Happy Thursday Stickles Lovers!
On today's post, we are going to explore a tips & technique shared on the Ranger website, Stickles™ Dry Fine Glitter Tips and Techniques
In addition to the traditional and well-loved Stickles Glitter Glue, you can also get Stickles in a dry powder. I am huge mess maker when I craft. I mean the glitter is EVERYWHERE. So I, personally, only have few bottles of the dry glitter in my stash. But I am always looking for new applications.
The technique I played with, showcased on the Ranger website, is to use dry Stickles with heat embossing.
I stared with a manila tag and distress inks.
And colored the tag.
Using Versamark, a Peachy Keen background stamp, and clear fine grain embossing powder, I began creating a background for my tag. *Note - the Ranger post used a Sticky Embossing powder. I do not own any.......yet. :=)
The Ranger post states to add the dry Stickles while the embossing is still hot.
I added the glitter just after heating the powder. Unfortunately, I did not have much stick to the powder. In order to get it to stick well, I had to reheat small sections at a time and press into the dry Stickles while the section was still quite hot.
I think I would have had a better result if I had used a colored embossing power with larger granules. Possibly if I had used a less detailed stamp may have helped. These two things probably would have provided more surface area for the glitter to adhere to. And of course, if I had used the Sticky Embossing powder, probably a better result.
All-in-all, this was a fun technique and did bring some dimension to my tag.
Now, let's see what you can do!