Thursday, July 3, 2014

Glass Bead Gel

Check out this tag that I used glass bead gel medium on.

Several years ago, I went to a scrapbook expo and saw these really cool adhesive sheets and tiny glass micro beads being sold. It was so interesting that I bought some. Problem was I also bought quite a few other things that trip and the micro beads did not get much attention. I did get them out a time or two for to cover butterflies.

I even used them in shaker cards.

but it was not easy to handle all those tiny little beads without making a mess.

Well, I have been seeing glass bead gel mediums used quite a bit lately in the crafting world. The tiny little glass beads are already in a gel medium so they are easy to apply and clean up. I thought that was cool,,,

...but then Faber Castell added glitter to their glass bead gel. Even better!

Here is some spread over some Kaisercraft patterned paper. It is difficult to get a picture that shows how pretty this product is. (and no big mess involved)

The Scrapadabadoo FB challenge is to use a tag and ribbon. so I thought this would be great. I just spread it over my patterned paper ans waited for it to dry. 

Note: I did mount the tag on a piece of chipboard sense the gel medium on the thin paper tends to curl on the ends.

Seeing all the glitz on the patterned paper made me want to add Stickels to the butterfly that I added.

Of course a little bling never hurts either. LOL

So there you have a very nice tag with pretty paper and great texture without a lot of fuss.
I will be using this glass bead gel a lot.

Where can you can get some...

Well at Scrapadabadoo!  


StarrDust Creations said...

Very pretty Jani! Thank you for sharing a new medium and your talent!

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous creations Jani xx Jan

rose tresures said...

OH WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Did I say WOW!!!
I so love what you have done. It is awesome. I love it! hugs, Patty

cardchick's world said...

sooooo cool!!!

Davi said...

Wow that makes some gorgeous creations Jani! I love the variety of ways you used them :)