Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here today! Surely by now you have tried Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glass Bead Glitter Gel? Well if not lets take a closer look shall we? When the Glass Bead Glitter Gel is dry, it has little glass beads in it that reflect the light. When it is dry it is clear so you can still see whatever design is underneath.
This is how it looks wet, I spread it with an old plastic card. You may be tempted to use your heat gun to speed up the process, don't do it! It dries best by itself. When you use heat you might get bubbling and some of it turns white, it looks so much better if you just let it dry by itself. Drying time depends on how thick it was applied, it can easily take hours but it is worth the wait! Note - I use a spatula, but whatever you tool you use to spread the Glass Bead Glitter Gel make sure you wipe it clean right away! This stuff dries rock hard and super strong! You can use the Glass Bead Glitter Gel on top of anything! Here I used it on chipboard, over two layers of Gelatos® Double Scoops®! I hope you go try this, I just know you will love it! Gorgeous!
Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.
Rita, this is fantastic! I love, love, love how she turned out! And I too hate to waste anything so I always spread extra paint or gesso or whatever on another page of my journal. Just adds another layer and gives me a challenge to work with! Thanks for your inspiration and sharing your talent!