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Old 11-11-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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We got the real thing today but what I am looking for is what does everyone use for snow effect on cards etc.? I want some to go on the roof line of a winter type house. I tried the snow writer and it just didn't give the effect I wanted. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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For smaller areas, I will sometimes use Liquid Applique.
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I use white Flower Soft and/or chunky crystal glitter. I also add a little fine glitter.
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My favorite is Polar White Flower Soft.
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I use white craft ink embossed with iridescent ice powder. Also, the crystal-y snow sold in jars at craft stores this time of year works great with a thin coat of white crafting glue. Use it just like glitter, only snowier. If it's not at the store with Christmas craft stuff, look in the aisles with Christmas Village displays, lots of village collectors use in their displays.
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If you can handle a little dimension, I like Deco-Art Snow-Tex - you can use it on cards or on 3D stuff, like this.

Beware though - use it over alcohol or waterproof inks - it does have a lot of moisture and will make waterbased mediums run.
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If you want white snow: I use white embossing powder for small areas. For larger area's I've use either white acrylic paint or gel medium mixed with white pigment ink and then painted it on. Both are wet applications so you do have to be careful what paper and inks you use but they give a nice textural finish.

If you want a glitter instead of white look: I have used a tube of glitter glue that I got at Michael's several years ago. I found it in the christmas aisle and it is also by Deco Arts, it is called Glittering Snow Writer. It was pretty inexpensive and looks like it will last me forever. It has a fine tip for dimensional application or you can spread it out flat.
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I use white Flower Soft and/or chunky crystal glitter. I also add a little fine glitter.
I was going to suggest flowersoft with glitter through it too or maybe something like Ranger distress stickles dry glitter clear rock candy
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I had a similar question a while ago. I had a forest stamp and wanted to add snow to the ground and in the sky. My LSS suggested a product called shabby white embossing enamel by Stampendous. Sprinkle a bit on and heat from below ( to prevent it blowing off)It has various texture and a bit of glimmer and looks awesome. I was a bit unsure at first, but it looks great and all my friends went right out and got some too. I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but worth a try. Good luck.
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I have a hard time getting things to look like real snow, but I have a couple suggestions in this post: Snow?
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I can tell you one product NOT to buy: Marvy Snow Marker Pen (if it even is sold anymore). It might look white when new, but it yellows with age.
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I can tell you one product NOT to buy: Marvy Snow Marker Pen (if it even is sold anymore). It might look white when new, but it yellows with age.
I just bought 2 of these...
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For smaller areas, I will sometimes use Liquid Applique.
I sometimes use Liquid Appliqué and sprinkle a small amount of glitter over it befor heat setting it. It gives it a nice effect.
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Aleene's makes snow "paste" that comes in a jar with or without glitter. I use a toothpick to apply it. It also makes great frosting on cake and cupcake images.

Stickles is great, too.
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I use DIMENSIONAL PAINT from the craft section at Walmart! There's just plain old white or white with glitter. I squeeze it out where I want it & then heat it & it puffs up like snow! Here's what to look for: TULIP-Dimensional Fabric Paint! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
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When all else fails or its late at night or the middle of a project that snow has to get done--get a Styrofoam cup or Styrofoam packing squares (from appliance boxes) and break it up into pieces...put it in your blender and set it on "blend"...it'll break it down to tiny lil' pieces--glue to project! Works perfect for "snow effect"...

Another source of snow....use white paper and empty your 3-hole punch--you get tiny lil' white circles--glue for snow effect to a project!
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Flower soft can get a little expensive if you are doing a lot of 'snow' cards. Like Cat_woman says styrofoam balls make great snow for real cheap! I mostly use the snow from the hobby store that model train people use for their scenery. It comes in a big jar for about $5.oo Cdn. and looks really good.
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I like glitter embossing powder or Martha Stewart white tinsel glitter. You can make your own glitter embossing powder with 1pt glitter to 2pt embossing powder. Just be very careful not to overheat it.
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Marvy Snow Marker!! I use the Marvy Snow Marker and it looks great. I have never had it yellow. I pulled out some Christmas cards that we made in our store from last year that had the marker on it and it still looks white. We sell a lot of them in the store I work in and have never had any complaints. hth
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Art Glitter has a gorgeous product called "Faux Snow": Online Glitter Store | Wholesale Glitter | Ultrafine Glitter | Body Glitter.
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Tim holtz has a tutorial where he mixes up white and clear UTEE with glitter and glossy accents. Makes a chunky but hard drying snow that you can lump up to get lots of dimension with a palette knife. I've used it and it seems like it's not going to be wet enough but it is and it's great. Good for a 3-D look and for filling in cracks but you can also apply it lightly enough for a single layer card. Sorry but I don't have the link handy.
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I really like the Faux Snow by Art Institute. It's sparkly and a little chunky and when you use it - you'll get it everywhere. I just used it tonight to add snow to a roof line.

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I had the Tim Holtz snow instructions on my Pinterest boards...

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GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR SHOWING US!!!!!! I WOULD HAVE left you a comment right there on your blog, but the comments were closed!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT SNOW!!!!!!!
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I checked my blog, and there's no problem with my comments settings that I can see. Maybe there was a problem with blogger...

...Or are you talking about the link to Tim Holtz's blog that I posted? His blog post is closed to comments, since it's a couple of years old.

I sure do wish I was as creative as he is!
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You're RIGHT Diane!!! It WAS Tim Holtz's blog!!! The snow SURE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!! SORRY for the mix-up!!!!!!!
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I try to make a few Tim Holtz tags every year. I think I'll stamp some then make a batch of snow and add it to all of them at once. I didn't know that his snow was something I could make at home. TFS
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