Glossy Accents really is a good product, but one should reserve its use strictly to scrapbooking or other paper crafts. It does not lend itself well to use on jewelry or other objects which need a more durable gloss. It does dry crystal clear and pretty hard, but it can dry lumpy and it has a tendency to dip in the middle if you use a decent amount. When it dries it can leave a depression in the center, so two even layers are recommended for an "epoxy" or resin look. It IS waterbased, so although Glossy Accents is water resistant, it is NOT WATERPROOF. If water is touching something with Glossy Accents on it it will soften and become cloudy. However, its biggest drawback for me was that the surface is not very durable and scratches/dings easily. I was hoping to use this as a sealer for shrink art jewelry but it just isn't quite durable enough for that. Would be perfect for paper applications, however.
I really like Glossy Accents because I can use it in many ways:
- as a regular adesive
- it is really clear so I can use it on clear embellishments, buttons etc, for example I adhere patterned paper underneath a clear button with it, perfect
- I love to use it over paper bits, i.e. printed or colored images, because when it dries it gives an epoxy finish and if you use it abudantly the result is almost 3d. It also retains its elasticity and doesn't crackle if you bend it.
- I also use it to make faux "pearls": I use a drop of stickles, let t dry and on top of it a ganerous drop of Glossy Accents.
The only thing that I don't like is that I have to wait too long if I use it thick, so I let it dry overnight just to be sure.
Used in this layout: Day 18
I love this stuff. I actually bought a second bottle so I would not run out. I never do that. You can use it as an adhesive with just the smallest dot and it holds flowers, ribbons, chipboard, grungeboard...what ever you stick will stay! I've used it over rub ons that I put on TH fragments to keep them from rubbing off. I've used them to glue paper behind the fragments as it's see through. I LOVE it with a one of the masks...just ink or use glimmer mist over your mask heat set and then use the glossy accents to add highlighted dimension to certain areas. It's fun, versatile and a must have in my tool box.
Used in this layout: Pieces of Me
I just love glossy accent! It is so versatile. It´s my favorite when it comes to glue, and it is also great for making 3D effect. I think it gives a very cool effect to put some on the paper you´re using, and then drag it randomly across the page with a ruler. And I also often put it on cut-out letters and swirls to get dimension. Sometimes first, and then paint over with crackle paint, or paint the letters first, then use glossy, for shiny letters. It can also be used to make waterdroplets on flowers. and so much more... :)
When I finally bought a bottle of Glossy Accents, I had no idea that I would be reaching for it constantly! I use it on almost every layout! And it seemed like such a small bottle but honestly...after much usage, I still have a lot left!! It goes a long way! One of my favorite ways to use it...stamp your letters, cut out your letters, adhere them to chipboard, and top them off wtih glossy accents. They look like custom epoxy letters! And, another great use, I make my own little buttons to match my layouts. I cut a little circle out of the patterned paper, sometimes I give it a little outline or some dots for fun, adhere it to bare chipboard, use the cropadile to put some holes in it, then top it off the the glossy accents. Sometimes I skip the cropadile step...it makes a cute little flower center that matches perfectly! So many cool uses for this product!! Cover your pictures to make them look like a custom epoxy accent...cover words in your jounaling for a subtle emphais...make little dew drops on your silk flowers...make rain drops on your pictures or layouts...so many options! You'll love this stuff!!
First, I love the cap on this adhesive/clear embellishment product. I have other adhesives such as ribbon glue and metal glue that do not have a cap that screws on. That makes me hesitant to pack it in my embellisment case as I worry it will open and/or leak. Although my case is divided a glue would seep into other compartments. This cap is secure and I would be comfortable packing it with anything else to go to crops. Also, it does dry completely clear and glossy. I used it initially on the french knots I made with some paper stitching, which gave them a shiny appearance and secured them. I wanted to prevent them coming loose since I clipped the excess thread so close and this turned out to be the perfect solution. I have many more ideas for using this product and, like the other reviewers have mentioned, it really does not take much at all so I imagine this bottle will last a long time.
This is already my second bottle of Glossy accents. I've used it for several projects - the most recent, I made him a sheriff's badge and covered it in Glossy accents and it looked so cool! Everyone wanted to know where I found a badge with his name on it - they couldn't believe that I made it! From accenting a small piece on a project to covering bigger items, this is perfect! I have a small mini fan (battery operated) that I leave on the item to dry and in no time, I'm ready to move on to my next project. A great addition to anyone who scraps or makes cards!
This is what I use for my heavier embellishments like chipboard, buttons, and whatnot. A little goes a long way, so don't put too much on because it really spreads. I've used mine a lot and I still have quite a bit of it left. The only annoying thing is the tip clogs constantly. So I have a large safety pin that I keep handy to unclog the tip. Other than that, this is one of my favorite adhesives that I use regularly.
