Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine!

Did you know that not all glitter is the same?

Glitter comes in a container, as paint, glue, and even spray. Depending on your project, there are several sizes of glitter ranging from micro fine to flakes, and different types, such as:

  • Opaque
  • Translucent
  • Iridescent
  • Holographic

Here is a list of the various types of glitter. 

Donna Salazar Designs Fairy Dust Glitter

Fairy Dust Glitter, which comes in a pepper shaker, is a micro fine, translucent iridescent glitter that produces a magical coverage of shimmer and sparkle. Great for paper crafts and stamping.

Jewel Glitter Ritz

Glitter Ritz is an opaque, micro fine glitter that provides thorough coverage and color saturation. Glitter Ritz is perfect for using with Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off Stickers, stamping, and paper crafts.

Stampendous Halo Mix Glitter

Halo Mix Glitter is a combination of chunky and fine holographic glitter for dimensional sparkle that mixes beautifully with flocking or embossing powder.

Stampendous Crushed Glass Glitter and Color Fragments

Glass Glitter emits a sparkle and Color Fragments has a matte finish. Both are chunky and add dimension and texture to projects. It can be applied to any adhesive, sprinkled into melting embossing enamel, and can even be colored with colored markers.

Stampendous Shaved Ice and Mica Fragments

Shaved Ice iridescent chunks are perfect for creating a snowy or magical look. Mica Fragments are large flakes with a metallic, pearly sheen that can be crushed into smaller flakes. Both can be melted into embossing enamel.

Craft Glitter

Glitter Scintillement and Nicole Quality Value Ultra Fine Premium Glitter are economical crafting glitter. These are great for various crafts, school projects, signs, banners, and more.

Ranger Stickles

Stickles is an acid free, easy to use, all-in-one glitter and glue. The difference between Stickles and other glitter glues is that the glitter is concentrated so that you get complete coverage. And, from our own experience, the bottle's spout seems to be clog-proof. This is a popular item for paper crafts.

Flower Soft

Okay, so Flower Soft doesn't exactly sparkle like glitter, but it's a really cool embellishment we had to add it to this list. It looks like tiny flowers and adds dimension to any project, especially ones with floral designs.

American Crafts Pop! Microbeads

Microbeads add dimension and texture to paper crafts. You can also create jewelry with Microbeads by putting them into a bezel and sealing it with an epoxy.

Glitter Paint

DecoArt Craft Twinkles, DecoArt Glamour Dust, and FolkArt Extreme Glitter paints allow you to add sparkle without the mess. Craft Twinkles is a fine glitter and dries clear. Glamour Dust and Extreme Glitter also dry clear but the glitter is super fine like sand. Glitter does not flake or fall off when dried.

Glitter Spray

Glitter spray is an instant way to add sparkle to small and large surfaces. Decorating Magic Spray Glitter is great for artificial flowers, wreaths, baskets, and pottery. Krylon Glitter Blast can be used on a variety of surfaces such as wood, metal, plastic, fabric, paper, ceramic, and more.


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