Reported by Heather Strenzwilk
In the past I never liked using glitter because it was so messy- glitter seemed to be everywhere but my project. Stickles Glitter Glue from Ranger is an easy way to add glitz to a variety of surfaces. No shaking required- these 35 shades of non-settling glitter glue come in fine tip applicator bottles. They work on a variety of surfaces- paper, chipboard, scrapbook pages, clear album covers and more. Once dry, Stickles are permanent and the glitter is very difficult to rub off (I tried for this review).
Stickles are non-toxic and acid free making them practical for use on scrapbook pages or albums. I was especially happy with how it worked to embellish pre-printed scrapbook papers. I found that on some rougher surfaces such as wood or chipboard, it was easier to apply Stickles to a pre-painted surface. In my experience, the product took longer to dry on non-paper surfaces. To fill in a larger space, I usually trace around the outline and then fill in the rest by using the tip to help smooth the product.
The fine tip is ideal for fine detail work in including writing and drawing. It is very easy to control the flow of the product, especially if you test it on a piece of scrap paper first! When I first started using them I had a few issues with air bubbles resulting in blobs of product. Since glues by nature have a tendency to clog applicator tips, I now store my Stickles upside down and I find the flow of the product more consistent.
Limited color selections of Stickles are available in chain craft stores such as Michael’s and AC Moore. Local scrapbook stores or The Stampin’ Place normally carry the full product line for around $2.50 per bottle.
- Non-toxic and acid free and safe around pets and children
- Inexpensively priced
- Easy to clean up
- Need to expand the product line to match colors of Ranger inks
- Takes a long time to dry- usually overnight
Stickles delivers glitz and shine to your project without making a mess. The rainbow of colors and special fine applicator can be used to create fine detail work. My personal favorite shade was Diamond which is semi-transparent and allowed background color to show through it. Stickles are economically priced, portable and one of my favorite products to embellish projects.
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