Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Crafternoon - Glitter Sunglasses

I seem to collect a hilarious amount of sunglasses, and most of the time, I stick to a certain style and shape. 

I decided to jazz up a couple of pairs I had in stock, with glitter, and another with spikes. Today my pretties, I'm going to show you how to go glitter glam!

First, supplies:
Pair of sunglasses
Glitter in your favourite colour/s
Small paintbrush
Mod Podge - Gloss (you can buy this from Spotlight)
Table Cover
Painters Tape

Now, to save us having to do a tedious clean up later, let's tape up all of the areas we don't want to cover in fabulous glitter!

Once you've taped everywhere you need to (don't forget the section where the glasses sit on your nose. Glitter here is terribly itchy and annoying), we can do our first layer of Mod Podge. It goes on white, but dries clear. Make sure you only do small sections at a time, to make sure it doesn't dry in between.

Now to glitter! Pour that beautiful sparkly stuff everywhere you need to. A nice thick layer to start. Wait a couple of minutes for it to dry, then tip off the excess. Make sure you're pouring the glitter over a piece of paper, so you can fold up the paper and puir the excess glitter back in it's container. 

Unfortunately, we need to wait while the MP dries. I'd say about 20 minutes.
Man, waiting is boring. I want to craft damn it!

Once you've done the first coat of glitter all over, and it's fully dried, it's time to do the second coat! Why a second coat you may ask, because we want to have a good solid coat of glitter, and make sure the old ugly colour doesn't show through.

Back to waiting... Is it dry yet?!?!

When everything is dry to the touch, we need to seal all of that lovely glitter in place, to make sure we don't malt glitter everywhere. It's exactly the same process as before, but no adding glitter. So just a nice thin coat over the glitter to seal it in, then more waiting till everything dries.


Oh yeah, that's right, they're awesome!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial of sorts, and good luck with your crafternoons!

Much love

J xx