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.
Edit: forgot a picture. Link