shrug) either works.

Somebody on one of the selling shows showed using a Xyron to glitter letters; she ran them through "upside down" first (so the adhesive would get on the face of the letters), applied the glitter, then ran them through the normal way to get the adhesive on the back to adhere to the project. Worked okay, but I'd still use a spray sealer afterwards. No matter what I try, I wind up wearing the sparkly stuff. I'm sure my neighbors think I have a secret life as an exotic dancer or something.



hahaha I have never considered that before but I think we work at the same club!


 
Hanging By a Moment
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Glitter wise I prefer P K Glitz over MS... though I have some MS because it is easier to get at M's it is nice also.

As far as adhesive goes:

- Helmar - Gemstone glue for liquid

- Surka Quickie Glue Pen - for writing with a

- Sticky Tape from P K Glitz - is awesome for lines and stripes

- Sticky Paper and Wonderfilm from P K Glitz - to run through your cricut to make glittered shapes

Hope this helps.


 
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In response to Hanging By a Moment

I use Mod Podge (glossy) to seal the glitter. It works great -- dries clear and dries FAST!


 
scraperfect
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As GemGirl said, the ScraPerfect Pouch is now called The Perfect Crafting Pouch now and yes, it does an amazing job with static. You can see how it stops glitter and bling from sticking to a tray on this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8y5Tr-K84s

Also, use The Perfect Cleaning Cloth to attract stray glitter from projects and work surfaces. 'Course with our Best Glue Ever, there's very little stray glitter that doesn't stick to the glue!


 
caraboo
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Thanks everyone! I knew you guys could help me out. Looks like I need to get some glitter.


 
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