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I've never used stickles glitter glue?What are some ways of using it on my layouts?


 
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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.


 
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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.


 
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I bought several bottles of stickles about 5 years ago - never used them! I want to use them. I forget I have them and then I'm afraid I'll make a mess with them.

This is a great thread - maybe (hint hint) someone will post some examples - I would love to see examples because this makes me want to get mine out and use them but I'm just not sure how to use them!


 
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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!


 
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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.
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I use them like I would brads or rhinestones. This layout, for instance... (the yellow and pink sparkly dots are stickles)
Vacation By Renwa33


 
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I LOVE Stickles.

Try painting chipboard letters with white acrylic paint then covering with Stickles like in this LO:
Gallery Inspiration Challenge Round 8 - I spy By RedSquirrel

This card has red Stickles straight onto the black of the butterfly, and orange on the pumpkins:
Pumpkin and red admiral card By RedSquirrel

In this one I've used Stickles in little dots to doodle flourishes and outlines around the die-cut:
Music of the sea By RedSquirrel

In this card on the inside, my Scotsman has Stickles pink and white panties.
Edinburgh birthday card inside By RedSquirrel

This card has Stickles on the butterflies. The Diamond (slightly yellowish) and Stardust (green tint) add sparkle without colour.
Less Is More birthday card By RedSquirrel

This LO has more dotted swirls and outlines, as well as touches on the leaves and the green plastic rings:
Believe in miracles By RedSquirrel

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!

Shall I carry on...?


 
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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.


 
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I think Stickles are terrific and often use the Diamond color on what I'm making. Especially on brads and in the centers of flowers or swirls on pp. Black Diamond is very versatile, too!


 
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I only just got black diamond and midnight blue - haven't used them yet. Ooh, I must have a try!


 
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I love stickles but I tend to use the diamond stickles the most and hardly ever use the colors. I use them to add a little sparkle and dimension to my titles and embellishments.


 
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Here is a list of 100 things to do that we made here a few yrs ago.


101 Ways To Use Stickles



1. You can use Stickles to outline the letters in your titles.

2. You can use Stickles to outline the patterns, pictures & designs on your patterned papers.

3. You can add a little shimmer by spreading it around with your finger!

4. You can use Stickles on handmade cards.

5. You can use Stickles to make flowers glittery.

6. You can use Stickles to make "glitzy photo corners!"

7. You can use Stickles to make firework photos glittery!

8. You can use Stickles to make the "trails" from butterflies and dragonflies.

9. You can use Stickles to doodle dots and stitches.

10. You can use the clear one which is AWESOME on stickers etc. to really make them look special.
The Basic Grey cardstock stickers become 3-D and really spectacular!!

11. You can use Stickles to outline the veins in leaves.

12. You can use Stickles to add to the clothing on Bella stamps to make the girls look ready for a night on the town!

13. You can use Stickles to make brads sparkly!

14. You can use Stickles to make ribbon sparkly!

15. You can use Stickles to make icing on cupcakes and cakes shimmer.

16. You can use Stickles to make waves look 3-D.

17. You can use Stickles for making cherries/fruit shimmer as if wet.

18. You can use the color Orange to make the "fire" on the end of a birthday candle!

19. You can use Stickles to make rain drops or water drops from a watering can.

20. You can use Stickles to make fairy dust around a fairy's wand.

21. You can use Stickles to decorate your kids school supplies instead of buying designer stuff.

22. You can use Stickles to cover entire cutouts.

23. You can use Stickles over the designs on grunge board. It looks great!

24. You can use Burgundy Stickles as the perfect color to add blood droplets on your Halloween LO's.

25. To cover clear embellishments entirely and make them oh so sparkly!

26. You can use Stickles under transparencies, to adhere them. Looks great for bubbles.

27. You can use Stickles for decorating t-shirts. When they're worn down, ripped or you tired of them, cut out the design and scrap it. More mileage this way.

28. You can use dots made with Stickles to border a page!

29. You can use Stickles for slug trails.

30. You can use Stickles for snail trails.

31. You can use Stickles to decorate tennis shoes.

32. You can use Stickles to decorate buttons.

33. You can use Stickles to decorate ribbons.

34. You can use Stickles to make a spiderweb sparkle in a Halloween LO.

35. You can use Stickles on handmade tags.

36. You can use Stickles to add bling to hats or crowns.

37. You can use Stickles to make jewelry gleam!

38. You can use Stickles to make belts shine!

39. You can use Stickles to add pizazz to purses & some shine to shoes!

40. Add Stickles to all or any misc accessories! (whether it be in a LO or IRL...That's up to you! LOL!)

41. Add stickles dots to decorate lots of things, especially stamped swirls or flowers.

42. You can use Stickles generally anywhere on your LO, just to add some bling!

43. You can use Stickles to highlight just one letter in a title and make it POP!

44. You can use Stickles to make a circle or square of dots to frame closely in on a face or object in a photo.

45. You can add Stickles to the center of flowers.

46. You can run Stickles along swirly-swirls!

47. You can use a line of Stickles to make a thin (or thick!) border around anything (or everything!) on your page.

48. You can use Stickles to highlight the shadow on stamped letters.

49. You can use Stickles to stamp with them!

50. You can use Stickles to embellish concert LO's.

51. You can use Stickles to make flourishes on your flourishes and make them look embossed.

52. You can use your Stickles to add bling to a star.

53. You can add them to flames to make them shimmer, glow & come alive!

54. You can use the color Cotton Candy to enhance...Um, well, Cotton Candy!

55. You can use the Candy Cane Stickles for...Candy Canes!

56. You can use the Icicle Stickles for...Icicles...

57. You can use Waterfall Stickles for...Water & Waterfalls...

58. You can use Orange Peel Stickles for...Oranges...

59. You can use Stickles to make the lines of a shooting star!

60. You can use Stickles on flowers to make them sparkle!

61. You can use Stickles as paint (dot a little then spread with paintbrush)

62. You can use Stickles to make a proper Disco Ball!

63. You can tear paper snow for cards or layouts & run Stickles along the top edge of the snow.

64. Stock up on the white/frosty colored Stickles...Stickle the paper or the ghost shape flakes...You can also stamp snowflakes and put Stickles in the center of the snowflake.

