Glitter Projects Blog|Glitter My World!
A blank plastic (PVC) mask is a great item to decorate with glitter. Our very own Eddie created this project over the weekend. Let's take a look at the process he used.
Here are the supplies he used. He chose to go for craft glitters and Mod Podge. Three of the glitters he used are ones that will glow under black light.
He used plain masking tape to tape off a border around the eyes so he could do an accent color. Regular tape works fine on plastic. Note: If this had been a paper mask you would want to use the blue painters tape so it would not tear the paper when you remove it.
Eddie loves glitter mixes! He took three of the glitters and mixed them in a container. Note: Mixes really add interest to projects and can be much more dramatic than individual colors.
The Mod Podge was then applied with a brush to all areas except for where the tape was put on.
The glitter mix was then dropped onto the brushed on glue and lightly pressed in. Eddie then allowed the glue to dry (Mod Podge dries clear which makes it great for using with glitter).
There was a lot of humidity that caused the glue to dry slowly. If you are in a hurry you can run a fan over the wet piece or place it in the sun. This will speed the dry time up a bit. When it was dry he removed the tape from around the eyes. Note: Depending on the adhesive type you used- it can be better if you remove the tape while the glue is still wet. Sometimes if you wait until it dries it can tear the glitter back from the mask.
Glue was then applied around the eyes followed by the red glitter. Another drying period, and voila- it's done!
Since Eddie used so many glitters that work under blacklight this should really look great!
Blacklight glitter is hard to photograph. Even so, it is obvious that this mask turned out great. PARTY TIME!