I started off by using my killer red tacky tape that I got from Creative Cuts and More. I outlined the top of the candy stand box with the tacky tape, and then glittered it up with some Martha Stewart hot pink glitter.
Then I used my nestabilities oval die and cut an oval out, stamped my muffin guy on it, and paper pieced the paper lining bottom with polka dot paper. I used Brilliance black ink and heat set it, then colored in fluffles with Copics (dull ivory, light walnut and light camel colors).
When I was ready for the liquid applique, I spread a THIN layer across the cupcake. THIN IS GOOD...the more you layer it on, the more it will grow & poof out too far....think of it as overloading the washing machine with laundry soap. NOT GOOD!
Dump your glitter on the wet liquid applique. Here I'm using hot pink, but on yesterday's sample, I used Stampendous clear glitter. Use whatever glitter you want...I like glitter that is has a finer texture...I think it sparkles a lot more.
Dump off the excess glitter. Now we're ready for the heat gun. Heat up your heat gun, and give it a second to warm up. Then run the heat gun over the top of the glitter, and the liquid applique will puff up. Don't leave it there too long...as soon as you see it puff, it's done!
Here's what it looks like when its done. As SOON as I turn off the heat gun, I dump more glitter onto the hot liquid applique, for extra sparkle.
I added more Stampendous pink dot sparklers to the image, and then tied it onto the candy bag. (Notice that I've gotten a little smarter with my props....I don't buy candy any more for "display" purposes. Buttons are inedible and will not make my butt bigger. )