a hint for you...
hm... mild acid wash, coupled with sparkly bits throughout...
Well, rather than keep you in suspense, I was perusing the thrift store the other day and found this tacky clutch for $2! Rather than throwing it aside thinking I didn't have bell bottoms to match, I found a fun way to up-cycle it (even though everything in me wanted to up-chuck instead).
With a lot of help from Martha Stewart's gold glitter, Mod Podge
and a lot of patience on my end, I came up with this:
The clutch had magnets in the flaps (yet another reason why that was $2 well spent!), and even with all of the mod podge, the magnets work perfectly & the glitter stays put
(so you don't end up looking like you hugged a fairy or rolled a Christmas ornament all over your clothes)
Here's the how-to:
adapted from this
What you need:
- Martha Stewart fine glitter (I used florentine gold)
- Mod Podge
- sponge brush
- shallow container & tin foil
- Line a container with tin foil. I used tupperware that had a lid so I could save left over for the next coat. It worked like a charm.
- Mix the mod podge & glitter (I eyed 1 part mod podge & 2 parts glitter. It will look look like a beige-y sludge, but it's supposed to!)
- With the sponge brush, start applying the 'glodge' (glitter & podge. just being lazy), and let it dry. When wet, it will look milky, but it will dry all glittery and purrrty
- Wait for it to be dry to add another coat. Repeat on all sides of the clutch. You will need patience for this :)
I needed about 3 coats of 'glodge' before the jean started to disappear & the inner disco dancing queen started to emerge ;)
When dry, it looks a like a completely different accessory!
a view from above (what a veiny hand!)
I'm giving this as a little gift for my sister-in-law, whose life as a budding actress is often spent at award shows and glitzy events (a perfect match for this sparkly number).
Hope you had a fabulous day!