I use to buy clear dots for water layouts sometimes paying $2 - $3 dollars for a small quantity. Never again. This product is great. I've used it thinly and I've used it thick. It does what I want it to do and dries completely clear and the applicator is very precise. This is great. I wish I had bought two instead of just one. I can see myself using this product a lot.
Used in this card: Pumpkins Dimensional
Just got my 2 ounce bottle of Glossy Accents today. Couldn't wait to "test drive" it on a scrap piece of folder that had some Color Bloom spray on it. SOOOOO cool! Used it as described in some of the other reviews to highlight a couple of small areas and it looks great. So happy I went ahead and ordered it. Can't wait to try on a LO.
This stuff is liquid gold! I love how you can use it as a good quality liquid adhesive for stuff like buttons, bling, etc, as well as it being a cool dimensional gloss. I love to make my own hand made embellishments with this, and a little bit goes a long way, I've used it tons of times and the bottle's not even half empty.
Used in this layout: Wanted: Black Foot Tribe
This product is great as a liquid adhesive, especially for attaching embellishments and chipboard. I also use it to create a finishing coat on chipboard after painting. When I create acrylic albums I use it to mount the paper and embellishment. A little glossy accent will go a long way.
Thank you for offering "Glossy Accents" by Ranger. Several products out there make things glossy, but "Glossy Accents" gives a dimensional quality. The fine tip allows me to be as precise as I wish - great for outlining. It also fills-in beautifully and levels itself. It dries very clear, very hard and shiny to boot. I occasionally make teaching aids for my sister, the teacher, and she loves this product also. Some of her students need to TOUCH letters, numbers, and images in order to learn them.
I bought this last year after taking some Christmas card making classes so I could create my own cards. I now use it frequently in my scrapbooking. I love the way it can make something flat seem like it has shape and form. Depending on how much you use, it dries fairly quickly, though its best to let it sit for a while before putting it in a page protector, etc. Of course, the more you use the longer it will take to dry. You can create some wonderful effects with this stuff.
Used in this layout: All My Toys!
I love Love Love Love this gloss medium!
It's easy to use and it dries in seconds!
I didn't even know you could use it as an adhesive!
I watched Tim Holtz's video on this site or on YouTubeand he used it on one of his projects. This is the best product so far! You can use it on Chipboard, Grungeboard, paper, and Cardstock, well that's what I've used it on so far!!!
This is a must buy!!!!!!
Used in this image: Zutter BIA Cooper Book
I was in doubt for many months if I should buy this, I don't have any scrapstore in my neighbourhood so I only can view things on the internet. I finally decided to buy it and I have absolute no regrets !!! This product is amazing, I'm totally in love with it, it gives so much dimension to your embellies, it turns a simple cut out into a 3d embellie, don't hesitate to buy, it's awesome !!!!!!!
Used in this layout: Ome Frans (Uncle Frans)
I use this product to create dimension and interest in my cards or scrapbook. It dries clear quickly and does not flow freely from the bottle. I know others use this as a glue, but I haven't done so yet (mostly because I would hate to waste the opportunity to give yet another item shine and dimension).
Used in this card: Hoppy Birthday!
I am using the glossy accents on simple plain paper die cuts. Glossy accents makes the ordinary extraordinary by making the die cuts look glassy. I especially love to use them glossy accents on delicate fonts cut on the cricut. It gives them extra body and really makes them pop on the page.
Used in this card: Under the Weather
Glossy accents is so versatile. I can glue. Place your glue, hold the item for the count of 5, and it is finished. Too Cool. I love that it works on non-pores’ and pores’ items. And I love that I can make something dimensional from it. You can not go wrong with this product.
Used in this layout: Soakin' up the Sun*
This product is wonderful. Not only does it provide accents to cards, scrapbook pages, and many other things, it glues hard to hold material. Needed to glue cardstock to a pair of "flip-flops" for a photo book and it was the only product that would work
I really enjoy the Glossy Accents. You can use it alone to add a glossy apperance to your project. But what I use it for the most is as a glue. It drys in a couple of minutes. My downside is I use my fingers to wipe the tip off on the bottle and it then gets on the paper. I get shinny spots on the paper. You need to keep that in mind while using it. I also love it to add ribbon to paper and cards. A little goes a long way. Also try the matte finish to prevent the spots. Worth the money.
This is the most amazing product! I love that it allows you to alter your current items by adding dimension, shine, etc which makes them a little bit more your own, and jazzes up some items that you had laying around and thought you would never use! The tip is super fine and it allows you to do very detailed work, while still allowing for coverage of bigger areas.
Oh and it dries super fast so you can use it at crops too!
I love this product and the texture that it adds to a page. This goes on like a glue, but when it dries, it creates this clear, raised, wet-looking texture on the page. it is great for adding some pop to the page. I often use it over my stamps, when I stamp without embossing. I would definitely recommend this as a must-have in the scrapping toolbox.
1. a super super great glue
2. the best gloss there is
3. an addictive product.
