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Old 02-20-2014, 09:38 AM   #1  
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how do you put glitter on brads? I want it to stick well as it is going on a canvas piece I am making. Should I use glue and glitter or emboss with versamark and ep glitter? I don't think stickles would stay on the brad
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I've successfully used Stickles on brads - in fact, I'd expect that to work better than EP.
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really? It didn't just peel off? great, off to try it
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I would never have thought Stickles would stick, either. You learn something new every day, especially here on SCS. Thanks for the great idea, Cook22
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Hi there, another way to do it is with versamark ink, then dip in 'heat and stick' powder from SU heat till turns clear then dip into glitter of your choice. Might want to heat again just a little once you have tapped off excess. Remember to do the sides of the brad into the versamark ink as well so well covered. Might want to hold with tweezers or wire clippers as the brad will get very hot.

Or you can stick a bit of double sided tape on the brad then dip into glitter then use your finger to press on and redip if you missed a spot. Remember you want the tape to go around the sides as well.
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It certainly didn't peel off for me! I hope you don't have any problems with it now .
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I've used the Versamark and glitter method before. Good warning to hold the brad in a grippy tool, as well.
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I use clear nail polish. I also use colored nail polish on white brads to make "custom" colored brads.
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I suppose you could use glitter nail polish.
I used the stickles and so far so good thanks
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Hi there, another way to do it is with versamark ink, then dip in 'heat and stick' powder from SU heat till turns clear then dip into glitter of your choice. Might want to heat again just a little once you have tapped off excess. Remember to do the sides of the brad into the versamark ink as well so well covered. Might want to hold with tweezers or wire clippers as the brad will get very hot.

Or you can stick a bit of double sided tape on the brad then dip into glitter then use your finger to press on and redip if you missed a spot. Remember you want the tape to go around the sides as well.
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Yep, I do this - just remember to heat again. I've also used glue dots and they seem to work fine.
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I've held a metal brad by the brad parts with a pinchy-type clothes pin while I heated the top with my heat gun, and then plunged the top into a jar of a color ep. I tapped off any loose ep, and then hit it with the heat to get a smooth finish on the top. Was a great way to get the colored brads I needed for a project without having to buy a whole bag of them. BTW, the idea to try it with the ep with glitter in it sounds good. I'm going to have to try it, so tfs.
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why didn't I think of a glue dot? that seems like a great idea.
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I've held a metal brad by the brad parts with a pinchy-type clothes pin while I heated the top with my heat gun, and then plunged the top into a jar of a color ep. I tapped off any loose ep, and then hit it with the heat to get a smooth finish on the top. Was a great way to get the colored brads I needed for a project without having to buy a whole bag of them. BTW, the idea to try it with the ep with glitter in it sounds good. I'm going to have to try it, so tfs.
I do it this way, too, but instead of using a clothes pin to hold the brad I just shove the end of the brad into an old wine cork. Then I have the wine cork to hold onto and am much less likely to drop the hot little thing!
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Great ideas, knew I saved those wine corks for some reason
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