Reported by Cassandra Darwin
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I was excited to try the FolkArt Chunky Glitter Acrylic Paint, because I use acrylic paint more than any other paint for holidays, party, home decor, and general crafts. Not to mention I can always find something that needs a little extra sparkle. To start out, I tested the two paint colors (Gold and Silver) using a variety of layers and painting surfaces. You will see below that it takes many, many coats to get full glitter coverage. I remember the first time I used a glitter paint, I mistakenly assumed that one (or maybe two) coats would cover the entire surface. It all depends on the look you want in the end – so layer as needed.
And here is a close-up of the silver glitter paint so you can see the texture. Unfortunately the gold was difficult to photograph because it is so shiny.
The instructions for this paint are very simple, and clean-up is easy since it is water-based. Just be sure to rinse your brushes quickly.
I found that the consistency of the paint was very easy to work with. It was smooth to apply, and the glitter coverage was pretty even after more than one coat. After testing a few different brushes I found that longer and stiffer bristles worked better than shorter or softer ones. The paint has a cloudy appearance in the bottle and when you first apply it, but this is normal and it quickly turns clear as it dries.
After doing all this testing I wanted to complete an actual project, so I used a mold to create some clay embellishments. After they were baked I simply painted them with the Folk Art Chunky Glitter paint. At first I thought I may have applied too much at one time – the first coat was very thick and opaque with bubbles.
But about 20 minutes later it looked like this:
So I added one more coat to the clay flower and am very happy with the finished embellishments.
Supplies | Paint: FolkArt Chunky Glitter Acrylic Paint (Gold). Clay: Michael’s Craft Smart Polymer Clay. Molds: Stampin’ Up! Buttons & Blooms Simply Pressed Molds.
- Great selection of colors
- Water based for easy application and cleanup
- Made in the USA
- Stronger smell than other acrylic paints – more like glue
- Full coverage will take multiple coats (but that is standard for this type of paint)
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