Glitter Paper

by Lindsay Adreon

Use a mixed media treatment to create your own glitter paper.


  • Glossy gel medium (The Crafter's Workshop Glossy & Matte Gel used here - matte will work, too, but gives different results - see below)
  • Palette knife
  • Glitter (fine glitter works best)
  • Heavy weight cardstock
  • Mixing palette
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project


  1. Step 1

    Add a medium size dollop of the glossy gel medium onto your mixing palette. And add in a good amount of glitter.

  2. Step 2

    Using the palette knife, mix glitter and gel medium together.

  3. Step 3

    Continue to add more glitter until a gritty texture is achieved and little white gel can be seen.

  4. Step 4

    Using the palette knife, start to smooth the glitter gel over cardstock. Try to make the gel as smooth as possible with no cardstock showing through.

  5. Step 5

    Cover the entire piece of cardstock then set aside to fully dry.

  6. Step 6

    When the glitter paper is dry it should have a nice shine! Use the paper anyway you want. It can be die cut, trimmed down, or used as is!

  7. Step 7

    Use Matte Gel Medium for a matte glitter paper. Follow the exact same steps as above.

  8. Step 8

    The Matte Gel Medium gives a matte finish to the glitter paper!

  9. Step 9

    You can also use a different kinds of paper. Acetate is a great base if you have trouble creating a smooth surface. Just flip it over once it dries. This also creates a glitter paper that won't shed!

  10. Step 10

    Use your glitter paper however you want! It can be die cut, trimmed down, embossed, etc!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Glitter Paper. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Absolutely brilliant! I LOVE this idea...Thanks so much!
jmhoffmann  |  Wed Apr 22, 2020 at 3:32 AM
Thank you for sharing, what a great idea.
Grannanny  |  Wed Apr 22, 2020 at 3:48 AM
Great video and ideas!
SarahSaulsbery  |  Wed Apr 22, 2020 at 8:24 AM
That's a whole lot of glitter, LOL! It's a good way to use up the tons of glitter in your stash (not that I have any).
Scrapjanny  |  Wed Apr 22, 2020 at 10:45 AM
Thank you for sharing - great idea and easy to follow directions!
stamperbairb  |  Wed Apr 22, 2020 at 11:19 AM
Great video. I haven’t tried the paste on acetate. That looks very cool. Great idea.
Experimental  |  Wed Apr 22, 2020 at 1:40 PM
This is super, especially on the acetate! Thank you for a great tutorial!
grammasuzi  |  Wed Apr 22, 2020 at 2:59 PM

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