Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A 3D Enamel Gel Tip

It is Laura here.  I just LOVE using the 3D Enamel Gels! They have gorgeous colors that blend well. I love how they can be used to add a little color to non porous surfaces, especially metals. I also enjoy playing with thin layers, which can be very transparent. What I often forget, though, is right in the name - they are 3D.  If applied directly from the bottle, they create a three dimensional look.  That is how I used them on this scrapbook page:
I created the look of dripping honey, by squeezing the gel right from the bottle.

Piccolo 3D Enamel Gels are incredible - you can use them anywhere!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All That Glitter!

Good morning!  Chrissy here to let you in on a sparkly little gem. If you are like me, you love glitter and the more sparkly it is, the better! Piccolo's Pure Sparkle Glitter (available in silver or gold) is just as twinkly and vibrant as some of the more expensive glass glitters I've seen.

I'm here to show you a quick and easy way to dress up some plain ol' wood shapes I picked up at the craft store using Glastique and the amazing Pure Sparkle Glitter.

It really is simple.  Simply cover your shapes with the Glastique then pour on the bling!

Look at all that sparkly awesomeness! Shake the excess off into the glitter jar and set aside to dry.

Once the Glastique has dried, add another layer over the top of the glitter to seal it and anchor it all down. These stars are going to be used on a history project my daughter needs to do.

Thank you for taking a look at my final post with Globecraft & Piccolo.  It's been a fun ride and I do hope to see some of you around the craftin' block!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Tip for The Fine Line Applicator Tip

Have you ever used the Globecraft Fine Line Applicator Tip?  It creates a really beautiful fine line!  I use it all the time with the 3D Enamel Gels.
It creates the sort of details that you just can't get without it.  It is especially useful for eyes and other such detailing.
The only problem is that, being so fine, it is more difficult to keep clean.  That is why I am offering this super easy tip:  fill the container it comes in with water, and store the tip in it. That way, it is always clean and ready to go when you are!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope my tip was useful for you!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Seeing the colors of G&P Embossing Powders

Hello! Tracy here with another tip using Globecraft & Piccolo products.

I love using G&P Enamel powders in artwork, there is so many colors and textures I keep finding new things to do with them. Though with Globecraft having so many completely different colors it is hard to choose which one I would like for a project. So I came up with a way to create an index of embossing powders to keep track of my collection!

Enamel powders generally look very different in the jar from they are finally heated. I can keep track of what the final colors would look like by applying them to scrap pieces of bookboard.

You can use any piece of scrap bookboard or chipboard you like, I use the ovals since I do a lot of home decor work and want to see how it would look on a larger surface. In this photo I am apply G&P Enamel & Embossing Powder Adhesive to the bookboard oval.

I like to apply two coats of embossing powder to the bookboard for intense color but it is not a necessity. You can use the total heat set technique or do half & half: total heat set for the first coat, and flash heat set the second.

After the enamel powder has cooled I write the name of the color on the back and keep my color index of enamel powders with the jars of powder. Anytime I have a project I want to see what colors would look best I pull out the index! :)

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Until next time, Safe travels!