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What Are the Different Types Of Glitter?

What should I Learn About Loose Glitter?

On numerous occasions, been called the”glitz queen. I simply love adding sparkle to just about every craft you can think of. You can add a little sparkle to your simple projects and it will give off a sense of character.

Many colors of glitter exist , and you’ll never ever have all of them! Start with the glitters you love, and then add more as you discover them on your trip. The variety will be awe-inspiring and give you new ideas in your work.

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

Many companies that sell loose glitter offer the color chart and size chart to ensure that you can pick the best glitter for painting for your needs. It is possible to purchase large quantities of glitter that is sold in tiny bottles or in sets of containers. The latter is the more affordable.

What are the different types of Glitter?

Ultra fine: This sparkle can float through the air when you drop it. It’s similar to fairy dust. It is an opalescent ultra fine that appears almost invisible until it catches the light. Crystalina ultra fine is an opaque glitter that reflect color in a different way. You must be up close to be able to appreciate the glitter. This is the kind of nail glitter and you’ll be able to locate it in a variety of places.
Extra Fine: It comes in a vast spectrum of colors, and provides great coverage. It is a stunning, delicate sparkle. It may have the same sparkle and coverage, however it’s sold for less as compared to the fine glitter.
Fine: Most likely the most popular of the glitters. It is well-covered and shines well and is extremely economical. It is much easier to clean than fine and ultra-fine glitters. However, it is less glitter 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 of this glitter is extremely good.
Large glitters are not typically used in paper applications. It is more likely to be used in floats rather than on pages.

Different types of glues for loose Glitter

Clear or Tacky glue There’s a good chance you have what you require in your inventory.
Spray glues: Anything that dry clear can be used. There’s also a glitter glue spray. Whatever you choose to use, ensure that you use spray glues in a ventilated space.
White glue or Modge Podge is the most well-known glue used to make glitter
Double-Sided Tape is available in various sizes

Make use of a large piece of paper to cover the area below your project in which you will 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 your own Glitter Ribbons

It’s so simple to make your own sparkling ribbons that you can use for your cards for greetings, scrapbook pages, tags and tags.

What You’ll Have to

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


Tape strips of double-sided tape to the card stock at the length you want.
Peel away the bottom layer of the double-sided tape.
Apply the glitter, fully over the tape.
Make (burnish) on the glitter to incorporate it into tape.
Clean any loose particles of glitter from on the tape (tape).
Cut the ribbon in strips.

Applying Glitter with Double-Sided Tape

Score tape or any other double-sided tape is the ideal method to add a line of glitter to your scrapbook page or a greeting card.

Lay a large piece of paper scraps on the work surface.
Put your project on the scrap of paper.
Use the tape with two sides by taking off one side , and then placing it the tape on the spot you want to sparkle.
The tape should be removed from the opposite side. the tape.
Apply the fine glitter on the tape.
Use tape or a brush to sweep the glitter from the surface.
The scrap paper is folded over the taped areas and rub it into the tape by rubbing your fingertips.
Use a bone filer and rub it with a little more.

Utilizing Glue with Glitter

The application of glitter over glue is among the most popular techniques used by paper crafters. Here are a few suggestions to help you achieve the best results

Adhere the glitter using glitter glue. You can also use thin-bodied glue. Do not over-glue otherwise your glitter may fade in luster. The glitter should sit on top of glue and not be absorbed by it. Don’t be slow in applying the glitter to the glue.
You’ll want your glue to be as shiny and wet as it is possible to achieve the highest overall adhesion.
The glitter should be tapped as close as you can to make sure that the glitter is not scattered everywhere. Take off any glitter that is not needed and then immediately return the glitter to the container it came from. The glittery surface will set up until it is dry. Tap off any excess.

Adding Glitter To A Die Cut Piece

We all enjoy adding glitter to the die-cut pieces we make The issue is that the glitter can disappear. This is a simple way to permanently add glitter 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 use
Cover the cut die using the Versamark Ink, or another embossing marker
Then , cover the die with crystal clear embossing paste
Begin heating the die by using the heat gun.
While the glitter is hot sprinkle the fine glitter over. When the powder that embosses is cool the glitter will remain in place.
Once it was cool, I reheated the glitter with my heat gun. This aids in keeping the glitter longer. This can be done for any type of sparkle!

Project Tips

Utilize the tweezers to secure the die when using the heat gun.
The heat gun should be warmed up for 10 to 15 seconds prior to applying to your die

Glitter Lace Card Base

Stamp With Glitter

Do you want to have some fun using those acrylic stamps? This is a great technique that will add sparkle to your paper craft projects.

What You’ll Be Needing

Stamps made of acrylic


Place the acrylic stamp on the block.
Instead of using ink instead, use glue instead.
Stamp the paper using the stamp.
Sprinkle the images with glitter. Make sure you completely cover the stamped image.
Let the image dry.
Be sure to wash the stamp with acrylic immediately in warm water to ensure that the glue will not get dry around the stamp.

Sealing Your Glitter Projects

When you apply your glitter, you will see scattered glitter all over your project. The process of sealing your glitter makes it last forever. It’s easy to do and you’ll be happy with the result.

It is possible to use a tiny decoupage medium or white glue that has been mixed with a small amount of water. Beware of “matte ” mediums since they tend to dull the sparkle. Make sure to use a glossy or satin medium. Two coats can create an impervious seal.