DIY Custom Color Glitter
Hi everyone, it’s Andrea from The Cottage Market and I am so happy to be with you all again! Today we have a really cool…but quick and easy DIY project… DIY Custom Color Glitter! With a few supplies you can have any color or shade of glitter your heart desires. You can even made a range of shades!
If you need to have a color glitter to match a wedding…done! Want to create an ombre effect with glitter…no problem! It’s really fun to make and experiment with too. And we can achieve this in just a few quick and easy steps. Let me show you…
You will need… White glitter…Clear Plastic Containers …Alcohol Ink…a bowl and a stirrer. (You can even mix right in your containers if you want).
DIY Custom Color Glitter Tutorial:
Step 1: The first thing you do, is to put your glitter in a bowl or a container. (I actually mixed mine in the plastic container) I started with 2 heaping tablespoons of glitter.
Step 2: Then I added 10 drops of Alcohol Ink and…
Step 3: Next I quickly stirred and stirred and stirred. You will want to really work it in there. After that I wound up with glitter in this beautiful Aqua shade! I actually recommend mixing in the smaller container…it is easier and quicker. I DO NOT suggest doing a LARGE amount at one time. I would also suggest that you write down the formula for the color you love…so I would have marked this…2 heaping tablespoons plus 10 drops of Alcohol Ink. You will be glad you did later if you want to recreate the same exact shade.
Step 4: I then proceeded to experiment with a medium shade and a darker by increasing my Ink to 15 and 20…check out the results from that below…
Step 5: Once your glitter is mixed and you have achieved the color that you are looking for…allow it to dry for 24 hours before using. You will have to give it a good stir again at that time…I tapped the plastic container on the table a few times and that worked nicely. Here are a few more colors that I played with…
this gorgeous fuchsia pink and…
a golden, almost mustard, yellow color …
And the Aqua glitter again. There are SO MANY possibilities!!! Experiment…but start with small amounts of drops…you can always add to it, but you can’t take it away! Remember…I totally recommend doing small batches in small containers…it really mixes better and quicker. Now next time you say I wish I could find a certain color glitter you can!
Sure hope you enjoyed learning how to custom color glitter! If you enjoy making your own craft supplies, to save a little money, you might also like my post about How To Make Glitter Glue HERE.
I will see you soon…but if you would like to visit in the mean time…you can always drop by The Cottage Market…it’s where I hang out!
Is alcohol ink safe to use on the face – I want to make glitters to use as loose shadow glitters.
Hi Emily, I would NOT recommend that at all. It’s a crafting product and therefore not made for cosmetic purposes. It’s not worth risking your health, skin or eyes!!
Rachael Forsythe says
When you dye your own glitter will it bleed if used in a liquid like resin. If so what can you do to stop it
Thanks so much for your advice
In all honesty, I am not sure Rachael. As with all thing crafting, practice on a scrap piece and see. Would love to hear from you with the results 🙂
Can i mix two different colors of the ink to make a custom color?
absolutely Eboni! That is the beauty of creating your own 🙂
Arlene Anderson says
I’m a little confused on the faux metallic rubbing wax. I’m not finding the makeup powder at the discount stores. Can I use talcum powder/body powder? And, what do I add to make any color I want? I’m already signed up for your e-mail’s. Thanks.
This is actually a guest post from Andrea over at The Cottage Market. She is taking the summer off, so I can’t tell you for sure. The color appears to be from the colored powder makeup she found at the Dollar store. You could give it a try with what you have and see if it works? Good luck!
barb macaskill says
Awesome!! Will be getting some white glitter ASAP!! Thanks for the tutorial!
Thanks Barb! Have fun 🙂
Elaine Gall says
Where is the best place to purchase the bulk glitter?
Karen Watson says
Hi Elaine, I think Andrea used some glitter that she had on hand for awhile. You can usually find good deals on Glitter at Amazon or on Etsy. I hope that helps!
Cindy Groh says
Awesome idea, Love the colors.
Barb in Kazoo says
This looks like fun. I’m curious have you ever tried to use clear glitter or a iridescent? Just wondering.
Yes Barb, you can use whatever you like!! Enjoy:)