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How to make artificial rain drops in crafts

Updated April 17, 2017

There are many ways to apply artificial rain drops to your crafts. The method you choose will depend on the type of craft you are doing and the effect you want. Several options are outlined below. Experiment to find out which method provides the right look and works best with your crafting materials. All of the materials are readily available at craft-supply stores.

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  1. Give silk flowers and plants a realistic look by adding raindrops with a glue gun. Allow the glue gun to heat thoroughly, then carefully drop tiny beads of clear glue where you want them.

  2. Add realistic raindrops to silk flowers and scrapbooking pages alternatively with 3-D crystal lacquer. Squeeze small drops from the dispenser or apply with an eye dropper. When dry, the lacquer gives a similar appearance to hot-glue drops.

  3. Decorate your scrapbook pages, handmade greeting cards or other paper crafts with raindrop brads. These work just like a normal brad. Insert the brad through a hole punched in the paper and bend the tines on the back to secure it.

  4. Apply epoxy raindrop stickers to a wide range of crafts. The epoxy material makes these raised stickers translucent and realistic. They could not be easier to apply, and are a good choice for scrapbooking and card making. They will also stick to plastic surfaces and glass.

  5. Find translucent gel teardrop embellishments in the scrapbooking section of craft stores. They are available in both coloured and clear styles and work just like stickers on paper and glass.

  6. Look for teardrop-shaped fingernail decals at chemists. Most decals work just like stickers with no additional adhesive necessary, but some styles do require a drop of glue. Fingernail decals can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces, including paper and painted wood.

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Things You'll Need

  • Hot-glue gun and clear glue sticks
  • 3-D crystal lacquer
  • Raindrop brads
  • Epoxy raindrop stickers
  • Gel teardrop embellishments
  • Teardrop-shaped fingernail decals

About the Author

Joy Prescott has over 12 years experience as a technical writer. Since 1980 she has been a professional crochet pattern designer, publishing in many crochet magazines including "Crochet!" and "Crochet World," and in books such as "Today’s Crochet: Sweaters from the Crochet Guild of America." Prescott has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

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