Sunday, December 24, 2006

How to glue glitter on fabric

Marcia asks:
I like to put a sprinkling of crystal glitter on my fabric snowmen, but the spray-on adhesive always stays tacky. Is there a better way to do this?

The reason it feels tacky is due to the areas that have glue and no glitter. In time this would go away as the glue dries but it might pick up dust and animal hair and who knows what else! So what can you do? Try the non-toxic, inexpensive Crayola brand glitter-glues. They come in packages of multiple colors, and have tips so they can be controlled. If you want to add some sparkle to your snowman, Marcia, squeeze out a 'blob' of the glitter glue on a piece of paper as though using a palette, and 'paint' it on your snowman with your fingers. It's messy but it works well. And it dries thoroughly. I don't know of another way to apply a glitter dusting without risking a sticky adhesive or a white glue that could harden your snowman.
Hope this helps!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you can just put down a layer of Mistyfuse, sprinkly your glitter over it, cover with a sheet of Reynold's parchment or Teflon and iron just enough to melt the Mistyfuse. The Mistyfuse will hold the glitter, dries virtually transparent and is never sticky.