Today I want to share an awesome product – Prills by US Artquest. Prills are little round balls of fun — they are beads (no hole) very similar to the sprinkles that you put on ice cream or frosted cookies. They come in a lot of different colors and color combinations, most with a fun name. Here’s a look at a card that I made using Prills and a little glitter as the embellishments.
Prills are natural and non-toxic. They are also heat-resistant and acid free, making them appropriate for many paper crafting uses. My favorite use for Prills is flower centers. I love the color variety and the texture for that purpose. Fans of the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations flowers may recognize Prills as one of their favorite embellishments too. Here is a close-up of my flower center using “Go Mango” Prills and Lion’s Mane art glitter by Art Institute.
Prills are simple to use — they attach with a little glue or another kind of adhesive like Scor-Tape. They can also be used with an embossing paste or a cement, etc. The possibilities are endless. Please see the short video for a quick look at some Prills, and how I used them to embellish the flower center, a snow scene and an ice cream cone.
In the video, I used “Prill Spill” for the cupcakes and “Minnie Prill” for the snow scene. The Christmas tree is the “Little Bits Christmas Tree die by Taylored Expressions, and the ice cream cones were made using the “Cupcake Stand” die by Justrite Stampers (of course Prills would be perfect to decorate cupcakes too!).
Prills are available in three different sets of 12 jars each — “Bright Ideas”, “Rock N Roll” and “Spring Bling”. It is very difficult to choose between them! You can find them on the Cut@Home site under US Artquest or via this link.
Let me also take a minute to describe the card above. The poinsettia is made using the “Joyful” die by Penny Black. You’ll want to cut the flower head twice to achieve the same fullness. Both should be attached only at the base — you want the petals to be able to move freely. The “joyful” word is from a die set by Paper Smooches, “Christmas Words”.
Supplies available from Cut@Home:
Prills “Go Mango”, “Prill Spill” and “Minnie Prill” (Prill sets and a color chart available here)
Penny Black die “Joyful” (SKU 51-059)
Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)
Taylored Expressions “Little Bit Christmas Tree” (SKU TE433)
Justrite Stampers “Cupcake Stand” die set (SKU SW-04880)
Supplies from my stash: assorted cardstock, Paper Smooches “Christmas Words” dies, ribbon, scrapbooking glue (I used Scotch Quick-Drying Adhesive).
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’