Monday, May 27, 2013

Tips: 4 Tricks to Using Liquid Glass

Hello Friends!
I apologize up front for the quality of the photos. I had to take the pics with my phone because my computer was infected with a virus this weekend (Boo Hoo)! Therefore, I have no photoshop either. With that said I am here today to show you a few tricks with one of my favorite crafting tools, Liquid Glass. If you are not sure what Liquid Glass is, well let me tell you it is a must have! It can be used for a very strong adhesive and to give a clear embossed look to just about anything, but there's more!!

Here are my other tips and techniques:

1. Make your own crafting pins
Purchase head pins with the balls, instead of just the flat head and add your own beads. You can get head pins from a bead store or any craft store selling jewelry making supplies. Use liquid glass to glue the beads and let dry for at least a 2 hours (prefer to let them sit a day). If you can make a bunch in advance and then you have them for when you need them! In the image below I used glass pearls and a clear AB glass bead, all about size 4mm.

2. Use Liquid glass to enhance any patterned paper
     a. Choose your patterned paper. Decide what parts of the pattern you want to enhance and lightly squeeze the liquid glass onto the paper, making sure not to add bubbles (do not shake the bottle).

     b. You can take this one step further by adding glitter to the liquid glass while still wet. I like the micro fine glitter, especially if you are enhancing a small pattern. However, any glitter will work.

3. Give stamped images more pizazz by adding the liquid glass. It will look like a clear raised image. It also gives the ink color a deeper, richer hue. Wait to cut out the image until after the liquid glass is dry, otherwise it warp if you cut it out first.

4. Use it as a glue for washi tape, baker's twine,and embellishments.
Washi tape is wonderful, but it isn't super sticky. I applied washi tape to this butterfly and used the liquid glass on the back to secure it.

Thanks so much for reading. I hope you found this informative. Do you have a favorite product that you can't craft without? Please leave a comment and let me know what you love!

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Do you have a favorite product that you can't craft without? Please leave a comment and let me know what you love!

Thanks for reading!