Before I got my starter kit, I had never heard of Liquid Glass. I had never heard of Crystal Effect, either. I had heard of something else (which eludes me right now), but is essentially the same thing.. What you do with it though, I was clueless. For the most part, I still am! So, the point of this post is to learn- all of us together!
So, what does liquid glass look like? How big is the bottle and how does one use it? The first part of this question had already been answered for me, since it was sitting right in front of me. As for using it, I had to turn to my dear friend and upline Jamie for more info. Turning to Jamie started me on this journey to learning what this little miracle's crafty potential is. And, let me tell you, its significant. I'm sure there's A LOT more uses for it than what I'll outline in this little blog post. (It'll just be good incentive to revisit this topic one day in the future!!)
There are multiple uses for Liquid Glass, including adhesive, embellishment making and element - enhancing, and I'm fairly certain that's just barely scraping the surface! What do I mean by embellishment making and element-enhancing? I'll explain shortly!
I haven't tried it yet, but Liquid Glass also adheres vellum and transparencies. It dries clear, which makes it ideal to use on these items. Its especially good for adhering particularly heavy items to your projects, such as buttons or large brads. I say 'I've heard' only because I don't have first hand experience with it- yet! I've wanted to create with transparencies for eons! And, now that I know it'll adhere heavy items to projects, I want to try that out, too! I'll let you know how it goes when I finally get the chance!!
So, what does embellishment making mean? Think DIY glue dots or enamel dots (sans enamel). Make sure to use wax paper when creating your dots so they're easy to remove after they've dried. Drying can take varying amounts of time, depending on how thick/how much Liquid Glass is used. Add glitter to the dots for some sparkle, or add some Liquid Glass to plain brads in your stash for some extra shine. (The info in this paragraph was found in a few places around the web; making the DIY glue dots was found here; the picture was found via a google search.)