So by now it’s well-established that I love glitter and I love paint -so it’s a natural that I should want to try out Glamour Dust Glitter Paint from DecoArt . Like others of this genre, Glamour Dust is an acrylic paint that is impregnated with intense glitter particles that give your projects the “punch” of glitter with out the mess off applying loose glitter.
Here’s a product description from the DecoArtÂ website:
Glamour Dust Glitter Paint, premium ultra-fine elegant glitter paint used for decorative painting, home decor, and general craft painting projects. Adds glitz and shimmer to almost any porous surface.
As you can imagine, my first instinct is to paint some swatches to see how one coat looks on different papers and surfaces:
(Note: the sample on the black cardstock above has one and two coats, respectively.)
What I found was that Glamour Dust Paint has an lightly tinted/translucent base paint, and that the color is derived mostly from the glitter particles. You canÂ on the gold example above- the base is almost colorless. Where the paint was thicker, the color is more intense. This indicates that for a more color, you’ll need multiple coats to build up the color saturation.
Also a word about painting on the paper surfaces, too: I found only minimal wrinkling when painting the samples. This is exciting, because I love the idea of adding a layer of glitter or shimmer on paper crafts- so the next test I dug into was painting a pre-printed Basic Grey Chinese take-out container. I thought it might be more “Christmasy” if I added some Glamour Dust Paint:
Again, the paint applied smoothly and really added a nice touch. Here are some photos of the finished piece. It’s SO HARD to photograph glitter, but I did my best:
Next, I moved on to a paper mache frame. Now, I did start with two coats of white Gesso just to prime the kraft-paper surface. Then I painted on 2 coats of the Ice Crystal Glamour Dust, and here’s the result:
What a great way to gussy up a plain frame!
Lastly, I decided to use coat a plain wooden favor box with True Red Paint from the Americana line, then layered 2 coats of Red Glamour Dust on top. It adds such a great sparkle! And considering that the wooden box was only a dollar, I was able to make a great little giftie for only a couple of bucks!
And isn’t that why we love paint? You can transform so many things with the swipe of a brush.
So what else can you use Glamour Dust Glitter Paint on? Well, jut about any porous surface: wood, canvas, styrofoam, terra cotta, gift bags…you get the idea!
Bottom line: this is great paint to have on hand. Because you’ll probably use it for top coats- to make items sparkle and shine- the 2 ounce bottle will go a long way. And a less than $2.00 a bottle, it’s a super-cheap and quick way of adding the sparkle of ultra-fine glitter without the mess!
Would you like to try a Deco-Arts Sampler Pack? Yeah, I thought so! Our friends from Deco Art are offering one lucky reader the chance to win some today! Leave a comment telling us what you like to paint and/or why, and I’ll choose a winner at random on Monday, December 13th around 12 noon EST. Good luck and have fun!
This giveaway is closed. Thanks to all who entered~!
Disclosure: DecoArt provided paint samples for the purposes of this review and is providing the giveaway prize. Thanks, DecoArt!
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