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    With the Holidays ahead of us, I intend to use more loose glitter than normally.
    How do you get the glitter to stay? Which adhesive do you use and do you have to seal it afterwards?

    #225192

    since I found stickles I tend not to use loose glitter that much because it's so messy. When I do use it, I use either glossy accents or Diamond glaze to adhere it since it dries clear and seals it at the same time. The downside is that it take s awhile to dry so I let it dry oveight

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    Krissy
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      I agree about the stickles. Less mess! When I use loose glitter I use Glossy Accents.

      "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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        I love to sprinkle glitter on any wet medium I am using whether it's for texture, or with a mask. Then it stays. 🙂

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          I use Stickles a lot but I like glitter sometimes as well. I use red score tape with loose glitter or sprinkle it directly in glue or whatever medium I'm using and it will generally stay put. Same with microbeads.

          #225196

          I love my stickles too, but the down side is the drying time. I smear that stuff all over in a few seconds…. hate it when that happens. I usually do the same as you Rae. Sprinkle the loose glitter in a wet medium. This question came to mind, when I die cutted a oate frame (TH) and I wanted it to cover with loose glitter. I tried glossy accents, but had no luck since it dripped into the little holes of the frame.
          Then I thought of something I read on Gabrielle Pollacco her blog. Spray the object with hairspray, then glitter, then let it dry (for a moment I thougth that it was ruined) and then seal it, again with hairspray. It worked like a gem.

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          I use Stickles for everyday projects, Glossy Accents and red line adhesive for loose glitter, and Art Institute clear glue for fine detail glitter application.

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            I have loose glitter but I always seem to forget I have it and end up using my stickles most of the time.

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            craftysprinkles
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              Glitter and bling are the two things that I forget to use, for some reason. I don't know why, it just never seems to occur to me.

              Glitter itself, well, I do agree about it not sticking, I guess it depends on what you're using to adhere it? That said, I had total success with light modeling paste today, go figure!
              As far as stickles, I love them BUT they take too long to dry, so I end up using it only when I know that I can let it all dry oveight.

              #225200

              That's why I love Distress stickles… you can use the heat gun on them!

              #225201

              I don't use loose glitter very often, but I am going to try that hairspray trick! I have some old glitter letters (K& Co ?) I may try to spray those with hairspray as the glitter gets everywhere!

              #225202

              A workman came to my house in flip-flops. As he was leaving, he looked down at his feet and said, I have glitter all over my feet! He had some in his hair, too, but I didn't tell him. I love glitter.

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                LOL, Sue!!

                "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                  Sue, LOL and serves him right :p

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                  OMG…. You had me in stitches Sue!!!! Hilarious!

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