Thursday, February 2, 2017

Enamal Coloring with Fine Tip Glue my twist on it

Enamal Coloring with the Fine Tipped Glue Pen Needs A Ribbon style

Stamps: Remarkably You or other line are stamp set
Inks: Archival Basic Black Ink Pad
Papers: Whisper White or Very Vanilla or Shimmer will have best effect
Accessories: Fine Tip Glue Pen $7 138309 page 182 2016-17 catalog, Re-inker bottle color of your choice - i used Pumpkin Pie here, container, fine tipped paint brush

Taking an idea Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin' Up! shared recently, giving her full credit for the original version of this technique. She put a few drops of a re-inker bottle into a bottle of our fine tip glue. Shake it up, and use the end of the glue bottle to color. I did not want to mess up an entire bottle of glue so I came up with my own method using a paint brush and a container, and the glue and the re-inker. If you only have a small bit of glue left in the bottle, go ahead and ink it up.


  1. Pour an small amount of the glue into a container. 
  2. Add a few drops of a re-inker bottle. Test. Add more for more color saturation.
  3. Stamp your image on white, shimmer or vanilla paper using StayzOn or Archival ink.
  4. Dip your paint brush into the glue mixture and color your image.
  5. Set aside up to 2 hours to dry. Can be sped up using a space heater like I did! ;-)

Watch the video on how to apply this method. Do not follow what you see, I highly recommend a finer tipped paint brush than I used. I was in a hurry and grabbed the nearest brush.

I will post the finished projects in a few days.

You can see how it add an enamel-like effect to your stamped image. I am betting if you didn't mix in the ink as well as i did and left it partially mixed it would make a marble-like effect. I might just try that! 

And you can see that it was difficult to stay inside the lines of the image using such a large paint brush. I was in a hurry, sorry. Not that we don't have hundreds of fine art paint brushes in the house with having a resident artist daughter!

Thank you for watching my tutorial. I had a lot of fun with this project!

Be sure to LIKE my video and SUBSCRIBE to my channel on YouTube to see more how to videos from me.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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