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In 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.


Applicator 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.

Applicator 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!

Applicator Bottle: I also found this affordable bottle. Its plastic tip can also be screwed to the 100ml/3.5fl.oz gel tube. Found at Art et Hobby Saint-Jean, Quebec (450-347-1517).

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Acrylic 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.

The 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).

100ml/3.5fl.oz

Here 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 gel 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.




Gallery 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).


Common tools: Here are the small objects/tools that I frequently use to create my projects:

  • A- I call those the "teeth tools''. They are fantastic to create patterns into relief paste. Various models are available and they are all good - pick your favorite!
  • B- The spatula that I use the most (unless specified otherwise): not too long, slightly elevated, and with a triangular shape (plastic or metal).
  • C&D- Plastic Forks and knives.
  • E- Kitchen sponge (cellulose): Offered in various colors, its unique unequal texture offer a lot of possibilities.
  • F- Sponge with scouring pad: Similar to the "kitchen version", its very fine texture allows the creation of multiple subtle effects.
  • G- Mini platic cups: Perfect to elevate your glass when making faux stained glass!

Ceramic brand 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.

Beware 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.


Textured paste: Freskart, 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).


Relief paint: there are multiple colours nowadays (ex: Decoart's Rainbow, Relief Outliner or "Touch" from Pébéo)


Transparent glues:

Here is a sample list of the ones that can be used to transfer napkins:

Decopatch
Mod podge
Delta Decoupage medium
Acrylic medium (all kinds)
Patio Paint Clear Coat (Decoart)
Vitrabois
Candle medium (to transfer the napkin on the candle)