Have you ever seen that show on Food Network, “Sweet Genius”? Those kids can find a way to do just about anything with something sweet. Reinventing, recreating, reimagining those sugary ingredients. Thats kinda how I feel about glitter. I want to be a GLITTER GENIUS. Sometimes, I even let myself believe there really IS such a thing. Especially after projects like this because the glitter WON’T FALL OFF.
Not even kidding.
When I started the dining room re-do I knew I wanted to update some things in the new studio space as well. I picked that pretty blue fabric above for a curtain and the turquoise of my frames in the studio kinda clashed. All they needed was a little TLC. And glitter. I covered the turquoise with several light coats of silver pray paint.
It’s not perfect – but all of the turquoise is thoroughly covered. Bear with me on the pics from here on out… It was getting dark but I wanted to get pictures! Midnight crafting at its finest.
The key ingredient here! I mixed gloss finish mod-podge with chunky silver glitter. This works just as well with fine and super fine glitter and I have a holiday project in mind that incorporates both! I wanted a saturated mixture so there is a TON of glitter in there. Be sure to stir frequently while applying the mixture so the glitter stay evenly distributed.
Apply the glitter-mod-podge solution to the surface (in my case, the frame). It looks white and scary but dries to a clear, glittery finish! I went heavy on the top and lighter on the sides using a really stiff bristled brush.
Once I saw how AWESOME this was going to be with the chunky glitter, I decided I’d like it if there were spots that were really loaded up. So load it up, I did.
I replaced the mattes and art (don’t let me fool you… it’s just scrapbook paper that I liked) and hung the frames on the wall. I’m IN LOVE.
There was no glitter shaking… no clean up mess… no stray glitter in my house (haha – there is ALWAYS stray glitter in my house). I can’t wait to use this method on, like, every single glitter project from here on out.
It’s genius, I tell ya.