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Tips And TricksGlittering With Phyllis Terms and Definitions
Rainbow glittering Spot glittering FloodingSpot glitter all spots with same cover entirely shade of green with glitter as if embossing.
Only glue areas that can be glittered quickly before the skin forms.
Always wipe tip of glue bottle before beginning.
Press tip into paper, as you would when writing with a pen. Hold bottle at an angle resting in your had, with thumb on top. The amount of thumb pressure will determine width of glue line. The more pressure, the wider the line.
Spot glue areas with the same color at the same time. Allow a little drying time before using another color in a neighboring space.
Be especially careful of black, yellow and Christmas green- they pollute (pick up stray colors) easily. These colors in particular might be allowed to completely dry before applying a neighboring color.
Life will be MUCH easier if you put each glitter container in a separate, plastic, sealed container at least 4 1/2x 51/2 inches.
Use a metal- not plastic- spoon for applying glitter- less static electricity.
You can use Sailor glue instead- it will give you a fine line but not as high dimension.
If you feel you are not good at freehand lettering, ink a stamp and trace over the lines with glue (see # 13)
Do not glitter everything on a stamp- just the accents.
Glue drying time is longest on glossy paper.
Glue drying time is longest on thick areas.
Only use pigment inks on stamps that you will cover by flooding. The ink remains wet and may pick up spot colors you do not wish.
Be aware of the color ink you are using to stamp an image. Think of whether your glitter will be opaque of transparent , whether you will use dries clear or white glue, whether you want it to show through.
KNOW YOUR INKS!
KNOW YOUR STAMPS!
Getting Started in Stamping
For regular stamping, you will need:
Forembossing, you will need:
NOTE: These are a one time investment. If used correctly, these materials will last you through MANY projects. There are also kits with these materials that you may want to buy.
Other equipment you may need for various projects: