Today I'd like to share a tutorial I found, my result from that tutorial and then tomorrow I'll show you how my new technique snowballed into something glittery and full of kick butt-edness.
The tutorial in question is this glitter shoe tutorial posted over at We Are Not Martha. I actually had a pair of abandoned flats just waiting for me to glitter up! Best part is that it looked super easy and relatively cheap to try out. This technique would be perfect for those Halloween costumes, New Year's parties or if you're like me, mopping the kitchen floor.
So this is what I started with:
And this is what I ended up with:
Ooooooo, sparkly! Make sure to visit the link above for the entire process but I will give you a tip: Read the instructions. Ha!
I initially thought I could remember the tutorial so I only read it a couple of times before giving it a shot. (Being the kind of person that says "poo poo" to instruction manuals, lol) So instead of mixing the glitter with the glue, I initially spread the glue on first, then poured the glitter over it. Then after seeing I screwed it up, went back and mixed glue with the glitter and gave it a couple more coats. The result was tons of sparkle with a probably thicker layer than I should have ended up with that took forever to dry. lol
I highly suggest giving this tutorial a try, it's super easy, relatively inexpensive and sure to bring a little sparkle to your day! :D
Playing with paint in my journal
12 hours ago