Using Micro-beads to embellish

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Posted 1/2/2013 by SarahJo83 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/2/2013 4:23:25 PM
I recently received all the goodies to begin embossing. I was wondering if anybody could give me advice on how to use Micro-beads.

Can I use the heating element for embossing to set them?
Do I need to use embossing powder with them?

Help!?!?!?!?!?!

Thanks!

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Posted: 1/2/2013 4:28:56 PM
I've only ever used microbeads with a liquid adhesive. For example, I did a layout of my DH and DS, and outlined the leaves in the background paper with a liquid adhesive, then poured clear microbeads over the glue. I'll see if I can find a pic. I don't know that embossing would do much with them? But maybe there's a technique I don't know about.

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Posted: 1/2/2013 4:33:21 PM
Sorry for the size!

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Posted: 1/2/2013 4:37:06 PM
Thanks! I'm still on the fence about using them. They very well may be returned...

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Posted: 1/2/2013 4:47:12 PM
I have only used red tape to apply them.



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Posted: 1/2/2013 4:51:01 PM
They add texture and dimension without a lot of bulk. Think of using them for the center of a daisy. Apply Glossy Accents to the place you want to add microbeads then sprinkle with them. The Glossy Accents will act like a glue.

You could potentially sprinkle them on something where you have used embossing powder and melted with a heat gun, but you would sprinkle them on right AFTER the heat gun, and while the embossing powder is still somewhat melted, before it cools, but fewer microbeads may stick than if you use the Glossy Accents.

You can stick them to red line tape.

Another fun thing to do with them is to use them inside shaker boxes.

I don't use them all the time, but I have a bunch of different colors of microbeads among my supplies.


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Posted: 1/2/2013 7:15:20 PM
I like to use them to cover chip board shapes. I just use a liquid adhesive like glossy accents or something that dries clear. Red line tape is also good to use with them.


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Posted: 1/2/2013 7:21:33 PM
Bwahahaha! The first thing I thought when I read the title of this thread was... Those X@*%! things roll all over the #$%&@ place!

I have only used them in shakers many years ago but I recently bought some to use on my DIY Thickers, so we shall see if I am still cussing them after that!


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Posted: 1/2/2013 7:49:16 PM
Thanks for this post! I forgot that I had them in my stash. I love the idea of using them for flower centers. I'll have to go find them in my boxes and buckets...

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