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10 Ways to Add Sparkle Using Stickles Glitter Gel – #4

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.

Weathered Wood Distress Ink + Moon Dust Stickles Glitter Gel = a silvery delight
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink + Moon Dust Stickles Glitter Gel = an aqua dream
Creamy Glitter Goodness that’s taken on the distress dye.
Used on the outside of a journal and with a stencil, the gel keeps it’s sparkling integrity but takes on the hue of the ink.

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,

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide