Thursday, June 24, 2010
Hey everyone! Half of the Baker's Dozen and I are back to show off some really cool Liquid Adhesives that EVERY papercrafter should have in their arsenal! I got a chance to play with the Sakura Quickie Glue pen. Now, I am no stranger to this little dream of an adhesive in a tiny package! This adhesive is perfection for those tight and tiny places! And for my project today, I'm going to show you how you can make your stamped image really pop with the glue pen and some fine glitter.
See my main image with the glittery flowers and stems? This is actually some line art from the new set, Summer Afternoon. I simply stamped my image in a light colored ink, and then used the Quickie Glue Pen just like a pen. When you draw with it, it will leave a pale blue trail of adhesive, so you know where you've drawn. No worries though! The pale blue dries clear...handy, eh?! So I drew bit by bit and just kept applying my glitter. The glitter sticks to the glue wonderfully! It also dries pretty quickly (hence the name!) and I was able to lightly brush off the excess glitter with no worries.
I really wish you could see this in person...it's just so striking and sparkly!
Ok...I couldn't just show one technique. You see, I recently got a new toy that I got to get out of the box once the family visitors headed back home. Yep...this toy is a BIG one! Ever heard of the Quickkutz Silhouette SD?? Yeah, I said I would never get a large die cutting machine, but I'm THRILLED to have this one! Sooo many fun things to do with it and NO pricey cartridges to buy and store!! WOOHOO!! Anyway, one of the first things I wanted to do with it was use this new (and cool!) feature where you can customize your own flourishes with bling. The Silhouette cuts your pattern out (little holes) and you just position your cut sheet in place and glue your rhinestones down. Here's a visual!
I cut my flourish on vellum paper and then went from there! I knew I wanted to use the bee from Garden Party Critters, so I positioned him in place(without stamping him) and then positioned my vellum such that he left a little trail. :) I used Taylor's tiny twinkles, my Embellie Gellie (this thing is one of those inventions you WISH you came up with it's THAT awesome), and of course, my Quickie Glue pen! After gluing all the tiny twinkles down, I was able to quickly put together this little number!
Oh! And quickly, before I forget...this glue pen is GREAT for paper-piecing! Ever cut out the tiniest pieces of paper and can't come up with a quick and simple way to glue it down? Don't fret with the glue pen! And here's another bonus...it's one of those that allows you to reposition your piece before the glue has dried. Once it's on though, it is on!
So, what do you think? Well, if you love it (and trust me, you will), Taylor has a GREAT special for you! Beginning today, June 24 - June 27, all of the Center of Attention Product Liquid Adhesives will be 15% off! You may view all of the featured adhesives and their gorgeous creations using them on the following blogs: