I just bought my first 3 bottles of stickles... is there a trick to making them work right? The stardust worked fine - the waterfall and silver just came out as clear glue. Do you guys think the ones I have are just defective or does it take a while for them to work properly? Thanks!
I always shake mine b4 I use them. After I'm done w/mine I stand the bottle upright and tap it many times on my desk top a bit hard to force the glue that is in the tip back down into the bottle to avoid clogging and it works just fine.
If I don't shake my bottles to mix the glue w/the glitter I too get the glue 1st. Glitter always seems to settle at the bottom, even w/the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
So...shake shake shake!
I just got my Stickles last week! I got the waterfall, too, and had problems with it. I used my paper piercer (as it was the only thing within reach that would work) and stuck it down the tube, kind of swirling it around to mix up the glitter. I never thought about just shaking it to see if that would work, though, I'll have to try that next time.
I read some where in a forum that using a paper clip works better than the paper piercer and it does. Now I always use a paper clip instead of the paper piercer.
I usually push the paper clip thru the tip b4 using it just in case some of the glue is left in the tip then shake shake shake. I've never had any problems w/the way I do this whole unclog and shake process.
Edited by spend2much on 06-22-08 09:58 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
Thanks for your tips. I was a bit frustrated, I actually cut a bigger tip, then I got a blob or I had to be super careful!!!!
Still waiting for more colors to arrive! Like the finished look if it works out OK!!!!
I use a thumbtack because it was the closest thing to me at the time. I also shake the bottle (shake the bottle for Glimmer Mist as well) to get it all mixed up. Before I start using it on something, I start a little bit on a separate piece of paper just to get it going.
The only thing I don't like about Stickles is having to lay something aside until it dries, otherwise, I need more.