Dear Fellow Crafters,
Today, I thought I would talk about glitter. My husband has often told a story about finding glitter in his steak! (It was at a time before I had a stamp room). Anyway, there are several types of glitter:
- Translucent thin and semi-clear. Use when you want the bottom color to show through.
- Opaque – solid and bold color.
- Low-grade chunks of glitter. Typically sold in Dollar Stores for youngsters.
- Fine and micro fine – Remember Tinkerbell from Peter Pan? It is the type of “fairy dust” she would have sprinkled. Typically sold in small jars.
- Spray bottles – Sold in aerosol cans and used primarily for large items. Use in well-ventilated areas. Works for clothing and silk flowers.
- Liquid squeeze on -works well on wood or clothing. Dries very slowly. Also good for paper
- Brush-on – water-based and comes in primary colors. Good for wood and plastic.
- Vintage glass. Comes in very small shards. Use for Christmas ornaments.
- Clear glitter glue dries clear, letting color shine through.
- White glitter glue – dries white use for snow.
- Fabric glitter glue -use for permanent application on fabric
- Double-sided adhesive tape – less mess and can be purchased in sheets or stripes
Several tips for using glitter:
- Work over a shallow container
- Use a plastic (empty) plastic squeeze bottle to blow away particles
- For even control, use a small plastic spoon
- Thin piece of cardstock can be used to scrape away mistakes
- always replace covers
- For extra glitter mix with embossing powder
- Add a touch of clear drying liquid glue, then sprinkle on your glitter of choice. Apply different colors to the section of your stamped images for a kaleidoscope effect.
- Sprinkle into warm embossing powder to add texture
- Apply glitter to clear acetate for a stained glass effect
- Add glitter paper for matte cards
Til next time,
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