Spotlight on Dazzling Details – Part 2

Dazzling details 124117LYesterday's post introduced you to the little bottle of inexpensive, must-have sparklies called Dazzling Details.  This easy-to-use glitter glue is perfect for adding wintery accents to snow images and holiday cards.

But, when I was at the Louisville Stampin' Up! Regional, I discovered how fun it can be to add color to Dazzling Details!  Well, duh. Why didn't I think of that? 

Just add a drop of any color Classic Refill Inks, onto a small dollop of Dazzling Details, and you're ready to paint on some shimmer to match any of the Stampin' Up! 50 exclusive colors!  Oh yeah!  Look at this…

Gently falling colored dazz details v   Gently falling colored dazz details h

I love the vibrant Fall colors on these Two Cool cards featuring the Gently Falling stamp set. It makes me miss all the gorgeous leaves that are now gone, gone, gone.  *sniff*  I used Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Old Olive Refill Inks to color the glue.  It's difficult to capture all the glitters on camera, but here are a couple close-ups:

Gently falling colored dazz details v 2  Gently falling colored dazz details h 2

Oooooh!  It's so pretty, pretty, pretty in person!

Coloring Dazzling Details

Dazzling details 1I used an old embellishment container as a palette, and added a small dollop of Dazzling Details glue.

TIP: Always save your embellishment jars for mixing up different colors of Re-Inkers with Dazzling Details, Shimmer Paint, White Craft Ink Refills, and diluted watercolors. Not only is it a great size, you can store your mixtures with the lid on to keep them fresh for days!  And, the kind with dividers is perfect for mixing different colors.

Next, add just one drop (it doesn't take much) if the Refill Ink of your choice and mix together with a brush.  I used an Aqua Painter, but any watercolor brush will work.

Dazzling details 2    Dazzling details 3

Then, stamp your images in StazOn Black permanent ink, and start painting them in…simple as that! 

Dazzling details 4

Cleanup Tips:  This is glue we're working with, so clean all your brushes thoroughly with warm water, or all the bristles will be stuck together the next time you try to paint.  I wouldn't want you to go off on a cussing fit when you have no clean brush to use.  I speak from experience.  If it does happen, soaking them in warm soapy water or Brush Flush will get out the remaining glue.  Lay them down to soak (I lay them in an old plastic stamp case), don't rest them on the bristles, or you'll cuss even more when you're brush tip won't come to a point anymore.

Hope you love this technique!  Try it out for yourself!

Complete Supplies List:

You can purchase all the supplies to create this card at my Stampin' Up! Online Store!

Angie

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