Not too hard, it turns out. With a heat tool (not a hairdryer - you need a craft heat gun) and embossing powder, you can make as much glitter paper as you like, keeping it handy to glam up craft projects and cards. Here's how to do it!
|Homemade shiny glitter paper|
What you need
- embossing powder
- pigment ink
- heat tool
|What you need, clockwise from left: cardstock, embossing powder, pigment ink, heat tool|
Let's get started!
|Start by inking part of your paper with pigment ink. Use a slow-drying ink: it needs to stay wet long enough for the embossing powder to stick to.|
|Sprinkle embossing powder over the inked areas of the paper. I'm using a combination of silver and blue powders here. The powder will stick to the damp ink.|
|Pour off the excess powder onto a piece of scrap paper and save it for later use.|
|Continue inking and embossing until the entire paper is covered. It probably will look uneven and blotchy. That's okay -we're going to do another round!|
|Again, working in sections, re-ink part of the paper. It's actually easier to ink and emboss the second time now that the paper is already covered with embossing.|
|For the second pass, I used only blue powder. The silver powder peeks through, creating a nice shiny contrast.|
|And here's the finished paper, shiny and silvery-blue, and ready to use in a craft project!|