I have used it to highlight things just to add a little pop to my page - e.g. dots on the background of the page, stems in leaves, parts of an animal or object to provide contrast, or just little dots of it sort of like beads or the tops of brads.
I love Stickles. Let me rephrase that - I love to buy Stickles! I have many colors and they look so pretty on my scrapbook table! I am often too impatient to use them on a layout or embellishment because of the drying time. And I am notorious for applying Stickles, setting whatever I've put Stickles on safely to the side or even on another table and then laying something on top of them, brushing my arm over it, etc. and making a mess of the whole thing.
yep, they sure look pretty on the shelf! okay, maybe when you try them on the scrap piece too. But I bought a couple and tried using them on the layouts.. not so much. maybe I just don't know how?
one of the good uses is to add a bit of sparkle to the embellies - a shine to the leaf, or the middle of the flower. just like inking the edges - a little bit goes a long way!
I am not a big glitter fan but I do have glitter and I have a few Stickles. I purchased the set of Christmas colors last year after the holiday at a reduced price.
If you like glitter, Stickles is the easy way to use it. No Mess. No glitter every where. Mostly when I used it I use just TINY dots. I'm not an expert with Stickles or Perfect Pearls Liquid either but they are very nice and last a long time. It has a tiny opening that allows a lot of control. I recommend you think about the colors you would use and just buy a couple and see if you like it. It's like a lot of things you can start buying a lot and then not use them.
One color you might want to start with is clear or opal and go from there. The Christmas set was good because I would use it on holiday stuff more than my vintage.
If you get where you want to use it on everything, then go for it. You can even buy sets of colors.
And on this card it's harder to see but I put the Stickles on a flat brush and brushed all the edges of each layer. Like inking, only glitter. It's quite subtle. I guess I added it to the brads too. Birthday card By RedSquirrel
American Crafts brought out some gorgeous glitter brads in white, brown and pink some years ago, and I loved them. Then they discontinued them. Now I make my own by adding Stickles to plain coloured brads.
I even personalised my suitcase by hand-doodling flourishes in Stickles on three of its corners so that it was instantly recognisable on the baggage carousel. And so that DH stopped borrowing it!
Same here, I LOVE STICKLES! Very addictive to use and collect. I have used them by: bringing out circles/dots in the background, rudolph's nose on my Christmas cards last year, as the red thread on softballs in my high school album, doodles on anything if I can make it work. They are great stocking stuffers for me from my husband, too.