Well, I’ve spent a few days looking at the LetraTac pack and thinking It’s just adhesive. It’s BORING. Well, I might have been hasty.
I knew it would be brilliant for sticking down small fiddly shapes, like the Marrianne Creatables that I love
I was looking at the actual ADHESIVE and seeing that it is not, like the Xyron, a smooth uniform cover. It applies little dots of adhesive, a bit like the old Herma repositionable dot applicator, and that got me thinking. What sticks to that, that offers a unique look?
I applied the adhesive to the FRONT of the die cut …
and grabbed a little pot of Pearl-ex. Dusting on the Pearl-ex, over the adhesive, it stuck JUST to the dots, giving an interesting pattern of shimmer!
I’ve run my finger over it, not too vigorously, as I thought I might tear the thin die cut, but it seems to be pretty well attached – I’m not overly worried it would rub off. But I think the effect is smashing! I can see it as a fab ATC background, all shimmery dots. I think the blue-y turquoise looks very pretty, almost like tiny little raindrops.
You could then apply the adhesive to the BACK to stick it down, although I would go gently with the little applicator that you rub over the top. The thin sheet you put over the top protects the Pearl-exed dots, but too vigorous and you might remove them. Letting it sit for a bit, as the site says it becomes permanent over time, will help. Anyway. I just thought it was a pretty and unique effect. And not so boring after all LOL!