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jackinthebox - 19/01/2013 12:29:58
   
DIY Thickers...
I have just uploaded a layout where I used these thickers for the title 'Ice Skating'.....I used micro beads!!! Has anyone else used these?? I am worried that the beads will all fall off in my album and I will end up with bald letters!!! Should I spray them with something......hairspray maybe???? ;) :lol: Any ideas will be helpful!!! :lol: :lol: Thank you!!!
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ceej2 - 19/01/2013 13:11:40
   
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I use glossy accents for things like this. It is both a gloss and a strong adhesive and if you want the texture of the beads to be obvious, then putting the glossy accents on the base materials and tipping beads over it will do the trick, rather than adding it after the beads are on which will give a more enamelled effect. It dries like cement and I have never had anything fall off afterwards.
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jackinthebox - 19/01/2013 13:42:21
   
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Thanks......think I will have to go with the glossy accents Christa!! Having got beads absolutely everywhere....I don't want them to all fall off now!!!!!! :roll: :lol:
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mayjay1 - 19/01/2013 15:07:31
   
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I do exactly the same as Christa. You can also press them into UTEE while it is still warm, works for gems too.
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Cherub - 19/01/2013 15:16:42
   
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Yep i would use glossy accents too. x x
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jackinthebox - 19/01/2013 15:17:39
   
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Thanks Mary! The problem was that the Thickers were DIY!!! Had sticky both sides so you could add various finishes...glitter, flock, MICROBEADS!!!!! ;) Did google but even the American Crafts site didn't tell you what to do to keep it on!!!! :roll: Think they must think that the sticky is strong enough to keep stuff attached!!! :roll: Have now gone with the glossy accents and hope that you will still see the beads after the mess I got in!!!!!!!!! ;) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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