information on art supplies
this section, you will find additional products
that can be used for selected projects of "Julie's
crafting Ideas" collection. Ideally, you should use
the products listed below but, if you can not find them,
there are similar
compatible products on the market
that will render the same results.
bottle - metal tip (Pébéo): Used
in some Faux stained glass pattern packet
projects. This product
is usually found along with the glass painting
articles. Look for Vitrail, Vitrea, and
Porcelaine Pébéo products
and you will very likely find them not too
far from there. As per the picture, they
usually sell in packs of two.
bottle - plastic tip (Pébéo): Usually
used in glass painting to "write" details
with the paint, I use in other ways. For example,
the tip can be screwed on the Acrylic Gel bottle
(100ml only). This allows the tube to be used
like a pen. Great to create special effects!
also found this affordable bottle. Its plastic
tip can also be screwed to the 100ml/3.5fl.oz
gel tube. Found at
et Hobby Saint-Jean, Quebec
Gloss Gel (Pébéo): Used
in many pattern packets projects, these Pébéo
tubes are usually available in two sizes:
100ml/3.5fl.oz and 250ml/8.8fl.oz. However,
as you can read above, if you plan to convert
your tube into a "pencil" then look for the
100ml/3.5fl.oz tube as the plastic tip will
only fit on this one.
main feature of this product is its glossy transparent
finish. So, if you plan to use another brand than Pébéo,
it is strongly recommended to test the product beforehand
and make sure that it has a glossy rather than
matt finish (it is not always obvious simply by looking
at the product description).
is another trick. I noticed that
the holes of both 100ml/3.5fl.oz
and 250ml/8.8fl.oz formats
are the exact same size. Therefore,
it is possible to transfer the
from one tube to the other if
the holes are perfectly aligned.
It is not obvious and can be
messy but its worth trying if
you end up with a big tube but
need to use the smaller one since
you need to use the plastic tip.
Glass (Crystal Clear): Crystal
Clear is part of the Gallery Glass line
of products and is similar
to Pébéo's Acrylic Gloss Gel.
Since it is more
liquid than the gel you
will not be able to create all the effects that
can be achieved with the gel but it is a defninitely
an alternative. It is also quite handy to quickly
fill a section. I
used this product more often in my early projects
(before I discovered the Pébéo's gel).
are the small objects/tools that I frequently
use to create my projects:
I call those the "teeth tools''.
They are fantastic to create patterns into
Various models are available and they are
all good - pick your favorite!
The spatula that I use the most (unless specified otherwise):
not too long, slightly elevated, and with
a triangular shape (plastic or metal).
Plastic Forks and knives.
Kitchen sponge (cellulose): Offered
in various colors, its unique unequal texture offer
Sponge with scouring pad: Similar
to the "kitchen version", its very fine
texture allows the creation of multiple subtle
Mini platic cups: Perfect to elevate
your glass when making faux stained glass!
of products from Pébéo: Used
in some Faux stained glass pattern packet projects.
This product is usually found along with the
glass painting articles. Look for Vitrail,
Vitrea, and Porcelaine Pébéo
products and you will very likely find them
not too far from there.
not to confound these products with the other
Pébéo products such as Vitrea and Porcelaine
since they are very different. Ceramic colors
are opaque and oil based and must not be cooked.
Frescolina, Modelling compound, Stucc
de serres, etc... In short, any
paste that has a thick, semi-granular "stucco"
texture will be ok for the projects (avoid
very smooth and creamy pastes).
are multiple colours nowadays (ex: Decoart's
Rainbow, Relief Outliner or "Touch"
is a sample list of the ones that can be
used to transfer napkins:
Delta Decoupage medium
Acrylic medium (all kinds)
Patio Paint Clear Coat (Decoart)
Candle medium (to transfer the napkin on the candle)