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Glass Glitter, Shimmer Glaze, and Sparkle Glaze Tutorial

Add a little sparkle to your home decor with authentic German Glass Glitter, Sparkle Glaze, and Shimmer Glaze!

In this tutorial we'll show you a few different methods of applying Glass Glitter as well as Shimmer & Sparkle Glaze to give any project a glam finish. If you'd rather watch a video, we also have two video tutorials available towards the bottom of the page!

To get your hands on some glass glitter today, contact your local retailer for availability or order from our online shop.

Please keep in mind that our glitter is made with crushed glass. Do not use with children.

Glass Glitter Application

Step 1) Pour out some glitter

Start by pouring out some glitter onto a paper plate. This will make it easy to roll and dip your project in the glitter, plus cleanup will be a breeze!

Tip: lay out a large drop cloth over your work space. Let's face it, glitter gets everywhere and a drop cloth will help you salvage excess sparkles that go astray.


Step 2) Paint on some Image Transfer Medium or craft glue

We like to use Image Transfer Medium for this step, but you can use a different clear-drying craft glue if you have a favorite on hand.

Use a synthetic bristle paint brush or a foam brush to apply one coat of Image Transfer Medium to any areas that you would like the glitter to stick to. Do your best to work quickly as you'll need to move on to step 3 before the medium begins to dry.

Tip: this can also be done over a stencil if you want to create glittery designs on your piece!


Step 3) Roll, dip, and sprinkle!

Now for the fun part! Depending on the size of your project, you might find that dipping, rolling, or sprinkling works best for you.

Once your entire piece is covered with glitter, gently tap or shake off the excess and set your project aside to dry overnight. The excess glitter can be poured back into your glitter jar for future use.


Step 4) Seal it

If your project will be handled regularly, it's a good idea to add a coat of Clear Coat or more Image Transfer Medium to help make the finish more durable.

 

Shimmer & Sparkle Glaze

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Step 1) Start with paint

After you've painted your project in any Country Chic Paint color, allow the paint to dry for about 12 hours.

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Step 2) Apply Glaze

Use a synthetic bristle paint brush to paint a coat of Sparkle or Shimmer Glaze onto any areas of your piece that you want to shine. If desired, you can use a damp, lint-free rag to manipulate the glaze and wipe away the excess.

Allow this coat to dry for 1-2 hours.

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Step 2) Add a second coat

After the first coat of glaze has fully dried, you can decide whether you would like more glitz, or if you're happy with it as is.

After all of your glaze coats are completely dry (approximately 24 hours) you can seal your work with Clear Coat or Tough Coat if desired.

 

Watch this video to see Rosanne making some glitter crafts first-hand!



Click here to watch our video tutorial on Glass Glitter application: https://youtu.be/CP2cwc07tzQ
Watch this video to see how Rosanne applies Sparkle & Shimmer Glaze!



Click here to watch our video tutorial on Sparkle & Shimmer Glaze application: https://youtu.be/poVowYPk5FE

 

 

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