When applying the gilding flakes cover your hands with talcum powder or cornflour (cornstarch) stops the flakes from adhering to your fingers
(and they can surely stick like nothing I have seen before lol
- Water is the usual method to clean off the glue from stamps, stencils, work station lol, for stubborn spots especially on stencils/masks I use surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol). If using on your stamps give them a wee coat of glycerin as the surgical spirit will dry them out and can crack them over time, I dont have any problems if I use a wee drop of glycerin on a baby wipe and apply to stamps.
- After using the stamp I immediately spritz it with water until I can get into it. I also use cheap toothbrush to give it a good clean after I have finished with it.
- Indigo blu use a ‘scootchy’ small black soft scrubbie or in my case I loose the little blighter and use a non scratch scourer for my kitchen dishes/pots to get the excess off
- Don’t scrub too hard you will remove the flakes
- I use an A4 plastic top with an edge for applying and catching the flakes (they are extremely feather light – er no fans/air con or you will have a decorated desk, walls, person – hmm ask me how I know this rofl. I Don't put them back in the pot with the new stuff as it is grittier and finer. I have a wee container that I put them in and it gives an interesting mix for another time.
- I should have said this first, when you take flakes out they don’t go back into the pot (trust me on that one lol) the air has got to them so I put half of the flakes into a plastic take out container
- You dont have to use the flitterglu you can use double sided sticky tape for decoration or double sided sheets punch out and apply the flakes to the cutout
- When not using the cut and dry foam (IndigoBlu call it Phat foam) I place the glue side onto a wet baby wipe and seal it in a plastic bag, remove as much air as you can. I found one down the back of my desk, been there for a while, and when I tried to peel them apart they came away no problem and can use the foam for another attempt.
- I often use the flakes and mica powder on an image – randomly place a small amount of flakes on an area and press down with finger, remaining area dust with mica powder. With a brush swirl over both, and then use the scootchy to finish off the flakes section.
- Its also pH neutral so safe for scrapbooking
- The flitterglu is water soluble and can be used on any of your stamps
- I also use it to edge my cards, use the cut and dry as if you would your inker and distress the edge and then apply the flakes
- I have been informed for those with a cricut or something along those lines to cut out shapes using double sided sticky sheets Have not tried this so cannot comment any further
- I also have heard you can use it on fabric hmmmm need to play with that one
- I use a battery operated art eraser which removes bits of flakes from areas that has over run or in an area you dont want and it removes it - use it gently otherwise the paper/card will be damaged
This is one which succinctly shows you usage of them FlitterGlu and Mega Flake demo by Kay at CHA