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Indigo Blu & Flitter Glu

Published January 11, 2012 by isisimaginings

New products appear in the crafting world all the time, some of them I can easily live without, some of them have the wow factor. When I got the opportunity to try IndigoBlu‘s new Flitter Glu, there was a definite wow.

IndigoBlu is a relatively new, English stamp company. They have a terrific range of vintagey, Steampunky stamps, as well as great metal embellishments & alterable items. I’m compiling a long, IndigoBlu wish list, but for now, the glue is what I want to talk about.

Flitter Glu is a glue that can safely be used on STAMPS. You can stamp an entire image with the glue, instead of ink or Versamark & then cover the image with gilding flakes or glitter, or probably even tiny beads. I love gilding flakes, but never use them as much as I’d like to, now I have no excuse. I get mine from Crafty Notions, by the way.

It takes a little bit of time & practice to learn to use the glue effectively – too much or too little pressure & the result is a blurred or incomplete image. But the glue pot comes with clear instructions on how to apply the glue & how to clean your stamps after use, so follow those, practice a little & you won’t go wrong.

I wish the photos were clearer, but I think you can see the shine from the gilding flakes in this close-up. The stamp is one of Tim Holtz ATC-sized stamps & instead of making a card, I created a little wallhanging. I embossed the blue cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder, but didn’t realise until everything was assembled that I had reversed it, so the debossed side is what you see. I liked it so left it as it is. I disliked the sentiment I used originally & replaced it with ‘Soar’, cut from the Broadway Melody alphabet set by Sizzix.

So that’s it for today. I did use the Flitter Glu on some Christmas cards, but of course I forgot to photograph them. I will be using it on all sorts of stamps, so expect to see lots of gilding flakes & glitter from now on.

Thanks for looking. Until next time,

Love & light.