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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ranger Thursday: Dry Stickles

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!

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