MARBLES - MICRO BEADS
TSUKINEKO GLUE PAD
We used to recommend adhereing Micro Marbles to
cardstock with sticky powder, but when Tsukineko
introduced their glue pad we found that combining
that with superfine embossing powder created a
stronger hold and didn't tend to get cloudy over
time as the heat-activated sticky powder did.
for the Tsukineko Glue Pad. Click here
for clear superfine embossing powder..
have the best results if you first treat your
cardstock with an anti-static
powder bag (sometimes called a pounce bag
or embossing buddy). Stamp an image with the glue
pad. Pour marbles over sticky image, with some
sort of container below the paper to catch excess
marbles. You'll find the marbles tend to adhere
only to the glue. This is not a strong hold, but
will keep them in place for the following steps.
Pour superfine clear embossing powder over the
image and tap off excess powder.. Heat the image
until all the embossing powder has melted.
may experiment with using colored pigment inks
like VersaColor or ColorBox Pigments instead of
the glue pad. The marbles won't stick to this
ink quite as well but if he pad is inked well,
it should work.
might also experiment with using different colored
superfine embossing powders and using more than
one color of marble on your image.
All Purpose Glue & Stickles:
is a glitter glue with a fine tip for accurate
application. It is strong enough to hold beads
and Micro Marbles to art work and it dries clear.
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our stickles shopping page.
E6000 glue is used frequently by jewelers and
can be found in any craft store. You can use a
toothpick to color in areas or make imperfect
borders to cover with Micro Marbles.