Handy hints and tips for Crystal Art!

Aug 23 , 2019

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Handy hints and tips for Crystal Art!

Hi everyone, I'm so excited to share some hints and tips I’ve picked up along the way whilst doing crystal art. I find these so useful and I hope you do too! Leave me a comment if there's anything else you'd like a handy hack or tip for to help your crafty crystal creations!

Crystal Art Sealer – I highly recommend using this product especially if you are hanging your canvas in the bathroom or kitchen where steam will reach it. I also use it on the motifs, crystal art stamps and cards if I know they will be handled a great deal. It stops the crystals from popping off accidentally and you don't lose the sparkle if used correctly (thin brush, small amount of sealer around the base of the crystal and wipe any excess off with a soft tissue).

♦ If you find that your crystals are stuck together, you can do a few things to separate them, rinse them in water and dry with a paper towel or use 2 green trays and place one on top of the other to press down on the crystals.

♦ If you can’t see the symbols on the canvas properly you can use a magnifier with a light on, take a photo and enlarge it on a screen or use one of our light up pens.
 
♦ When you receive your canvas, dispense the crystals into the ziplock bags that are provided, making sure you mark them up correctly, or use a labelled up storage container.
♦ Never (ever!) remove the plastic sheet on the canvas until you have finished your project. Removing too early can mean you attract foreign bodies onto the canvas i.e paper, fluff, hair etc
 
 
 
 
Use a multi crystal applicator tool to speed up the process on larger same coloured areas of the canvas. If you shake the tray you are using gently, this will line up the crystals the right way up. I'd also recommending using a rubber grip on your tool, it makes it a lot easier to handle.

 

♦ Use a palette tray with several green trays in with different colours in each tray (make sure you mark up each section)

♦ I find using a larger orange tray helps with larger sections of block colour

I hope you have found these hints and tips helpful and if you have any of your own you would like to add, I would love to hear them!

Until next time……..

Keep crystalling

Love Shar xx


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17 Comments

  • 23 Aug 2019 MARGARET SPACKMAN

    i bouight the crystal art bag with the 20 containers it is so good and compact can keep the crystals and tools all together. i cant praise it enough

  • 23 Aug 2019 Sharon Holden

    Hi Kathryn
    It is up to the individual as to whether you seal the picture or not, I recommend sealing if putting in a room where there is lots or moisture or steam,
    I most definitely seal all my motifs and stamped images, as I say I use a small thin brush and a little round the base of the crystals, wipe any excess off

  • 23 Aug 2019 Sharon Holden

    Hi Lynn, there is no need to mount the crystal card kit canvasses as they all come premounted, they are ready to hang when completed
    Hi Georgia, I would actually recommend using the crystal art sealer that is available on the crystal card kit website
    Hi Hazel, the sealer is available on the crystal card kit website

  • 23 Aug 2019 Sharon Holden

    Hi,
    It’s Sharon, thank you for all your comments. I will answer each and every one now
    1. Dorothy – yes the tools are available on the crystal card kit website, www.crystalcardkit.com and then under accessories
    2. Hi Christine, you can print a copy of my hints and tips off yes, please also mention the blog to them

  • 23 Aug 2019 DOROTHY MCKENNA

    Hi Sharon, are the multi crystal applicator tools available to buy please. I’m soooo addicted to getting on with my personalised canvas that I lose track of time under my daylight lamp & these will certainly speed things up. Thank you Dorothy McKenna xx



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