I LOVE my Glossy Accents and use it up in toooo short a time, since it's actually also very wallet-friendly påroduct that lasts forever (you only need a LITTLE) unless you use it aaaaaaaalll the tiiiime - like me. Ranger Ink ftw! :D
Used in this layout: Evelina
I love this stuff! I use it over paper cutouts and pictures throughout my albums/pages. It gives it an amazing glossy look that pops! I even add glitter over the paper/picture being used then add this glossy accents over both & the finishing look is just wonderful! This will always be a part of my "Must Use" items.
I took a Tim Holtz class and we used Glossy Accents to glue paper and fragments together. It was so easy, didn't make a mess and dried clear. I also used this in a Scenic Route class and we made the tops of chip board flowers glossy. It's great! A little goes a long way. I use it all of the time now.
This an item I recently discovered and fell in love with. I love how you can make chipboard, stickers and more look. It gives items a glossy like look....my new obession. I think I have been using it on very page since I bought it. Must try....you will love it too!!
Used in this layout: Priceless Pose
I was looking for something to use to put my ghost shapes and alphas onto pages without seeing the adhesive. I gave this a try after not being happy with vellum type adhesives. This works great with them. Dried fast and couldn't even see it.
Used in this layout: Pouting Pumpkins
I find I'm using this stuff on EVERYTHING! I love the glass look. Try putting it on your stamped images for an awesome look. I put mine on Prima paper flowers and I use it on journaling so long as the words are large enough for the tip.
Used in this layout: Youth
This product is very versatile. It can be used as a glue for flat and dimentional products. It also can be used like a resin or if sprinkled with glitter because it dries clear. I'm sure there are many other uses I'm not aware exist.
Apliqué este producto en papel decorado, también en diseños troquelados, permite resaltar colores y te da un acabado perfecto. Es lo que estaba buscando. Lo recomiendo 100% , además su tiempo de secado es muy rápido. Excelente.
I love, love, love, this product. Although I don't really have the paitience to let things take their time and dry. I depending on how much you apply it can take around 15 minutes to dry, but finished result is soooo worth it!
Used in this layout: Giggly Girls
I love glossy accents and typically use it as my preferred liquid glue - it holds a strong bond for all types of embellishments no matter the weight and keeps my page accents in place LONG after the page is filed in the album.
Used in this image: Dimensional Home Decor (wall hanging)
Glossy Accents is a must have for every crafter or card maker. A little bit goes a long way to making your project stand out! Scrapbook.com always has a fair price on this product. Much cheaper than buying from Michaels.
I can't believe how many different ways you can use this stuff!!! My favorite is adding dimension to paper by adding the glossy accents to the surface, but I have also found it very handy in gluing metal items like hinges.
Used in this image: Scraps of Darkness - Inside Steampunk Mini Domino Book
This is great! I use it mostly with TH clear fragments and the embellishments it creates is so beautiful. It dries quickly and adds an extra pizzaz on my creations. I use it with photos to make clear fragment charms.
Was a little nervous when I ordered it about how I would be able to use it and now I am in love! It adds such a great finishing touch and dimensional element to almost any scrapbook page! Worth it's weight in gold!
Used in this layout: Fractured Foot
I was a huge fan of Utee, but this is so much easier. No heat needed, but you do need to wait for it to dry. I love the tip--I was able to be so precise with the placement of the product. Really great!
This Product is the best thing ever!!! I use it for all most every lo that i make!! Specially when you have to glue little embellishments!! If you dont have it, You have to get it!!!
Used in this layout: Beautiful Blossom
I love using glossy accents. Can be used as a protective coating, glue, add shine to shoes on a magnolia stamp, rain drops. I love that its quick drying.
I love this stuff. It is awesome. Very good drying time and one bottle lasts a really long time. Definitely one of my favorite products.
Used in this image: Circle Ornament Mini Book Inside
My order came almost instantly. The product is great fun. So far I've used it for dimension over cursive writing, to 'fill' a frame with light glitter, and for adding shine on flower petals. It dries pretty fast, is easy to do intricate work with the small nozzle, and I can hardly wait till my next scrapping play session to experiment more with it!
Santa Rosa, Ca.
If you want to change the look of your letter chipboards, just add some glossy accent. It makes it glossy and add some dimension. It's also useful to glue stuff. Just add a tiny bit and voilà! The only drawback is when you want to cover a big surface, it has a tendency to make bubbles.
Used in this layout: 2009 Goals for SSCG challenge (8x8)
I love Glossy accents but tried making my own embellishents using water colour paper and glossy accents. The next morning they had dried all bent and warped. I tried striegtening them and the glossy accents shattered. how can I prevent this in the future?
This has to be one of the greatest products ever. It makes everything so glossy and protected. Adds dimension. and its a great glue as well. Takes a while to dry depending on the amount applied. dries clear!!
Used in this image: Twilight ATCs