A glitter paint project is a great way to start the day. You guys know how I love bold colors and anything shiny. This glitter paint project has me smiling and making a grab for my sunglasses. It sure brightens up the kitchen.
Pineapple Glitter Paint Project
The Glitterific pineapple looks great anywhere I put it. I have it hanging on the wall right now. I got all that sparkle and shine from FolkArt ® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint. The paint is total glitter overload. It is filled with glitter particles of various sizes and comes in 21 gorgeous glitter color combinations.
For this project I used a pineapple layering stencil and Taklon paint brush from FolkArt. The layering stencil has 3 parts and you can use all of them in the project or pick and choose like I did.
The backdrop for the pineapple is a used photo frame with mat board. I found it in the back of a cabinet. You can find similar frames at the dollar store.
Just look at all that shine. I mixed the Aqua and Tropical colors for the first stencil layer.
For just a hint of background I used the abstract stencil layer from the pineapple stencil pack and first smushed the glitter onto the stencil.
Then I ran the brush over the stencil several times in all directions.
Glitterific has both large and small pieces of glitter in the mix and I knew this layer was not going to be in your face bold with glitter. The background layer came out perfect……perfectly imperfect.
Now it’s time to do the star of the show. For the body of the pineapple I chose Glitterific Gold. Don’t you just love how the glitter sparkles and shines!
In using the Glitterific on the stencil I dabbed the paint on more than brushing. Brushing pulls the glitter instead of laying it on the surface.
This photo of the glitter shows the various sizes of the particles. Some of them are really large. I applied two layers of glitter to the body and the leaves using green for the leaves. The glitter dried enough in about 30 minutes for me to apply the second layer.
One of the things I like best about the Glitterific is not having to use glue then glitter. If you have ever tried to use glue and glitter you know the glitter always pops off even after it dries.
This glitter isn’t going to pop off. I almost painted the frame but black is the perfect contrast.
I can’t wait to try the Glitterific on furniture knobs. I don’t have the perfect furniture piece just yet but I will. Although that nursery piece might be a good candidate. I can see it painted blush or pink with gold Glitterific knobs. What do you guys think??
Go Glitter Or Go Home
Glitterific is water soluble and comes in a 2 ounce bottle. You can use it on wood, papier mache, paper or cardstock, canvas, metal, rigid plastics, terra cotta, glassware, ceramics and fabric.
The paint will not be permanent on glassware, ceramic, rigid plastic and fabric surfaces and is for decorative purposes only.
Disclosure: I partnered with Plaid Crafts to bring you this project. All words, project ideas, and photographs are 100% my own.