I have had two people contact me this week about Heat and Stick powder. If it wasn’t for the fact that they’re from different states, I’d think they were working together! Here’s a quick tutorial for you. I’m sorry I don’t have a completed project using Heat and Stick Powder to show you at the moment but hopefully this will answer your questions.
Use a Versamark ink pad (or even a craft ink pad if you want a certain color behind the glitter) to stamp the image you want glittery. (As with embossing powder, an embossing buddy or dryer sheet rubbed across your cardstock before stamping can help take away static and decrease stray bits of powder.)
Pour Heat and Stick powder over the stamped image. (It is always helpful to use a powder pal under you cardstock to catch the access powder. With its easy open spout it’s simple to pour the powder right back into the container.)
Tap off the access powder and even feel free to give the back of your cardstock a little flick to make sure it’s off. You will want to be sure to empty your powder pal before the next step.
Use your heat tool to heat the Heat and Stick Powder. You want to heat it until the powder turns liquid looking. You’ll need to continue to the next step rather quickly so read ahead.
Pour your Dazzling Diamonds or other glitter onto the image while the Heat and Stick powder is still warm.
You’ll want to heat the image once again to get a firm hold on the glitter. This should not take more than a couple seconds. If you hold the heat on there too long the glitter will scorch and it will be visible.
The Dazzling Diamonds tends to be very static charged. You may want to use a tissue to gently rub across the image to wipe away access glitter.
Here’s a glimpse of what the image looks like in the end. It’s hard to capture the sparkle of the glitter but hopefully you get the idea. Use the image as you wish in your project.
The trend right now tends to be toward a lot of sparkle and glitz. When you have a bold image that you would like to see sparkle, then Heat and Stick Powder is the way to go.