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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tips & Techniques Thursday: Altered Stickles Alphabets

Hi everybody! :) I am excited to share my tips & technique for All That Stickles again for this lovely Thursday. Stickles are just so lovely and there are so many ways that you can use them.

Today, I am sharing the Altered Stickles Alphabets" technique. I am sure most of us have packs and packs of alphabets in our stash but sometimes, we cannot find the perfect colored alphabet for our scrappy project. Do not worry... That's when Stickles will come to the rescue! Any alpha (wood, chipboard, foam, fabric) can be altered to the color you want, PLUS it is bling-ed up! How cool is that?

First up, I wanted to make a masculine card and the Basic Grey chipboard alphas I had were pink. So, I grabbed my Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles and started altering it.

You can be generous and fill every inch of it with Stickles but here, I chose to leave some of that pink peeking out to give some dimension.

You can heat set it with your heat gun but I like to leave it to dry overnight. If you want, you can always add more Stickles. Don't be afraid to be messy! Perfection is not what we need here.

Once dry, add it to your scrappy project. Here's the finished card!

And here's a close up of the altered Stickles alphabets.

Next, you can also alter your Thickers. 
Those with countless packs of Thickers in your stash say "Aye"! :)

Here I have used foam Thickers for my Project Life title card of the week. I like to buy white Thickers as it gives me the opportunity to alter them.

Again, grab your favorite Stickles - I am using Black Soot Distress Stickles - and alter away! 

Fill it up to your liking - as little or as much Stickles as you like. I have chosen to put lots and lots of it here. :) 

After that, leave it to dry and here's the finished title card.

Look at how gorgeous it is up close! :)

Hopefully you are inspired to bring out those un-used alphabets you have laying around and start altering it with some lovely Stickles.

For more scrappy ideas, do visit my blog at scrappyscrappy.blogspot.com