Thursday, June 21, 2012

Glitter Franken Time: Sorta This, Sorta That!

So I have a friend who doesn't understand frankening, which I am trying to understand...but I get the whole "it's messy" thing, I really do. Because my hands have just now (3 hours after this experiment) free of glitter and clear polish residue. BUT you like frankening right?!

Anyhow, this friend liked the Pentimento swatches from Lynn's new collection. It is basically The Glittering Crowd (or the fruitcake one) with lots of white. I decided to do a hybrid version of the two. Notice I did not say the full name of the creator...I am not concerned with hits on the blog! Don't need the dramas.

Supplies: YouMix glitters, TKB glitters. You will need YouMix's Death By Glitter (its like a glitter factory exploded; there are some white and black in it) and a good variety of white glitters, such as micro glitter, small and large hexes, bar glitters, and square glitter. I also added some more black bars. I like black bars. 

The end result did not have as much white micro...well, not as much white period. I plan on making my friend one with much more white. What I would do is start with a mix of white glitter and then add the colored glitter.

It is a bit clumpy. I thinned it but I think it needs some work.

My right hand!! Sorry for the poor cleanup, I wanted to catch the sunlight.

Again, it is just a random glitter recipe. Add glitter until you get it to where you want it to be. If you need to use measurements, do it! I fill the bottle 3/4 full then add the glitter little bits at a time. As with anything, it just needs finagling to get it right.


  1. O.o I have these glitters. I have to try this.

  2. Awesome! Hoping youmix restocks soon, I need some glitter!!

    1. I hope there are more of the matte glitters. They are so cute.

  3. So awesome!

    This is the exact #1 I wanted, but was looking for other ways to get it (ie. something similar and not actually purchasing THE Pintimento)

    So. awesome.