I know I should be making Christmas items right now, but I'm still stuck on Fall items. I've been making these small bowl filler size pumpkins that I think have turned out very cute. They are from a design by R & K Creations.
The original design is of 'sugared' pumpkins. The pumpkins are painted orange and German glass glitter is applied. The pattern looks awesome. However, German glass glitter does NOT like me. It is GLASS after all, and likes to embed itself into my hands. I tried to make one using regular glitter that looks like sugar, instead of the glass glitter, and it doesn't look too bad I guess. I painted the pumpkin with Mod Podge glue and then sprinkled the glitter on. Only problem, when dry, the glitter started to fall off.
You can see where some glitter is missing, from falling off when moved.So I googled to see what others do to keep the glitter from doing this. One tip was to mix the glitter in WITH the glue, then apply it. Now, why didn't I think of that? Another tip was to spray the finished piece with clear acrylic spray like Krylon. I think I'm going to try the glitter mixed with glue method first to see how that goes.