I saw Tracy's video (MercyTiara) on using the Crystal Drops for enamel dots and so I ordered two bottles to test it out, with my luck, things always look and seem easier on video in someone else's life than mine! lol!
OHMYGOSH! I made several different sizes, let them dry over night! holy cow I am truly in love! They dry round, they flatten out perfectly and they have a beautiful shine to them. I used the plastic packaging from one of my scrapbook products to test them on, they come off easy and I can use this same packaging over and over to make more, these are awesome! I sooooo am over spending lottsa mulah on manufactured enamel dots! *The Gloss White and Caribbean Blue look so beautiful together when they are all dried and ready to embellish!
To my pleasant surprise, these bottles are actually much bigger than I imagined. Nice plus right there. At first I wasn't sure about what the differences were between the "Crystal" and the "Jewel." Then when I received the product I found that the "Crystal" ones are "solid" and the "Jewel" ones are more "clear" vs. solid. Thanks to the design of the tip, these give me more control and turn out beautifully each time. Like that I can get different sizes to go with the project I'm working on. I also like that I don't have to fiddle with glue and picking up tiny-sized enamel dots w/my tweezers to get perfect placement. This is a true white in color. These add wonderful dimension to layouts and cards. I add these to my projects last and let them dry overnight to avoid the risk of any "dings." However, I have also let them dry 4-5 hours before handling and they were fine. I have also made some ahead of time for future use by placing them on acetate or even wax paper sheets so they are readily available when I need them. You get your money's worth at the price range. I have purchased 3 bottles and plan on getting more.
I bought 4-5 colors of Nuvo Drops to try them out...I'm thoroughly addicted!!! At this point, I have almost all the jewel, half the regular and just ordered my first glitters. These regular ones look just like the expensive enamel dots but you can make them any size you want. You can add directly to your project but you can also use old acetate or backs from sticker sheets to make your own enamel dots! Just squeeze the sizes you want and let dry. They peel right off!
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