Glitter isn't for everyone, but it can be used to great effect: a little glitter gives an object a hint of sheen, a little more adds fun sparkle, and a lot of glitter makes a bold statement. When Jenn Bayer, a professional makeup artist in Charleston, S. C., decided to add a "fabulously tacky" touch to her makeup studio, she decided to decorate one wall completely in glitter.
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Bayer explored glitter wallpaper but it was too expensive, glitter paints and sprays were too subtle and blow-on glitter had her quickly out of breath. In the end she decided to mix glitter with Mod Podge decoupage medium to create a paint she could use to cover the entire wall. 

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The materials Bayer used include: glitter in two sizes for varied texture and Mod Podge decoupage medium. Sponge brushes and a putty knife were used for applying the mixture and Goo Gone for clean up.

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Bayer wanted the entire wall to be thickly covered in glitter, so she mixed her glitters with the Mod Podge to a chunky concrete-like consistency. A thin consistency results in more of a sheer look.

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A sponge brush applies the mixture and spreads it evenly. To keep the effect very thick, use short strokes. The thick consistency does not run like paint; it falls in chunks. Bayer notes that it is a "pretty messy" process.

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Bayer's tutorial video was posted in July 2014, and in a comment from late May 2016, she notes that there are "no signs of wear yet." It's the perfect touch of glamorous WOW for a makeup studio!

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