Username Post: Making Glitter Stay Put        (Topic#1582617)
astrangevictory
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I'm working on an altered art home decor project, and have used some Art Institute glue and glitter. But Does anyone have any tips for how to keep glitter in place once you've adhered it? Is there, like, a sealant spray or an extra fixative you recommend I spray on the piece? I would like the glitter to stay put, and not brush off.

Thanks for any advice you can give?



 
Lunareclipse
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In response to astrangevictory

Spray acrylic.


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to Lunareclipse

Glossy accents or diamond glaze all work nice over it.


 
vawm
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  • vawm on 11-13-12 10:38 AM
In response to Sneezy1956

Also when you apply it be sure to push it in to the adhesive.


 
t-scraps
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In response to vawm

Glitter = BAD!

I'm very anti-glitter! It's so messy! Hope you get it to stay put.


 
MissaOnTheRun
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In response to t-scraps

Pinterest has a ton of glitter things tips. I have seen pins suggesting modgepodge, acrylic spray and clear nailpolish. I haven't tried it though.


 
Rae_M
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  • Rae_M on 11-13-12 11:19 AM
In response to t-scraps

You can also use Smooch Spritz- it seals in whatever you put it on. The vanilla shimmer is mostly clear with a pearlescent shine that lets the glitter keep it's own color.


 
wilbur
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In response to Rae_M

how do you keep your smooch spritz unclogged? I had to put mine in a different spray bottle. It clogged before I sprayed 3 pieces. It is very pretty when it works right.


 
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