Glitter Art

Oh my goodness!

I FINALLY made something!

I tried to make something else and every attempt was a complete fail so I need to reevaluate it and come back.

So while thinking, I started on something that I have had an idea to try for quite some time now.

Here’s my new take on Glitter Art.

Love the way it shimmers in the sunlight!

Here’s the how-to:


-Acrylic Paint

-Glitter Glue

-Glue in your choice of colors (I went for a fall theme)

-Canvas or Wood

(I used wood. It was an old desk that I designed and my dad built and it got messed up in one of our moves. So, I had Travis break it apart and cut down the pieces so I could use them as canvases.)

To start:

Paint the raw edges of the wood or canvas. I painted it a metallic silver at first then switched it to metallic gold but forgot to take a picture.

Tape off your design. I decided to do stripes.

Press firmly on the edges of the tape so there is no bleeding of the glue.

Paint on the glitter glue then sprinkle the glitter color of your choice.

Tear off tape and let dry.

Once the glue is dry on the first stripes, tape off to do the larger stripes.

Don’t worry, only a little bit of the glitter comes off on the tape as long as it’s dry!

Paint glue and sprinkle next color. Let dry.

Tape off again and continue.

Completely glittered.

I plan to add a picture hook to the back of the wood and hang it up for some glittery autumn decor.

TIP: Place wax paper under your project to catch extra glitter. Tap off excess glitter on to wax paper and before switching colors, put the excess glitter back in the container.

The possibilities with this is endless!

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  • Tina
    August 25, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Great idea! I love it when my mind changes for me and I end up with something else completely different..that I usually like better!
    You used great colors! I love it!

  • Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama
    August 25, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I love it!! The colors are so fun, and of course glitter is always great! Nice work 🙂

  • Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee)
    August 25, 2011 at 5:39 am

    What a great idea! Love those bold colours here. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  • Lolly Jane
    August 25, 2011 at 7:18 am

    that's gonna be awesome fall decor, love the colors! (:

  • Erica
    August 25, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Love your choice of colours!

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  • Marianne
    August 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    What a geat idea! Love your blog; won't you stop by mine and say hello?

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    August 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    So cute! I love the straight lines. Its looks great!

  • Courtney O'Dell
    August 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    So cute! I featured your lovely post in my {friday finds} today!

    Come and check it out: