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I recently went to a fashion show in which I saw some amazing outfits, some of which had glitter on it. It was not ordinary glitter, but rather sparkled like diamonds do. I know that companies such as tulip makes glitter fabric paint, but this was way better and had more sparkle than tulip paints. Does anyone know of such glitter fabriic paint that has the sparkle and shimmering qualities that I speak of, or any technique that would produce those results.
 

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I use "Crystal Glitter" that you can sprinkle on wet glue or paint. I have also mixed it in with my paint before putting on shirts. I bought it at Michael's and it comes in various colors. Don't know if that is what you saw or not.
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alphadatabase said:
Hello all,

I recently went to a fashion show in which I saw some amazing outfits, some of which had glitter on it. It was not ordinary glitter, but rather sparkled like diamonds do. I know that companies such as tulip makes glitter fabric paint, but this was way better and had more sparkle than tulip paints. Does anyone know of such glitter fabriic paint that has the sparkle and shimmering qualities that I speak of, or any technique that would produce those results.
There are glittler inks that are very sparkly and give that look. We only use them as heat transfers.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I do not think that it was a transfer because one was placed on the entire lapel of a blazer jacket, and the other one was on the hood of a hooded sweatshirt. What brand are the inks you speak of though?
 

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I guess you dont have a photo of your example?

Glitter inks that sparkle.... really sparkly glitter is what im saying (du-no the name :( ). Is that it ?

or is it a deco type material ? .....you can buy fabrics (from your local fabric store) that are also sparkly, you can bond them (as designs or panels/patterns) to other fabrics/shirts etc. too. ;)
 

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Here is a pic of a sample of the glitter (look on the hood of this picture)

well, hard to tell from the picture. But you can get Glitter Transfer Designs to give you same type of look (from what i can see). :D .... nice bounce.
 

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Below is what glitter Silver Ink Transfers look like. Sorry, Hard for me to photograph Glitter :eek: . Of course you can have different designs with a bunch of other glitter colors.

Just an example of glitter ink transfer.

 

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Where can I find those glitter ink transfers, and how is it applied?
Alpha,

there are 2 ways to create stuff with these glitter inks.
You can order your own designs from transfer makers, they charge by the color qty. in your designs, so the more colors the more expensive it gets. Also Glitter transfers cost about 2x of regular colors (not glitter).

The other way, if you feel creative, buy these glitter inks that come on a transfer sheet in single colors. You than trace/draw freehand/freestyle on the back side of the transfer sheet, cut it out and apply.

You can also scrape the glitter ink off of these sheets, then sprinkle it on a shirt (improvised), to create a funky glitter type designs.

You can apply it with home iron or heat press, they are a cold peel type transfer.
 

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Below is a sample of a HOT pink Glitter Ink sheet to trace/draw your freestyle designs. It looks dull on the sheet but after it is applied it turns very Sparkly.

There are also Glitter materials (not ink) that look fantastic that come in roll, made a quick sample for you "Phat Baby" (hope Phat dont mind :)). You can Freestyle or use a cutter/plotter to make your own 1,2,3 color designs.

Hope this helps some. :D

 

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I would like to know where you can buy the transfer glitter and if you can use with the plotter.thanks
Alfredo, the PHAT BABY photo sample above you can use with a cutter, it comes in 20" width rolls, you can cut it down if your cutter is not that wide. It comes in Glitter Silver, Gold, Red, Green, Blue and Black (the Black is amaizing when you print it on black shirts).

The plastisol ink sheets, i think there is a sponsor here that sells them.

We do not use the Ink sheets with cutters, too messy and to much work. We use it for small quantity jobs, we make a stencil and cut by hand with a knife.

Try a google search near you for Wholesale Thermoflex.

Remember that all Glitter Materials and Inks are delicate in the wash....thats because its Glitter. :)
 

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Alfredo, the PHAT BABY photo sample above you can use with a cutter, it comes in 20" width rolls, you can cut it down if your cutter is not that wide. It comes in Glitter Silver, Gold, Red, Green, Blue and Black (the Black is amaizing when you print it on black shirts).
Do you know if it requires a special blade to cut? Does it leave residue on the cutter?
 

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Do you know if it requires a special blade to cut? Does it leave residue on the cutter?
hi there,
no special blade, i use the normal vinyl blades for the PHAT baby sample. No mess.

As for the ink glitter sheets in my sample, never tried it with a cutter, i cut it by hand. I'm sure you could afix a temporary adhesive clear carrier etc... but too much work and with glitter inks it would get messy...i think.:)
 
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