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Glitter Frosting Paste & Stencils
You have purchased the best Glitter Frosting Paste and Glitzcraft Stencils.
Firstly, The Frosting Paste is a water soluble paste which is non-toxic & safe for use by kids as well as adults. Here are a few Tips and Tricks to help you enjoy the products & keep them fresh and ensure that they last you for years to come..
Frosting Maintenance; The Frosting Paste will not dry out or harden with time if you perform some basic maintenance. At the end of your project day sweep the paste off of the sides or edge of the tub. Using a misting spray, spray the tub twice with water or add up to 5-8 drops of water, then mix the paste thoroughly, close the lid tightly & then Tap the base of the tub gently on a hard surface to collect the paste in the bottom of the tub.
If you are putting the paste away for 6 months or so, perform the routine maintenance & add a teaspoon of water to the top of the tub, don’t mix this time, just close the lid tightly & place the tub in a cool place. It will be fresh as a daisy when you return.
Stencils Maintenance; Stencils will require minimal maintenance as long as you place the Stencil straight into water after use. Leaving the Stencils in water will stop the drying phase and allow you to wash the Stencils at your leisure. Cleaning involves washing gently between your fingers, however Glitzcraft sells a simple Cleaning Tool which works efficiently to return your stencils to pristine condition. Do not rub a stencil with a cloth to dry, place between sheets of paper towel and Blot dry.
Mixing Colours of Frosting Paste;
Glitzcraft Frosting Paste can be mixed with other colours of Frosting Paste, e.g. mix Red and Blue and you get a Purple colour, mix Silver with Red and you get a Pink colour and the ratio of each colour mixed will vary the colour from a light Pink to a deep Pink. Select the colour mixing chart for more information regarding mixing the Colours.
Frosting Paste Application Techniques;
Paste is applied to the Stencil with a Palette Knife in a spreading motion. Never dab up & down. Check out the video below.
Important; Place your index Finger on the middle of the back of the Blade to allow you to exert Pressure when Scrapping the Excess Paste off of the Stencil, this also allows you to be able to place the Paste precisely where you want it. Remember “Thin is In” you should always be able to see the exact image after you apply the Paste, if you can’t see the image then it’s too thick.
Results are much better if you use two shades of colour blended on the Stencil, e.g. When applying the green colour to the leaf areas of a floral stencil, apply the deep green shade leaving gaps on the laves to be filled with the second light shade. Next remove all excess deep green and return the excess to the tub. Now apply the light green colour which if you spread over the same area you will find it will automatically find the gaps, also blend with the deep green to achieve a very dynamic and natural shading effect. Again remove any excess and return the excess to the tub.
Don’t worry about getting the Frosting paste into the wrong areas of your Stencil and never try and dig out a colour when it goes into the wrong area just scrape off any excess and then when the time comes, add the new/correct colour over the top.
If when you are applying a different colour, let’s say a Lilac shade for the petals of the floral design, now again don’t worry if some of the Lilac colour goes onto the stems or green areas of the design, just finish applying your 2 shades of Lilac for the flower petals & remove all excess from the petals in the same way as before. Next just clean the knife & tease the Lilac colour off of the Green stem or leaf & you will find that the Green colour will reappear from below, problem solved.
Application surfaces; Frosting paste is the only paste that can be applied to virtually any surface, cardstock, wood, acetate, metal, glass, leather, canvas & even fabric and yes if you apply it to a fabric then it can be machine washed on a delicate cycle & we suggest inside out. We can’t guarantee the number of washes but we have washed many time with little or no degradation. When applying to fabric you will need a stronger tape, as removable tape will not adhere to the fabric in the same way it does to cardstock. Packing tape will work but be careful when you remove the Tape that you don’t disturb the fabric and stretch it under the stencil or indeed that you damage the stencil when removing the tape.