First, we have Becky's take on the challenge. She used the micro beads that came in a multi-pack from ArtAccentz. You can see that she made the bulk of her layout with a transparency.
Second, we have Alicia's take. Alicia used Queen and Company Felt Fusion (she cut fall leaves pieces apart) and applied Diamond Glaze in some of the openings and layered with red glass beads. She also made the wing on her clear bird out of the beads. * Her Tip....Use a paper piercer to apply and/or straighten the beads.
Next, we have Deborah's layout. Deb printed the parentheses from photoshop and placed the paper underneath a transparency scrap, using the paper as a guide for the glue. She ended up cutting the shape out, leaving a wide margin, before adhering to the page.
Last, we have Jennifer's (my) layout. I decided to use clear glass beads on painted yellow chipboard to add to the theme of the sandy layout. I did not have diamond glaze, so I gave it a shot with mod podge. Patterned papers and chipboard are all from Studio Calico's October kit.
ALTERNATIVE TO GLAZE: I did one more layout (why quit when you are having fun?). This time, I decided to see what else glass beads would stick to. I painted the swirls on the paper and then immediately dumped green glass beads on the wet paint.
Now it's your turn! Remember.... there are lots of ways to play, even if you do not have glass beads or diamond glaze. Why not use larger beads or a different adhesive? I used mod podge on my "Lessons" layout and paint on my "Faces" Layout.
Let's see what you have!
FYI: Ali also found a place where you can order a free sample of Diamond Glaze: http://www.diamondglaze.com/sample.html