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.
I use Stickles in my titles. I made flowers today and put Stickles in the middle of flowers and put tiny pearls in a circle around the outside center--sort of used it like a decorative glue. I use it for highlights on lots of things. I used it to write the contents of boxes on the shelves in my scraproom. They are not only pretty, but very helpful in showing me what's inside! I love shiny and blingy, so I put Stickles on just about anything!
I LOVE STICKLES!!! I guess you could say I am obsessed with Stickles. I use them on almost every single layout I do. It just adds a little something extra and can be used to make a certain image "pop".
It's so funny that I just came across this post. I actually purchased a bunch of stickles years ago and never used them. Just last weekend I went to a retreat and a scrapper there was using them on her layouts. She let me borrow them and instantly I remembered why I bought them in the first place.
I came home and dig mine out. I have to say they have a great shelf life. After having them put away for so long (some even unopened) they worked perfectly.
Back to loving them and using them more often. They drying time does take a while, but nothing you can't put aside to let dry....so much fun!
I love stickles!!! Get them out and use them up!! So cute. My favorite is when I have a patterned piece of paper with like polka dots or flowers on it. I pick a few of them randomly and cover them in stickles. The pattern is still there but a few are raised and sparkly!!
Also I did a matted title and felt like it needed a little something extra so I outlined the actual words in stickles. It turned out so cute.
well as far a s shelf life... I bought my first 3 bottles at a stamp store to use on cards. It was around 1999 & they never dried up. They do have a long shelf life so that means you should buy as many as you can lol
Linda...I agree with "needing" them all. I have all the Stickles and all the Liquid Pearls. I haven't used them all, but I will! They're my "go to" when I look at a project that I think is finished, but I know it needs something else. Stickles or Liquid Pearls will almost always come to the rescue to give that little extra oomph :>)
I do agree with others about putting them someplace out of the way to dry. For me it's in another room. If it's within reach, I will find a way to make a mess of it!
you know Judy,,,that you just reminded me that I don't have any of the pearl ones yet. I do have most of the colors. Plus I love the michaels brand too..they have rich vibrant colors that call my name.
Well, Linda...you definitely need the pearls! :>) I've seen some say they prefer the Viva Colour pearl pens, but I've never tried any...yet
I've gotten so I use the Liquid Pearls instead of store-bought pearl embellies on things that can be set aside to dry and save the store-bought ones for projects that I need right away, like on a card for a party that I'm already late getting to~
You don't have to use them just as dots like pearls, but they're also good for swirlies and other designs.