How to make a Glitter Painting:
I saw this idea on the Martha Stewart show a year or two ago and loved it immediately but I never tried it until now.
To start, I chose a picture I wanted to use. I decided to use some pictures of my actual glitter pumpkins.
-There was stuff in the background that I didn’t want in my final product so I uploaded my picture to picnik.com.
-I clicked on “create” tab and then the “effects” sub-tab.
-Scroll down until you see “doodle” option. I used this to make the background a solid gray color.
You can also use photoshop but I don’t have that so picnik is the my option.
-Next go to Martha Stewart.com
-Click on the “Crafts” tab
-Scroll down and click on the “Glitter Crafts” sub tab in the left column.
-Print the image and you are ready to go. It will even tell you what colors of glitter to use.
So let’s begin our painting.
-Glitter in array of colors that are in your picture (I used Martha Stewart Glitter)
-Glitter Glue (I used Martha’s glitter glue)
I trimmed them down and was ready to go.
The Martha Stewart glitter glue has a brush inside but I choose to use smaller paint brushes.
Brush on the glue and sprinkle the glitter on.
Mix different glitters together to create different shades and values.
I mixed a batch of glitter and then glued that down where I wanted it. Then mixed another batch of glitter.
Work in small sections at a time because the glue will dry before you put the glitter on.
Continue with each color glitter covering your original image.
Once I completed the pumpkin, I used silver glitter to cover the rest of the paper.
This is my first image.
This is my second image.
Finished glitter paintings.
I also had some frames that are for scrapbook pages so I decided I wanted to use them to frame them.
I pulled out black paint and painted the frames.
Once dry, I put the pictures into the frames.
To hang them on the wall, I decided to try the command stripes for picture hanging that are like velcro.
Just tear them apart and push them together.
I put a strip in each corner of the frame.
Hope you like my glitter paintings and you will try it for yourself.
I’ll be linking up to some of these parties.