Tips for Using Glitter Paint

Tips for Using Glitter Paint

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 23rd 2013

Who doesn't love a bit of glitter now and then? Glitter adds a little glamor to everyday items. DecoArt carries 4 main types of glitter products:

  • Crystal Gloss Enamels Glitter: transparent, brush-on paint with ultra fine glitter flakes. Formulated to work on glass and ceramics and can be baked for a dishwasher-safe finish.
  • Craft Twinkles / Craft Twinkles Writer: an acrylic paint loaded with large flakes of bright, shiny glitter. This brush-on glitter is the easiest and most convenient way to add glitter to any project. The clear base makes it easy to see where you are brushing, and it's less messy and more accurate than sprinkle-on glitter. Craft Twinkles can be used to add sparkle and shine to virtually any craft surface.
  • Glamour Dust Glitter Paint: premium ultra-fine elegant glitter paint used for decorative painting, home decor, and general craft painting projects. Adds glitz and shimmer to almost any porous surface.
  • SoSoft Fine Glitters: soft, acrylic fabric paint with very brilliant glitter specifically designed to be used on fabrics. Easy to apply with no heat setting, fabric medium, or special brushes needed.
TIP #1: Base coat your project with a solid acrylic paint before adding your glitter paint.

In the image below, the left-hand side was first painted with Americana Santa Red and then a coat of Craft Twinkles Christmas Red. The right-hand board was just painted with Craft Twinkles Christmas Red. See what a difference it makes?

TIP #2: Use a fan brush.

A fan brush will help spread the glitter pieces evenly across your piece and when it comes time to clean -- it's a cinch! The spread out bristles make it easier to rinse our the glitter.

I hope these simple tips will help you make the best of your glitter projects in the future. Please leave me a comment if you have any additional questions about our glitter products!