I saw a clip of a Japanese car show and they had a Mercedes that was 100% covered in crystals. Of course I had to drop what I was working on to make something just like it. Problem – I didn’t have enough crystals in my supplies. The horror! Well, they say glitter is the poor man’s bling, so glitter it is!
These cars in my photo are Patrick’s and DeAngelo’s. The green car is the exact model Patrick owned when I met him. It was charcoal grey and we used to drive around in it on our early dates. After we were married and had rent to pay, he sold it. He has been heart-broken ever since. We always say someday we’ll get another one, so until then, I got him this micro version. He keeps it on his art table for visual manifestation purposes… eee gads, and then I go and glitter it up! At first I worried he would be mad, but he told me loves it even more now!
These are covered in my Crafty Chica glitters – Glamour Queen Green and Rockabilly Ruby and I added some Be Bop Black to dirty them up for a vintagey kind of look. I bet you are tired of reading me “talk” about my love of glitter – but I am so proud of these glitters, they are truly premium and every time I use them I am amazed at their dazzle. You can’t tell by the picture, or even by the bottle, but once you actually use them, you can see the sly holographic effects in them.
TO MAKE THESE:
Lightly sand the paint on the cars.
Use a fine liner brush and coat with Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue, pour on the Crafty Chica™ Chunky Glitters™ ! Blow away excess. Let dry. For more sparkle power, add some mini-flat back crystals!
Here is the Japanese car show video – fast forward to the 1:21 mark to see the eye-popping crystal car.