Aug 27, 2008

Stickles to the Rescue!

Good morning!

I know I already posted earlier this morning an ultra long post showing my Acrylic book, but I had to show my 'stickle-fied' Peerless Watercolor cards that I shared a few days ago. I didn't want to add any sparkle to the cards until the gals at the class last night saw them with just plain watercoloring. I was afraid that Stickles or any glitter might take away from the vibrancy of the Peerless watercolors.

How crazy was that, right? Glitter is always better - at least in my opinion! So, we pulled out several colors of stickles that Gina carries in her store and went to town adding their yummy sparkliness everywhere! Pink, turqoiuse, light green, orange, yellow, light blue, fruit punch, cinnamon - you name it - we used it!

On the first card, I added water and white perfect pearls to one of my Ranger Mini Misters and misted the mixture over the card a few times. It adds a subtle shimmer over the entire card. I think the camera picked it up a little... so, hopefully you can see it.

One of my favorite 'students' encouraged me to use colored stickles on the silver brads in the prima flowers. I've never used colored stickles on brads - just the clear ones. But, I took Barb's advice and Oh my word!! I LOVE them! Look - they look like faux jewel brads... how cool is that? Thanks for the tip, Barb!

Here's a closeup of the flowers... Then, Rhonda asked about using a heat gun to dry the stickles. She bravely tried it out on her card and it worked great! It's a nice alternative to letting the air dry and then getting them smudged - especially at classes.

So, as you can see - we had a great class! Thanks, Rhonda, Barb, Becca, and Marianne for coming and painting with me last night. I was so bummed that I forgot my camera because I wanted to take photos of their cards to show you today. I'll try to remember to do that next time. I think it would be fun for you to see how everyone's cards turn out - it's my favorite thing about teaching... seeing how different everyone's cards end up being when we use all the same products.

Have a great day and remember to use those Stickles! LOL!


Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

I love me some Stickles! LOL Your creations are gorgeous!!!

Trena in Naperville said...

Beautiful colors! The Stickles really make the colors pop!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Barbara Ann Cowan said...

Thanks for the shout out Jessica (I feel so famous now)!!!! Rebecca & I can't wait until the next class :)


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