Thursday, March 24, 2011

Painting with Stickles

One of my favorite new-to-me techniques is painting with Stickles. I love using Stickles to make tiny little accent dots on my projects, but it is even more satisfying to paint with them! I've experimented with a few different methods, using a stiff paintbrush, a Q-tip, or the tip itself to spread the Stickles. All of these work and create different beautiful effects!

About a year ago, Trevor came home from an event with a plain white cotton bag holding some goodies. He took out the treasures and promptly forgot about the bag. I decided that since he hadn't used it in a year, he wouldn't miss it. I used Staz-On ink to stamp butterflies on it, then masked a border stamp to create trails between the butterflies. I sprayed the whole thing with various shades of Glimmer Mist. Once it was dry, I put a large glob of aqua Stickles on each butterfly and used a Q-tip to push it into place. Fun!

From Flamingo Scraps: Stickles, Glimmer Mist, Fancy Pants stamp (trail)
Other: Staz-On ink, Inkadinkado stamp (butterfly)

My next project started as a box of granola bars. I cut the cardboard into tag-sized pieces and then stamped a flower vase and sentiment on them. I sprayed each tag with several colors of Glimmer Mist. It took some experimentation to find colors that would show up nicely on cardboard. When the mist was dry, I painted the stamped image using the nozzle of the Stickles bottles. These will be great to hang from a gift bag.

From Flamingo Scraps: Stickles
Other: Penny Black stamps, Bazzill cardstock, recycled cardboard

Painting with Stickles is so much fun!


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! What great ideas!!! I am LOVING how that bag turned out and loving the tag too!! WOW!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. I love Stickles! Anything shiny just makes me go Ooooh! LOL These projects are so lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  3. Great tip Cindy. I love the details in the tag, and that bag is cute cute. I have used a toothpick to paint with stickles too.


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