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Abstract Glitter Mosaic!

You might have noticed by now but I love glitter.  Matte, holo, metallic, all shapes and sizes, doesn't matter as long as it's not iridescent.  I hate iridescent glitter because you can't do anything with it and it keeps showing up in 12 packs I buy.  Anyway, favourites of mine are my pots of gold and silver holo glitter, the ones with the black lids.  Nice and evenly shaped and super sparkly, it's really good for my glitter mosaics.  My silver glitter, however, tends to stick together in almost a sheet which is super annoying if you're trying to get a piece at a time.  I decided to run with it this time, so let's take a look at an abstract glitter mosaic.


I started as usual with three coats of Urban Outfitters Hottub which is a really strong bright pink creme. Goes well with the silver glitter.  When the three coats were done - you don't really have to wait for them to dry here - I covered my nail in my slowest drying top coat.  You don't want to use something like Seche Vite as the glitter won't stick because the top coat is too good at its job.  I'm using Wet 'n' Wild top coat I found at the dollar store.  Anyway, starting at a corner, I used an orange stick to pick up the glitter.  Because of the way this stuff sticks together, I'd get between six and a dozen pieces in a sheet or a chain.  I have no idea how you do this is you didn't get the specific sticky batch I did.... but look, sparkly!  You'd be able to get the same effect by carefully shaking the glitter onto your nail, I guess.  I'm tired and appear to have lost my point.... sparkkklyyy






The Verdict: Man, Vines are really good at getting across how sparkly a thing is, especially when my lightbox is where sparklies go to die.  Short of using a flash or a halogen lamp, has anyone had luck accurately capturing holo glitter sparkly inside?  

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