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Heat and Stick is applied similiar to embossing powder. Stamp image with versamark then sprinkle H&S on it. Heat until melted (very fast), do not over-heat. Then it is tacky and ready to apply glitter. FYI, you can also use Crystal Effects to apply glitter. If I want it to last and stay for a long time, I would use either H&S or Crystal Effects.
The BEST way is to use Crystal effect and add the glitter and then let it set for a few seconds and then dump off the extra glitter...
By using CE the glitter will stay put very well
You can use 2 way glue and I have done that in the past -just make sure you use a good swipe of glue so the glitter really sticks.
I use glitter nailpolish when I just need to add a little shimmer.
Likewise - I have used Ice Stickles - they have a variety of colors and the glitter is not coming off with this product nor are you or your children or your pets or anyone else residing in your home covered head to toe in glitter.
Like I said I have used all the above - for me it depends what i am doing and how *glitterfied* I want something to be....
All of the cards in my gallery that use glitter have been done with a fine point 2 way glue pen. I love this pen, as the tip is very small and I can apply exactly the amount of glitter I want to exactly the place I want it. I have the heat and stick powder, but rarely do I want the whole image done in glitter, I usually just want on part to have glitter. I also have CE, but have not tried using this for glitter either.
Hope this helps.
BTW, I get my 2 way fine point at Walmart. It is the Zig brand.
Lisa C., Mom to 4 great kids, 19,17,11 and 10! My Gallery
i prefer to make a "paint" out of crystal effects and glitter and then paint it on that way i can control how much glitter goes on. when i put glue first then pour the glitter on, i find that to much glitter sticks and it covers up the image.
i know it's not su!, but i prefer using glitter glues like stickles. i think the problem for me using other methods is that the glue tends to rub off constantly. which is not awful, because it makes the whole card kind of sparkly, but i want to make sure that there is a good coating of glitter on whatever i'm covering.
however, my upline just told me that she likes to use heat & stick powder, but after she applies the glitter, she reheats with a heat gun and then the glitter kind of melts into the glue and doesn't rub off as easily.
although that has the advantage of using su! products, i'm lazy i find that it's a lot easier to use the glitter glues.