Married to the Empire

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Glitter

I was encouraged by the ease of working with glitter and sticky paper, but I needed to perfect it. I wasn't happy with the glitter colors I used last week, so I bought more glitter. Even with a 40%-off coupon, I still spent a whopping $23 on glitter. The Martha Stewart collection of glitter was costly, but I also bought a small glitter sampler for a mere $3.99 at full price.




All glitter is not created equal, just so you know.

While all the glitter I purchased is of the super-fine variety, the quality just isn't the same. The Martha Stewart version is the easier of the two. It sticks evenly, and it cleans up easily. The cheap glitter was messy and stuck to everything but the sticky paper. Well, it stuck to the sticky paper, just not evenly, and it was difficult to brush off of other surfaces it got onto. If you're going to work with glitter a lot, it's definitely worth it to go with the expensive stuff.

However, the cheap set had more vibrant colors, so I used them for my next card. Bad glitter aside, I think it turned out much better than my first attempt.

6 comments:

Cathy VanPatten said...

Oh, how I love sparkly things! This put me in mind of the sparkle paints we used to have when I was a kid. I loved them! I even tried to paint some of our furniture with them--who wouldn't love sparkly furniture! My mom, apparently! LOL!

A. said...

How pretty! I use cosmetic glitter for some of my bath products, and even since I started making them I am finding glitter *everywhere.* I believe it survives the washer/dryer, too. I love your glitter kit - I could make some mean daisy-themed cards with the yellow and green shades.

Allison

beth said...

Ooooh! That brighter glitter really makes the card pop! When I buy an expensive craft supply like that glitter, I try to think about how long it will last, and so that makes it more affordable (in my head anyway).

Catherine at Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

That is so pretty and neat! :)

Amy W said...

Awesome!!! Just think how many cards you can make with $23 worth of glitter though...

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Cathy, I'm sure MY mom felt the same as yours when I prettied up our gold carpet with brick-red crayon. The rest of that day did not go well for me.