Again, I am sharing at least ten ways to use Ranger’s new fantastic luminous medium; Stickles Glitter Gel. Reminder that if you are local, you can pick Ranger’s Stickle Glitter Gel curbside by placing an order at Stamp Fever in Orange, California. Linda is a wonderful gal with a lovely shop. She’s happy to help with your creative endeavors. If you’ve missed past posts, feel free to check them out on past blog posts.
Since Stickles Glitter Gel is a Ranger medium, it got me thinking about Ranger and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I thought, what would happen if you added a little Distress Ink (or Distress Oxide Ink) to the Glitter Gel? To my delight, I loved the result and here’s the how to.
I tried the below technique with both Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Ink. The Oxide really didn’t make a difference with this technique, I believe because it’s made up of pigment and dye. Distress Ink however is made up of just dye and lends itself to a transparent property. So I say, save your Oxide.
Pat your Distress Ink pad on a craft mat and spritz with a small amount of water. With a spatula, spoon out some Stickles Glitter Gel and mix with the ink. If you need more Stickle Glitter Gel, I would suggest a clean spatula so as not to contaminate the whole jar of glitter gel with a specific color. Mix the two together and the glitter gel takes on the hue of the ink but leaves the glitter element.
See below a couple of different Distress Inks I used to create a ‘new color’ of Stickles Gel. Notes in the captions.
So the above is the fourth way to use Stickers Glitter gel by adding Distress Inks. So the key . . . play, play, and play some more. You just might find a new way to use something.
Enjoy and warmest creative wishes,Cheryl