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What would you use to add sparkle?   General Discussion

Started Oct-28 by sueinIL; 360 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Oct-28

I have some fabric that would work really well in a Christmas quilt, but it needs just a little sparkle.  I'd like to just put a dot of gold metallic in the center of some little flowers.  I bought a Sharpie gold pen, but it turns out to be oil-based and just makes a splotch on fabric.  I tried some metallic gel pens I had, but they don't show up well enough.  What can I use for just a little glint of gold?

Sue in IL

sew on a little gold seed bead.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-28

Go to Hobby Lobby and you will be amazed at the tiny things you can stitch on a quilt that will add a little bit of sparkle. 

Dee's idea of gold beads is a great idea to get you started .... but don't limit yourself to gold. Think crystals, too.

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sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Oct-28

Thanks, Judy and Dee!  I had not thought of a bead, but I have plenty of them to use.  Like you, Judy, I went through a phase of non-quilting to try out another craft.  Turns out, jewelry making is just as expensive to start into as quilting is (or can be).  I really "bought" in to it--LOL.  Thanks for the suggestion!   And, JDO, I think that's what I thought I was buying at MIchaels, but I should have read the label more closely.  I'm glad I was testing it out on some scrap fabric, because the oil made a very large circle. Turns out, it was for glass or wood!  

Sue in IL

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Oct-28

Lumiere gold paint for fabric...

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sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Oct-29

Well, I went to Joann 's today and bought some glitter glue, a tiny bottle of gold paint, a Sharpie pen, and a brush with about 3 hairs. Something will work! Thanks for all suggestions!

Sue in IL

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