Microbeaded Images

by Lori Craig

Dress up your project by adhering microbeads to it.


  • Microbeads

  • Clear drying glue (Stix2™ PVA glue used here)

  • Stamps (Unity's Hodgepodge of Happiness used here)

  • Ink

  • Cardstock


  1. Step 1

    Stamp your image and color it if neccessary.

    Apply glue where you want your microbeads to stick.

  2. Step 2

    Place your image in a container and pour microbeads over the areas you have applied glue to on the cardstock.

  3. Step 3

    Lift cardstock and let excess beads roll into the container.

  4. Step 4

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Microbeaded Images. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Hello! I was searching for the microbeads category to upload a card to... any idea when this tutorial will be up? Thanks!
laurie  |  Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 9:06 PM
Hi! I love this tutorial. You make it look so easy! I am having a terrible time using the Cuttlebug (which I love, don't get me wrong) with the Nestablilities. My dies ALWAYS shift. Here are two things I am wondering: 1. Could I coat the die with repositonable glue to keep it in place? Problem is: I don't want to see that glue on my embossed image, so maybe repostionale tape? 2. The Wizard, which the Nestablities go with, has a magnetic plate to keep the dies from shifting. That , I think is key. Is there a magnetic plate one can buy for the Cuttlebug? If not, I am seriously considering also buying the Wizard because althought I do love my Cuttlebug, I love the Nestablitity dies too. Right now I am having a very hard time keeping my die in place. What are your thoughts?
Thanks for the great tutorial.
Leslie Scudiere  |  Sun Apr 4, 2010 at 9:29 AM
I have had a container of microbeads for years and have never used them. This has motivated me. Hope mine turns out even half as beautiful. Thanks.
Bobbi  |  Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 8:14 AM

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