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What should I know about Loose Glitter?

On many occasions–been called the”glitz queen. I love adding sparkle to just about every craft you can think of. You can add a little sparkle to an ordinary project and it will give off a sense of character.

There are so many glitter colors exist , and you’ll never ever have all of them! Start with the glitters you truly love and include more as you discover them on your travels. The variety will be awe-inspiring and provide new possibilities to your project.

Neon glitter
Glow-in-the-dark glitter
Matte glitter
Hologram glitter
Transparent glitter

The majority of companies selling loose glitter come with the color chart and size chart, so you can pick the best glitter for your needs. You can purchase the glitter loose in smaller bottles or in sets of containers. The former is the more affordable.

What are the different types of Glitter?

Ultra fine: This shimmer will appear to float in the air when the user throws it. It’s similar to fairy dust. There is an opalescent fine that appears almost invisible until it is reflected by the light. Crystalina ultra fine, which is opaque glitter that reflect color in a different way. It is necessary to be close to be able to appreciate the glitter. This is the kind of glitter that is used on nails and you’ll be able to locate it virtually everywhere
Extra Fine: It can be found in a vast spectrum of colors, and provides outstanding coverage. It has a gorgeous, delicate sparkle. It has the same brightness and coverage, however, it’s offered at a cheaper price as compared to the fine glitter.
Fine: Perhaps the most popular of the glitters. It is well-covered and has a lot of shine and is extremely cost-effective. It’s easier to clean than fine and ultra-fine glitters. It is also less glitz that the ultra-fine and fine.
Medium The glitter is designed to be observed from a further distance. It’s available in a restricted variety of colors, but the price on this glitter is quite reasonable.
Large glitter: Large glitter isn’t typically used in paper applications. It’s more appropriate in floats rather than on pages.

Different types of glues for loose glitter for crafts

Clear or Tacky glue There’s a good chance you have what you require in your inventory.
Spray glues: Anything which is clear when it dries will work. There’s also a glitter glue spray. Whatever you decide to use, be sure to apply spray glues in a ventilated space.
White glue or Modge Podge The most common glue used to make glitter
Double-Sided Tape comes in various sizes

Make use of a large piece of paper to cover the space below the project, where you’ll be using glitter that is loose. This way, you can collect any glitter left.. Make a funnel to collect all the glitter back into your container.

Create One of Your Own Glitter Ribbons

It’s so simple to create your own glitter ribbons for your cards for cards and scrapbook pages, tags and tags.

What You’ll Have to

Double-Sided Tape Double-Sided Tape: Use tape in the size you prefer.
White Cardstock
Absolutely Fine Glitter: any colour can work.


Attach strips of double-sided tape to the card stock at the length you prefer.
Peel off the upper strip of double-sided tape.
Apply the glitter completely cover the tape.
Make (burnish) on the glitter to incorporate it into tape.
Remove any loose bits of glitter from on the tape (tape).
Cut the ribbon into strips.

Applying Glitter By Using Double-Sided Tape

Score tape, or any double-sided tape is a great method to add a line of glitter to your scrapbook or greeting card.

Set a large sheet of paper scraps on the work surface.
Put your project on the top of the scrap of paper.
Place the two-sided tape by taking off one side , and then placing it on the area you wish to shine.
Take off the other side of the tape.
Apply the fine glitter over the tape.
Use tape or a brush to sweep the glitter from the surface.
Place the scrap of paper on top of the taped areas and rub it into the tape by rubbing your fingertips.
Get a bone cutter and rub it with a little more.

Use Glue and Glitter

The process of applying glitter to glue is among the most popular techniques used by paper crafters. Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results

Adhere the glitter using glitter glue, or thin-bodied glue. Be careful not to over glue, or your glitter could fade in luster. The glitter should sit on top of glue rather than be absorbed by it. Don’t be slow in applying glitter to glue.
You’ll want your glue to be as glossy and wet as you can for the best overall adhesion.
The glitter should be tapped as close as you can to ensure that it is not scattered around. Take off any glitter that is not needed and then return the glitter to the container it came from. Allow the glittered surface to set until it is dry. Then, you can remove any excess.

Adding Glitter To A Die Cut Piece

We all enjoy adding glitter to our cut-out pieces The issue is that the glitter can disappear. Here’s a quick and easy method to apply glitter permanently to a cut-out piece.


Die Cut Pieces
Versamark Ink or Emnossing Ink
Ultrafine Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Craft Mat
Long Tweezers

Lay your craft mat on the work surface
Cut any die-cut you’d like to utilize
The die cut should be covered with Versamark the ink. You can also use any embossing or other ink
Then , cover the die with crystal clear embossing paste
Start heating the die using the heat gun.
When the glitter is hot sprinkle the fine glitter over. When the powder that embosses is cool the glitter will remain in place.
After cooling, I heated it using my heat gun. This allows the glitter to stick longer. This can be done using any kind of glitter!

Project Tips

Use the tweezers for holding the die while using the heat gun.
It is recommended to warm the heat gun for 10 to 15 seconds prior to applying it onto the die

Glitter Lace Card Base

Stamp With Glitter

Are you looking to have some fun using the stamps you make with acrylic? This is a great technique which adds glitter to your craft projects

What You’ll Be Needing

Stamps made of acrylic


Attach the acrylic stamp to the block.
Instead of using ink make use of glue instead.
Stamp the paper using the stamp.
Sprinkle the images with glitter. Make sure you over the entire stamp image.
Let the image dry.
Be sure to wash the stamp with acrylic immediately in warm water, so that the glue will not remain on the stamped.

Sealing Your Glitter Projects

When you apply your glitter, you’ll see scattered glitter all over your work. It is important to seal your glitter to make it last forever. It’s easy to do and you’ll be delighted by the results.

You can make use of a small decoupage medium, or white glue that has been mixed with a small amount of water. Avoid using “matte ” mediums because they can dull the sparkle. Choose a glossy or satin medium. Two coats of paint will create an impervious seal.