Yep, the genius’ at Krylon have done it again. Are you surprised?…cause I’m not. Introducing da da da da! Krylon’s new Glitter Blast!!
The question of the day became where in your house can you use glitter without it being a holiday, or related to your 8 year old daughter? So I thought and thought about it.
If you have read Vintage Revivals for very long you know that I love taking things that are total opposites and putting them together to create something that is unique and sort of brave. So this is what I came up with:
Oh yes, my friends that is a wood grain glitter lampshade.
You can close your mouths now.
This is one of my favorite projects ever. I am obsessed with how cool it is. What is more opposite than wood and glitter? Not much…Want to learn how to make one?
The most important part is Krylon’s new Glitter Blast. Have you ever used glitter spray paint before? I have and it sucks. Not enough glitter too much “paint”. I was SHOCKED when I used the Glitter Blast. I am never going to have to buy an overpriced glitter ball ornament again. Holla!!
This stuff is a spray of SOLID glitter. The color that I used was Golden Glow. I am so impressed with this product there aren’t even words. You have to try it for yourselves. I have never seen anything like this as far as the glitter concentration goes, aside from putting glue down and sprinkling loose glitter on it. (You would NEVER be able to do a project like this with that technique.) This stuff is just amazing.
Ok now for the tutorial.
Start out with a lampshade. I got mine at Target for $15.00 (see what happens when you NEED something? You pay way too much. Hoarders unite!)
Measure the widest part of your shade to make sure you use a long enough piece of vinyl.
I created the wood grain pattern and cut it out with my Silhouette.
**If you don’t want to invest 4+ hours it will take to make your own wood grain image you can buy the exact one that I made for super cheap! (cough cough $5.00 $4.00 for 3 days only!) And we can be TWINNERS!!
It is a really detailed design and will take a few minutes to cut out. I was using not awesome vinyl from the craft store and had to watch it very closely to make sure that a piece didn’t lift and grab the roller and mess the whole thing up. Cause it did. Twice.
Next you will weed it:
If your shade is perfectly cylindrical then you don’t need to do this. If it tapers, you will. Cut your design into strips so that you can put it on and keep it straight.
There were lots of pieces that I had to put on by hand. (Because cheap vinyl doesn’t really stick to the fabric on the lampshade. If you use shades like the ones I used in the Epic Room Makeover it would be WAY easier to put it on) Its sorta tedious but totally worth it.
Now for the best part! Its time to GLITTERIZE!
When you are using Glitter Blast make sure you shake it really well. Start your spray off of your project (it takes a second for the glitter to come out) but when it does you are going to LOVE IT!! Do a few light coats. (I did 2) If you make it too thick your vinyl will take some of the glitter spray off when you are peeling it away. (yes, I learned that the hard way too) so spray it until its solid but not heavy.
Then while your paint is still wet peel of your design (I used tweezers and it went really fast).
Ok, so lets say that you are like me and put your spray on too heavy in a few spots and the vinyl took some of it off. Its such an easy fix you are going to die. And maybe want to kiss me.
Spray some Glitter Blast onto your go to paint holder:
Then take a small brush and paint it on. Seriously. Because it is already textured you can’t tell where you had to add it.
I wish you guys could see this in real life. It is out of this world amazing.
Ok so now here is the fun for you part! Do you want to win a 6 pack of Krylon Glitter Blast and $50.00 to your fave crafty store (Walmart, Joanns, Hobby Lobby or Michaels)?
All you have to do is link up a project that you have made sparkle or shine! Five people will be selected to win!
1. Link your shiny craft/home decor project here by Midnight, Thursday Sept 15th.
2.The five bloggers that are hosting the Glitter Blast party will each choose their fave. (Me, Jen from Tatertots & Jello, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Amy from Mod Podge Rocks and Heather from Dollar Store Crafts).
3. Winners will be announced on or about Friday, September 16th at noon.
4. Residents of USA only.
Also each of these awesome gals have made some super fun projects using Glitter Blast so make sure you visit the first couple of links on the party to see what they have come up with!