Jun 5, 2013

Most of you should know by now that I have a seri­ous LOVE for Stick­les, espe­cial­ly Dia­mond and Plat­inum! When teach­ing these two are a giv­en for items need­ed in class. I use Stick­les on pret­ty much every­thing I cre­ate and I have a say­ing about them too, “Stick­les is to Crafters what Botox is to Plas­tic Sur­geons. You can always use a lit­tle some­where”.

If you are a crafter that does not like loose glit­ter Stick­les is a prod­uct for you. It’s easy to use and there is zero mess. So today, I’m going to show you how I use a lit­tle or a lot on my projects.


Dia­mond Stick­les is a great way to give a sim­ple flower a lit­tle pop. All you need to do is apply a small amount onto the sta­men. Stick­les adds just the right amount of sparkle to accent your project beau­ti­ful­ly. Also you can see I added a tiny bit to the flower on the nap­kin design in the back­ground as well as the chip­board frame.


You can out­line embell­ish­ments such as this but­ter­fly with Stick­les. This helps sep­a­rate the two lay­ers of the but­ter­fly and inten­si­fies it’s dimen­sion. Here you can real­ly see the light appli­ca­tion of Dia­mond Stick­les on the chip­board frame.

Flower accents

I light­ly accent­ed the embossed pol­ka dots on the chip­board flow­ers and the edge and design on the motif bin­go pieces. Apply­ing Dia­mond Stick­les to these embell­ish­ments takes what would be very sim­ple and plain embell­ish­ments to a more pol­ished embell­ish­ment. I also cov­ered each chip­board let­ter with Dia­mond Stick­les. I apply Stick­les over both ink or paint.


Here I accent­ed the sten­cil design in the back­ground with Dia­mond Stick­les. Doing this is a sub­tle way to bring atten­tion to the back­ground. I did­n’t want the back­ground to over pow­er the piece yet I did­n’t want it over­looked either.



When fin­ish­ing up this dress form I applied Dia­mond Stick­les to the crown using a paint brush. Then out­lined the edges using Gold Stick­les. I also accent­ed the wings and bodice of the dress form with Dia­mond Stick­les and a paint brush. Then I out­lined the wings by apply­ing a thin lay­er of Plat­inum Stick­les to the edges. To sep­a­rate each lay­er of crepe paper ruf­fles I applied a thin lay­er of Gold Stick­les to each ruf­fle edge.


Plat­inum Stick­les is a great all around col­or to out­line dis­tressed edges on tags, stamped UTEE embell­ish­ments and paper flow­ers. Plat­inum Stick­les adds just the right amount of col­or. I’ve not found a col­or that it does­n’t look great next to.


I even Stick­le fab­ric. Here you can see how I accent­ed the sten­cil design on this muslin cup cozy. I’m not kid­ding when I say I Stick­le every­thing. So if you like a lit­tle bling but don’t like to use loose glit­ter give Stick­les a try.

When apply­ing Stick­les, squeeze the bot­tle light­ly, it only takes a thin lay­er to beau­ti­ful­ly accent your projects. When apply­ing I gen­tly squeeze the Stick­les bot­tle until a small amount of Stick­les is on the tip then I light­ly tap the Stick­les onto the embell­ish­ment. You don’t want a big glob sit­ting on a sta­men, your chip­board let­ters or out­line as it will take for­ev­er to dry and the final result is not as pret­ty. So remem­ber… gen­tly squeeze, tap tap tap, dry. You can always go back and add more if need­ed.


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