Making Pastel Glitter

They say necessity is the mother of invention.

I say, if you don’t have what you need, make it.

I needed some pink glitter for an accent on the wings of my Breast Cancer Awareness Angel, it was midnight, and I had none.  So, I decided to try to make some from what I had.  It worked out so well that I made a bunch.  (this wouldn’t have anything to do with my love of that sparkly stuff, would it?)

Here’s how I did it.

Making Pastel Glitter

I started by gathering up some of my glitters.

Making pastel Glitter

Then I started to mix them.  I used a dark colored glitter with an iridescent white glitter.  I couldn’t find an exact ratio.  I just kept adding more color or white until I got the shade I liked.  Here’s the pink.  I started with a neon pink & white.

Making Pastel Glitter

I kept mixing them up until I got the shade I wanted.

Making Pastel Glitter

Next I tried the purple.  It worked, but I think I like the results with fine glitters best.

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Surprisingly, the neon fine glitters seemed to turn out the best.

Making Pastel Glitter

I also loved the way the turquoise turned out.  The top two on the right are turquoise mixed with white.  The one on the far right has more white and is the same shade only paler.

I’ve already used up all of the pink for some ornaments, and had to make more.  Now that I know how to do it, it’s easy to make as much as I need.

Even the brown & copper glitter turned out nicely.

It’s hard to believe that all of those intense colors could be toned down so much.

Making Pastel Glitter

So, if you find yourself in need of a shade of glitter that you don’t have, try mixing up what you have.  You just might surprise yourself!

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