18 ways to use Dimensional Pearls & Stickles

September 13, 2010

in Acrylics,Glitter glue,Popular Posts,Thinking Inking

Dimensional Pearls

(Shiny marble backgrounds made with Dimensional Pearls.)

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Hi there! I am revisiting Jennifer McGuire’s free 9-week class at Two Peas in a Bucket called Thinking Inking.

This week I will be revisiting Week 6 of Jennifer’s videos, about Ranger Dimensional Pearls and Stickles glitter glue. Dimensional Pearls are pearlized paints that dry with a raised, embossed look, and appear shiny even when dry. Stickles is the best glitter glue on the market in my opinion… and I’ve tried lots of them!

Both Dimensional Pearls and Stickles come in bottles with convenient applicator tips that make them so easy to use. Liquid Pearls are also available and – to me, at least – are similar to Dimensional Pearls but in a smaller bottle and different colors. Jennifer talks about them in her videos this week. She also mentions that Distress Stickles are like “mica glue” because there are mica flakes instead of glitter in them.

Techniques in each Thinking Inking video

Each week in Thinking Inking, Jennifer shares 3 videos full of techniques. I re-watched the videos and made notes for Week 6 about how she used pearls and glues. During the videos, Jennifer uses a non-stick craft sheet, Glossy Accents, a Mini-Mister, Cut and Dry Foam, watercolor paper, a paintbrush, and a heat tool.

Here is a list of at least 18 ways to use Dimensional Pearls & Stickles:

Week 6 – Part 1: The Basics

1. Dimensional Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, & Distress Stickles
2. Basic Grey paper pad
3. EK Success border punch
4. Memories white dye ink
5. Hero Arts shadow inks
6. Dimensional doodling
7. Making perfect dots (pearl dots)
8. Color dots with permanent ink
9. Distress Stickles doodling
10. Distress Stickles spread in layer
11. Stamping on reverse side of paper & paper piecing
12. Make your own embellishments (any size)
13. Use Glossy Accents as glue

Week 6 – Part 2: Using Pearls & Glues with Stamps

14. Watercoloring with Dimensional Pearls
15. Mixing Dimensional Pearls to get different colors
16. Use Liquid Pearls White Opal to soften any color
17. Pearlized Watercolor Backgrounds
18. Covering with Shine
19. Frosted Lace Stickles

Week 6 – Part 3: Creating Backgrounds

20. Dimensional Pearl Marble Background
21. Embossed Resist
22. Kissed Watercolor Background
23. Butterfly antennae with Liquid Pearls
24. Fabric Background
25. Pearls on Fabric

Have you tried Dimensional Pearls or Stickles?

I absolutely adore Stickles glitter glue and use it all the time. My bottles of Stickles stay out on my stamping desk. I also have some Dimensional Pearls and Liquid Pearls which I use mostly to embellish projects with pearls or doodled lines. What about you? Do you have any pearls or glues? What is your favorite way to use them?

Thanks for stopping by!

{ 2 appreciated comments }

1 Anne Gaal November 8, 2011 at 10:54 am

From Judy Keefe of http://jmkoriginals.typepad.com on 09/19/2010: I love the backgrounds you did with these. I’ve never tried either product. I’ll probably buy some but first..I have to try the Versamark I just bought (because of YOU!) haha!

2 Anne Gaal November 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

From Crystal of http://www.cricketscreations.wordpress.com on 11/28/2010: I LOVE stickles. I just used mine on a Magnolia card where Tilda is holding 3 small pumpkins. I colored the pumpkins with Copics and then had a light bulb go off in my head and added orange stickles. Gorgeous!

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