Glitter Application Tutorial | Country Chic Paint


In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use our Glass Glitter to add beautiful sparkle and shine to all of your home decor!


In this tutorial we’ll show you a few different methods of applying Glass Glitter to give any project a glam finish. If you’d rather watch a video, we also have a video tutorial available towards the bottom of the page!

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Please keep in mind that our glitter is made with crushed glass. Do not use with children.

Glass Glitter is now available in the following colors:

  • Vintage Silver
  • Gold
  • Black
  • Rose Gold

Option 1) Dip it

Step 1) Pour out some glitter

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Start by pouring out some glitter onto a paper plate. This will make it easy to roll and dip your project in the glitter, plus cleanup will be a breeze!

Tip: lay out a large drop cloth over your work space. Let’s face it, glitter gets everywhere and a drop cloth will help you salvage excess sparkles that go astray.

Step 2) Paint on some Image Transfer Medium or craft glue

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We like to use Image Transfer Medium for this step, but you can use a different clear-drying craft glue if you have a favorite on hand.

Use a synthetic bristle paint brush or a foam brush to apply one coat of Image Transfer Medium to any areas that you would like the glitter to stick to. Do your best to work quickly as you’ll need to move on to step 3 before the medium begins to dry.

Tip: this can also be done over a stencil if you want to create glittery designs on your piece!

Step 3) Roll, dip, and sprinkle!

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Now for the fun part! Depending on the size of your project, you might find that dipping, rolling, or sprinkling works best for you.

Once your entire piece is covered with glitter, gently tap or shake off the excess and set your project aside to dry overnight. The excess glitter can be poured back into your glitter jar for future use.

Step 4) Seal it

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Here’s how the finished product turned out. Isn’t it fantastic? The possibilities are endless, so go get creative!

If your project will be handled regularly, it’s a good idea to add a coat of Clear Coat or more Image Transfer Medium to help make the finish more durable.

Option 2) Paint it

Step 1) Create spreadable glitter

If you want a thin coat of sparkle all over your piece, this might be the technique for you! This works beautifully over pre-painted pieces. Make sure you give your final paint coat at least 12 hours to dry.

Grab a clean container such as a plastic cup or an old yogurt container and pour some Clear Glaze into it. Shake in a little glitter and stir well.

There’s no exact recipe for this step so you can use as much or as little glitter as you like. If you’re a glitzy gal, go nuts!

Step 2) Paint it on

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Use a synthetic bristle paint brush to paint a coat of glittery glaze onto any areas of your piece that you want to sparkle. After one coat, let it dry for 1-2 hours. You can always add a second coat if desired.

To watch Rosanne demonstrate these some of these glittering techniques first hand, watch our video:

 

Find these products at your local retailer

If you would like to try this technique for yourself, stop by our store locator and call your local retailer for availability. If you do not have a local retailer, you can also find Glass Glitter in our online shop.

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We would love to hear what projects you’re working on, so make sure to leave a comment or post a picture of your project to our Facebook page or Instagram (@countrychicpaint)!

 

117 thoughts on “Glitter Application Tutorial | Country Chic Paint

  1. Glass Glitter….. hip hip hurray!!!! I have built a box to hold 3 antique (crown) mason jars, chalk painted vanilla frost with same painted jars – all distressed and ready for GLASS GLITTER! OMG that would be the perfect finishing touch to these gifts I’ve made!!!

  2. I would love to try this glitter on a country chic painted papier mache box I’m decorating with victorian style embellishments (lace, upcycled greeting cards, etc.).

  3. I’d use it to embellish a carved frame that I’ve painted…and to coat the wings of my Christmas Angel tree topper…and (used as a wash) to enhance a small trinket box…add it to some repurposed, upcycled paintings/prints…so many possibilities!

  4. This absolutely beautiful and so versatile to be used in so many different projects! I have a few in my bathroom and bedroom this will be perfect for!

  5. It would be great on so many projects but I saw a fairy lantern I would like to make my granddaughters so that would probably be the first thing to use it on.

  6. I would love to try this on some old frames and an old window that I have, I would also use it for embellishments in my scrapbooking and on an old vent that I have 🙂 thank you

  7. Would love to try the glitter on a red end table .. love your video and I am anxious to try this lovely product.. thank you

  8. Would love to make homemade glittery gift ornaments and share it with my daughter who loves to paint glittery mermaids and ocean creatures.

  9. I purchased the transfer, glass glitter and top coat and did some finished work on my hand painted ornaments….I have only once comment to make….beautiful!!!

  10. SOOO PRETTY!! I thinking lots of seashells spray painted white and dusted with the silver glitter for a wedding reception. My daughter loves seashells, or put them on frames to give as wedding gifts.

  11. i would love to give this a try on my guest room closet doors with a stencil shape instead of the plain Jane that they are now ..

  12. I am trying replicate an ornament that we had on on tree when I was young. It is so beat up now because that was over 50 years ago. It was a tiny bird made out of a pinecone with a small painted ball for a head and wings made from sturdy cardboard. Everything was sprinkled heavily with glitter. I could also give the vintage ornament new life with your glass glitter.

  13. My dog’s collar for Christmas, she would be so sparkly and special! I would buy a Dollar Store collar to put the sparkles on and keep it just for Christmas. I would spray it with poly for protection.. Oh my Imagination is going wild.

  14. WOW! That glitter looks amazing! I’d love to “dress up” some of my tired Christmas decorations and a pair of earrings that just need some bling. Thanks, Daphne

  15. Ooo glass glitter..Have so many ideas to use this on. But first I’d l❤ve to use it on the letter I’m doing spelling my granddaughters name for her room.

  16. I would use the glitter to decorate candle holders which I will make from mason jars! Wow I can just see how beautiful they would look on my fireplace or all around my house!

  17. Oh my goodness the possibilities are endless with this amazing product. I think making some blingy coasters would be awesome.

  18. Love it! I like the ornaments and the sign, if I won the contest I would probably use a stencil and apply it to my antique little side table! Or even the drawer front.

  19. Oh…I could have fun with this! Right now I am working on a family tree sign. I could put a little black heart on my tree, or put a dash of sparkle on the leaves!! And…that’s just on one sign!!

  20. I’m loving the ideas with your glass glitter! I would love to do a sign for my daughter! She’s made me signs before but your glittered will give them the ‘pop’ factor! Thank you for the opportunity!

  21. The question is what wouldn’t I use it on!? I have two daughters that are obsessed with everything glitter and this is beautiful! We are making glitter houses right now and this would look so good on them, it’s really hard to find this kind of glitter!

  22. I would use this beautiful sparkle product on Christmas decorations such as hanging pine cones and homemade snowflakes. This would also be awesome on homemade jewelry boxes for friend presents I make.

  23. Love this look. I am into the “Bling”. I can picture the effect of several different sized wreaths on my living room wall this Christmas.

  24. I would love to try this on when making new Christmas signs and ornaments – give them the sparkle needed for the season.

  25. I just watched the video on using the Glass glitter. I’m so happy I saw this. I just bought a cute little side table thinking it would be a great first piece for me and was wondering how I was going to jazz it up a little. The glass glitter will be perfect.

  26. I love the sparkle sign, it suits my daughter to a T!! I might just have to pick up some glitter glass to make some new family heirloom Christmas decorations!!

  27. Great information I would like to win the glass glitter . I would like to try making folded 3 – d star with glass glitter. Thanks for the chance to win

  28. Oh for fun! I love the accents with glitter. I’m not a whole glitter project kind of gal, but would love to add some sparkle and bling to some accent pieces. It looks truly amazing just like rest of products.

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