Time to talk about spray glitter vs loose glitter. I favor the loose glitter because of the coverage and glitter spray cans tend to clog….
Some gold glitter comparing. This is a jar using loose gold gold glitter and glue like my tutorial.
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Ive used white, black, silver, red, and gold spray glitters.
Using the sprays… it blasts out of the can, be careful right out of the gate. Dont be like me and blast it all over! LOL
Using it without a base coat of gold paint just doesn’t have quite the coverage like it appears on the jar above.
I used three coats of glitter spray on the jars below. (Silver is Valspar)
They could use another coat or two for my liking… This will be up your alley if you’d like a more transparent finish. Perfect for luminaries!
Its really going to be a personal preference for what you need. Full coverage or more transparent. I have more jars and glitter projects below I use glitter sprays and loose glitter.
This picture I used the black, white, and red sprays over spray paint. Krylons black Starry Night has a some silver shimmer to it too.
The red is Valspar.
I have a love hate for the sprays, they clog more easily! And they are more pricey…
I have two cans of gold spray glitter I have to return right now! LOL The gold seems to have the most issues out of all the colors Ive tried.
I used gold spray from Valspar and Krylon.
Needed a return… One can just stopped working mid project! LOL It annoys me when cans stop working… Ive had many other colors do it too! Now have to take a trip to the store mid project..
Ya know you’re in the groove then having to stop? Boo! Ok, enough yammering back to glitter!
Both style glitters should have a clear gloss top coat to prevent shedding and some of the sprays stay a bit tacky. Do at least three coats to help with shedding and protection.
Im going to show more glitter mason jars using the loose glitter. I’m a fan of the glue and loose glitter way for sure.
Magenta, hot pink, dark pink, pick your color! LOL Its a fine loose glitter and has a spray paint base coat a similar color to the glitter. You can see how solid the glitter coverage is.
Some black glitter, this is more chunky style glitter.
Another fine glitter, Rose Gold over a pink base. I just brush painted the glue on top of the jar.
Ive also used spray adhesive with the loose glitter. While it works, its makes a sticky over spray mess and it never really dries.
The two kinds of glue spray I tried seemed to stay a bit tacky on my jars. It also can spray out clumpy. It did not work as well as I liked…
I also just saw a tutorial using double sided stick tape. Seemed to work well. I haven’t tried this method yet.
Modge Podge, Elmers Glue-All or any Elmers would work. Heck. even wood glue will work. LOL
Trick is the top coat for a lasting finish, even with a quick gentle hand washing. Ive washed plenty of glitter jars.
Do you have a glitter project in mind?