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Unread 09-13-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Painting and gluing glitter vinyl

Working on a small project with some leftover glitter vinyl (if it can be called that - paper thin) and I wanted to paint it a different color. Since it's textured when I paint it I actually change the shade of the paint, hence the need to paint it white first. So my questions are as follows -

It's going to be glued in a heart pattern on a T shirt in a scale fashion (each piece overlaps each other) should I glue it down first, and then paint it, or paint it and then glue it down? If I painted it (I'm going to seal it) wouldn't the paint flake off with the glue and come off? The glitter doesn't really flake off, but it's textured. If I don't paint it, would I need to seal it to prevent glitter flake? I ran my hand over it roughly several times and no glitter came off, but still.

Also, this stuff is stronger than paper, but I can still tear it with my hands. If I glue all the edges/center/etc (covering the entire back) with glue should that be strong enough to keep it down, or would I need to put something over it to keep it safe? It's just going to be a heart on a plain cotton shirt, but I'd like it to last longer than two days.

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Unread 09-14-2014, 07:21 AM   #2
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What exactly is that glitter stuff? what part of the craft store did you buy it in? is it machine washable? We need to know that in order to let you know if this is a one time wearable or not.
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I actually bought it online forever ago. Here's the link
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It's heat transfer material, that means you iron it on, no glue necessary. And yes it's washable.
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Unread 09-15-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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Siser products just need a lot of heat to fuse to your fabric. I recently used the glitter version for a cosplay. You really need to bake it onto the fabric. I us a pressing cloth and my iron on hight with steam.

http://www.siserna.com/glitter

Paint it afterwards as the heat can warp the acrylic paint.
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Okay, thank you! And they should be okay overlapping?
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Test a scrap piece first The should used but the texture of the glitter might not work. I know the the smooth ones are layer able.
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