Sunday, April 23, 2017

How to easily add embellishments to your craft project

 Hey Scrappy Friends!  Lyne here today with a new to me product that I wanted to share with you because it's changing the way I craft.  It's the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect.

Embellie Gellie helps to pick up and attach small embellishments to all your craft projects

     

     Previously I was using the following pick up stick produced by another company.

     The problem with the above is see the green stuff...it only stays sticky for about three embellishments and then you have to pull it off and advance more.  I mean seriously...who only put three sequins or gem type things on a layout.  I was advancing sometimes three times each layout.  Enter the Embellie Gellie.
Embellie Gellie helps to pick up and attach small embellishments to all your craft projects

     It comes with a wooden wand and the tacky portion in a small re-sealable container.

     Since you only use a small portion at a time I chose to score mine with my Tim Holtz craft knife so that I knew they were relatively proportional.


     Pull off the portion you scored and roll it around the flat end of the wooden wand.  You can mold it to the shape you need for your embellishment.  For a smaller one I used a point and a larger just a more round end.


      You're now ready to start attaching embellishments.  Touch the wand to the embellishment and you're ready to go.   So much easier to perfectly place than using your fingers or having the item pop away from you when using tweezers.  

     You can always pick up multiple embellishments to transfer to your project.  I tried picking up both the flat and rounded side of these homemade enamel dots to test and it worked on both sides.  


     You can these use the pointed end of the wand to do any minor adjustments or push the embellishment further in your dot of adhesive.  Game changer my friends...let me tell you.
    I then pop my tacky portion back in the box and it's ready to use again the next time I craft.  How easy is that and less expensive than buy the other product over and over since it runs out so quickly. 
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10 comments:

  1. Lyne, what an excellent explanation!

    There are several more advantages of Embellie Gellie you will come to know:

    You can leave the sticky stuff on the wand and in your tool cup; it will be handier to grab and it will stay sticky forever. (It could become dusty if not used regularly, but you can often knead it back in.)

    It will not stretch or shrink with changes in time or temperature.

    It leaves NO residue (important for Swarovski crystals, for example).

    It is the perfect tackiness to lift up embellies from die cut letters to chunky charms (unlike the other pick-up stick) AND release to the adhesive with ease (unlike beeswax)!

    For more highlights, see http://scraperfect.com/products-2/embellie-gellie/

    PS HOMEMADE ENAMEL DOTS???????????? DO TELL:)

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    1. I put mine back in the box Amy because we have a high dust home family room so I wanted it to last just a bit longer.

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  2. Wonderful tutorial! I love the Embellie Gellie!

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    1. Thanks Tracy - it's been a great little tool!

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    1. Thanks Penny - hope this shows others how easy and wonderful this tool is

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