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We used The Essentials Glue Pad for this project. We sell it over at our BulkGlitters.com website. It is also available at many decent craft stores. We like this brand for its price and quality. We also used a rubber stamp and Ultra Fine Polyester Glitters. Using fine and ultra fine glitters is going to be the best way to go with rubber stamping glue. It just is not thick enough glue to grab chunky glitters and hold on.
For today's project we are doing the white frame with metallic glitters. If you have a dark frame you might consider using the Ultra Fine Iridescent Glitters. They really pop when they are put over a dark surface!
We need to put glue on the stamp pad first. Put just enough to get the pad wet. We have a small stamp so we just put the glue in a small area of the pad (not the whole surface).
We took a cleaned stamp and stamped into the glue and then onto the painted wood frame. Test your stamp on paper first. Note: When stamping on a painted or slick surface you can expect a little slippage. Keep a firm grip on the stamp and make sure it does not slide left to right on contact.
The glue does not dry super fast. You can stamp at least a few times and then begin applying glitter. In this case we went for two colors for added interest. Here is the first color...
Here is the second color.
Just to make sure the glitter was sticking we did take a finger and very lightly press the glitter into the glue.
Excess glitter was tapped off. We then allowed the glue to dry.
When the glue was dry we went back in with a soft brush and got any loose glitter off the frame.
Be sure to cover the stamp pad with the protective cover to keep it wet and fresh for next time.
Don't forget to clean your stamp with water and a paper towel! You may not be used to doing this step with ink. It is important to do it when stamping in glue.
Here is the finished frame! It was a fast project and it makes a great personalize gift. Stamping with glue can be done on all sorts of items and surfaces. Hope you give it a try!