Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blasted Stickles (Glitter Glue) Technique

Continuing with my Stickles kick I thought I'd cover a request at the same time!

A few people have e-mailed me asking to see a couple more for my "Blasted Stickles" technique examples that I originally shared back in July. It seems they are having trouble getting their glitter glue to spread.

I am going to try to get a video made within the next week or so as well to help explain it a bit better. I know some people prefer "live action" ;)

Blasted Stickles Technique

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Stickles Glitter Glue or other Glitter Glue

Canned Air



1. Add a few drops of glitter glue to your cardstock... I usually start with my darkest color and work towards lighter colors.

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2. Hold the tip of your straw about 1.5" - 2" directly above the dot of glitter glue. Squeeze the trigger for a quick blast of air. A quick blast will do...if you hold the air on the Stickles too long it may flash cool it to the point it doesn't flow properly. This should create a nifty bulls-eye in the glitter.

NOTE: Not all glitter glue is the same consistency...if you will notice in the upper left hand corner of the cardstock you can see a blob of the Stickles which was blasted to the edge. This color is Magenta ~ it seemed to be thicker than some of my other bottles. No worries ~ you can shoot this blog again wherever it landed.

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3. Add your next color of glitter glue (if desired).

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4. Blast those dots of glitter glue with air as you did with the first color. At this point you will notice that some of the first color will be blended a bit with this color and it may also change the original bulls-eyes of glitter glue. Perfectly natural...again, no worries!

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5. I finished this example off with one more color as shown...

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6. Now your Blasted Stickles needs to dry completely before you can incorporate it into your projects. This could take several hours depending on how thick the layers are. It will also depend on the humidity which right now in Indiana is outrageous... sooooo I'll have a few finished projects for you tomorrow while this dries ;)

Now, I also gave this technique a try using Distressed Stickles (shown below) and I must say it was even easier to achieve way cool results! Since Distress Stickles seem to have a thinner consistency and larger particles it flows quite nicely as you can see!

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So tomorrow I'll share a few cards created using this nifty technique!

I will also have a variation on one of my other techniques which incorporates Stickles in place of another medium ;)

I can't wait to share it...the results are way cool!!

So, I'll see you tomorrow with more glittery delights!


  1. Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Ooooh Roni that looks REALLY cool!
    if *I* thought of that, it would have totally been by accident! ;)

    keep 'em coming!

  3. I love this idea! Thank you for the detailed tutorial.


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