Username Post: What's the difference?        (Topic#1582085)
meezerpleaser
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I've got plenty of Stickles and use them lots, but I was wondering what the difference was between them and glitter? I lost my mind and got a bunch of glitter from M's on sale and now I'm wondering what to do with it?


 
Mia1979
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In response to meezerpleaser

Stickles is basically fine specks of glitter in glue as opposed to just regular fine glitter. I use Stickles sometimes but I dont use glitter.


 
Seaside Dreams
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The mess factor, to me. Stickles are much less messy compared to glitter. Plus, stickles don't tend to flake off everywhere after they're dried like glitter does.


 
kiyawinn
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Glitter is just......more glittery!
I use it on things......you can glitter embellishments (pumpkins for Halloween, fall leaves, Christmas trees and ornaments)
I heat emboss snowflakes and then sprinkle with glitter while the embossing is still wet......adds a cool sparkle
Glitter is just more intense!
You can use the thin tapes and make your own glitter tape, you can add glitter to the edge of papers, transparencies etc..
I also will just glue chunky bits of glitter onto backgrounds of layouts for a random sparkle.....
It can be messy but I use one of the glitter trays and clean up with wet wipes and don't find it that bad....

Alison


 
darkchami
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In response to kiyawinn

I tend to use glitter when I want to cover a large area. Stickles are reserved for small accents.


 
terrihooper
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  • darkchami Said:
I tend to use glitter when I want to cover a large area. Stickles are reserved for small accents.


me, too!
I love the idea of adding it to wet heat embossed images-- I will have to try that--


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to terrihooper

Large areas like what? Anyone have an example from the Gallery?


 
madmatter
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Hate glitter (too messy)
LOVE stickles


 
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I recently saw a video on Pinterest of someone who put a small "glob" of Crystal Effects in a little pot, then stirred in quite a lot of glitter (the fine kind). She used a toothpick to apply it, but I suppose you could use a brush if you were careful. If you're on Pinterest, you could probably search for "glitter video" and find it or go out to my site (Darla Welch) and I believe I saved it under my tutorials board.


 
kiyawinn
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  • meezerpleaser Said:
Large areas like what? Anyone have an example from the Gallery?



Here's an example from my gallery....
I glittered the 'O' in Halloween to make it look like a pumpkin....I also glittered (with really fine glitter) 2 of the banners, orange and black....

Just try it on an embellishment...glitter the edges of a fabric or paper flower embellishment, cover chipboard embellishments, add it to alphabets for sparkle etc....
I like Stickles for a sheer, modest sort of sparkle and glitter for more of a Pow!

Alison

Halloween 2010 By Kiyawinn


 
Lunareclipse
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In response to kiyawinn

I use stickles for a little glittery. I use glitter for a lot glittery.


 
ChansGram
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In response to Lunareclipse

I am not a big fan of glitter but it does work good for some things, when I do use it I like the real fine glitter.
I did this Santa card with a thin layer of glue and the fine glitter. I don't think I could have achieved this look with Stickles, but that's me, I don't seem to have very good success with Stickles.
Tis the season card By ChansGram


 
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