My hubby hates glitter…..I am sure many of you have this same problem…I, however LOVE glitter. It is just so sparkly and bright. So I had to figure out how to glitter and make it stick. Well I am happy to say I have found a way to greatly reduce how much glitter your signs will shed!
What you will need
- a cutout sign (i sell them in my Etsy shop here)
- Spray Paint Primer
- Sand Paper
- Spray Paint in your color of choice
- Matching glitter
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Clear Top Coat
Lay out your sign. I like to put plywood under anything I am spray painting to help contain the over spray.
Spray your cutout with primer, make sure to get the edges really good. This will help to seal the sign so you don’t have to use as much of your colored spray paint.
After your primer has dried use 180 grit sandpaper to smooth the edges and the top of the sign
Now you are ready to spray your color.
As you a spraying make sure to get the sides
Once your spray paint has dried run your sand paper over the top and edges again to ensure a smooth finish.
Now it is time to glitter
This next step is done easiest with a helper, but if you don’t have a helper you can just do it in stages. I paint a letter with mod podge and my daughter comes behind me will the glitter. If you don’t have a helper paint one letter with mod podge and glitter that letter before moving on. If you don’t your mod podge will dry before you are done painting the entire word.
Once your word is covered with glitter pick is up and gently tap all the access glitter off. Let the mod podge dry.
DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!! Once your mod podge is dried you are going to spray it with 3 coats of a clear top coat. I like to use a waterbased polyurethane but any clear top coat will do. This will seal the glitter on and will reduce the amount of glitter that flakes off!
And that is how to glitter and make it stick!!!
You can check out my etsy shop here to see all of our cutouts!
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