65. You can add Stickle to anything that you stamp!

66. You can use Stickles on paper piercings.

67. You can use Stickles on diecuts.

68. When using jewels, outline the jewel with Stickles.

69. You can use Stickles to outline a journal box.

70. You can use Stickles to decorate a cast.

71. You can use Stickles to decorate gift bags.

72. You can use Stickles to decorate wrapping paper.

73. You can use Stickles on feathers for Mardi Gras or Las Vegas LOs.

74. You can use Stickles with a stencil instead of ink.

75. You can print out stuff from Google, then add Stickles and top with Diamond Glaze to make homemade sparkly stickers!

76. You can apply Stickles to the top of Thickers.

77. When glitter comes off of stickers/paper, you can fill it in with Stickles to make it back to normal!...You can use Stickles to glue more glitter on top of the sticker!

78. You can use Stickles to make the eyes on a Disney Princess cut with your Cricut.

79. You can use Stickles to create rays of sunshine!

80. You can use your Stickles to create a rainbow!

81. You can use Stickles to make a heart (or hearts) shine!

82. You can use Stickles to make stars glitter & shine!

83. You can use Stickles to make moonbeams shine!

84. You can use Stickles on diecut Christmas trees to make the bulbs sparkle & shine!

85. You can add Stickles to your own Christmas ornaments or Christmas ornaments as gifts!

86. You can use Stickles to add shine to a trophy.

87. You can use Stickles to a title block.

88. You can use Stickles to add sparkles to a Shamrock.

89. You can use Stickles to add sparkles to an Easter Egg.

90. You can use Stickles to add rays of light to a Christian cross.

91. You can use Stickles to create firework-frame around something (For example, a name or an object!)

92. You can use Stickles to make fish glimmer.

93. You can use Stickles to make water reflect (ocean, lake, waterfall, ripples, streams, fountain, aquarium, etc.)

94. You can use Stickles to make a reflective mirror.

95. You can use Stickles to highlight Art Deco from the 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's found in the backgrounds of pictures.

96. You can use Stickles to highlight a monogram.

97. You can use Stickles on inchies.

98. You can use Stickles on tear bears.

99. You can use Stickles to add bling to automobiles.

100. You can use Stickles on your Disney Princess pages.

101. You can use Stickles on everything & anything & as long as you still have Stickles to use!

102. Decorate your suitcase


Edited by anda11 on 09-20-13 12:15 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Wow Linda - there are a few things on there I haven't tried! (We need to add 102, decorate your suitcase with Stickles - haha!)


 
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Hey Rosey..I just added yours. lol I totally would decorate a suitcase with Stickles. lol


 
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I forgot to add..be careful..your will find that you use them all the time & will want many if not all the colors. lol


 
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WOW!! Well, I thought it looked like another pretty product that I can obsess over! And it seems I was right!


 
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Love!!!


 
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Linda Stop! You are such an enabler!


Which one of these is the most clear and which one turn opal (bluest green), you know, like an opal? - duh



 
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Frosted lace has no colour or sparkle at all. It is like sugar. Diamond is yellowish, Stardust is greenish. I haven't got Crystal or Icicle.


 
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Oh thanks, I'll bet crystal is the clean. Ice would be bluish?


 
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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!


 
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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".


 
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This is exciting! Ive been cropping since 2003 and never used stickles. Now, i realize i must have them!


 
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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!


 
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I would use them all the time if I could get them to dry faster.....Urrrgggg


 
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That's why I always say "less is more". It dries faster! That and the fact that I'm not an expert in applying them!


 
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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.

But I am terrible at taking pictures of my stuff.


 
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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


 
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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!


 
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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.


 
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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.


 
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Thanks Judy.. I will put them on my wishlist. I have seen people use them..I just forgot about it. lol


 
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Love this thread! I had the same question and I immediately printed out the 101 list. Also opened up RedSquirrel's examples. Thanks all!


 
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  • Vae on 10-05-13 08:47 PM
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I love them too! I just used them the other day on this card for my DH.


Birthday card for Husband
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I do have a question though... does anyone know if stickles work well directly on photo paper? I've got a map I printed on photo paper and I want to do a heart on it to mark a spot.


 
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Not sure - do you have another old photo you don't want to use for anything to test it on?


 
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  • Vae on 10-06-13 10:02 AM
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I went ahead and did it last night. Looks like it worked just fine. It was just a map that I had printed on photo paper so I could have reprinted if necessary but I think it will be perfect.


 
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I have a ton of stickles....but recently I've been using the liquid pearls more....

Just a word of caution, the Ms brand ones have a wider tip opening so it comes out in a much bigger blob than Stickles brand......I tried the Ms ones and ended up giving them away....


 
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