For AGES I've wanted to have a play with glass micro beads, bought some clear ones plus super sticky adhesive backing and then sat here eyeing up the pot of beads with
- 4.75" x 4.75" square white card stock
- SU's 'Ornament Keepsakes' stamps, stamped using Adirondack 'Purple Twilight'
- Woodware Ultra High Bond adhesive sheet - it's just like the tape with the red protective covering and, to my mind, is the very best way of ensuring the little
- the stamped shapes were covered with the adhesive sheet, red side left on and then die cut with the SU matching dies - of course you could just fussy cut them either
- then the red protective layers were peeled off and the shapes dunked into a little tray of clear glass micro beads
- I just drew the lines for the baubles with a Whispers pen
- sentiment is stamped with Adirondack 'Purple Twilight' ink and a sentiment from Woodware's 'Bubble Wreath' set
My guess is that many of you know about micro beads, Sue Wilson of Particraft uses them a lot, they're teensy and I wouldn't like to spill a pot of them as they do bounce all over the place given half a chance! I use one of those special little trays with a pouring spout and stopper at one end. The beads come in colours as well as clear and don't have a hole in the centre like seed beads we used for cross-stitch - waaaaaay too small for that! Here's a close up of a bauble:
I can see some butterflies getting the 'micro' treatment next!
And last, but by no means least - this is also for Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge - remember, it's the 25th of each month. You have until the end of the month to link a Christmas card.
Edit: and Hazel just reminded me, I can link this into her Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra as well - so I am :)