It’s about to get very sparkly in here, courtesy of crystal flatbacks and insane glitter paper! I love these Sparkle Portraits because they ooze high fashion, perfect for dressing up any space. Add to your bedroom wall, or simply prop up on a table for a neat home decor addition.
These portraits end up looking slightly 3D- the embellishment is located outside the glass (glitter trapped inside), so it’s got added depth which makes the images pop.
I could see these in all different themes and colors. I recycled magazines here by using clippings to create focal pieces, so feel free to use your favorite model (I love Kate!), image or icon.
Step 1: Gather materials. You will need glitter paper (find in the scrapbooking at any craft store), magazines, a glass picture frame (mine from Ross) Gem-Tac, crystal flatbacks in different sizes and colors and scissors.
Step 2: Start by cutting the glitter paper – use the glass from the frame as a template. Trace, then cut out. Put the paper in between the glass plates and secure in the frame. The embellishments will go outside the glass!
Step 3: Cut out a picture from your magazine. Kate is my favorite, and I loved this edgy picture. You can really use any image you desire, just make sure it will fit in your frame!
Step 4: Cut your image precisely to fit in the frame, and use a gluestick to glue the image to the outside of the glass. Gently press down evenly to get rid of any bubbles that may pop up from the glue. Let this dry.
Step 5: After the glue has dried, it’s time to embellish! Use Gem-Tac and a toothpick to add detailed crystals to different parts of the image. There is no right or wrong way. Make sure you use a clear-drying glue (like Gem-Tac) so that excess glue doesn’t add a white haze to the design.
I filled in her boot, then embellished the tweed jacket with purple, grey, black and maroon crystals. Use colors that fit the design – I stuck with edgy colors here that played off the tones in the gold glitter.
When you feel you’ve filled in your design, let it dry for a couple hours. Feel free to hang anywhere for a touch of glam!
Use small or large frames depending on the space you want to fill. I will definitely be making more of these to dress up my room!
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