Art Glitter Tutorial

Holidays are over and I’m slowly getting back to some kind of routine. Speaking of routine, here is today’s photo challenge (Day 8 – Routine). It’s titled Sh–, Shower, Shave and…

So on to using Art Glitter. You do need Art Glitter Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive (for cotton fabrics) and Art Glitter. Iron freezer paper on the back of your fabric.
Tape the fabric down on a piece of cardboard.
Draw your design and pour glitter over glue–in this test I followed the outline of five trees in my fabric. Let air dry 4-5 hours. I covered this with a plastic lid in case someone came by or turned on the fan.
Shake off excess glitter onto a piece of paper and put back in jar. Remove fabric from cardboard, remove freezer paper, and place on a foil-covered cookie sheet. (I used a steak pan covered in foil for this sample). Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and TURN OFF. Leave project in oven for 30 minutes. This heat sets the glitter and it is not supposed to come off. If you do this on clothing, wash inside out in cold water before wearing; line dry or tumble dry. Do not bleach or dry clean. There are other adhesives for different fabrics. When I do this on a piece of clothing and wash it, I’ll do another post.

I wish I could say I found this product locally but alas I went online (; you might try other discount sources.  Now go glitter something or wear your tiara.


Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at and here (previously but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

Posted on January 3, 2015, in tutorial and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Now I just need a cup of coffee and our visit will be complete!


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