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« on: July 06, 2011 10:49:43 PM »



While other teams in my league are buying custom commercial stickers for their helmets, my team decided to glam up our helmets ourselves.  Here is mine after three layers of spray glue and glitter and two layers of epoxy. This is my first experience in playing with epoxy, so I'm not really sure why the texture did not come out smooth.  It's more of a soft sandpaper surface.  Maybe I need to add more layers of epoxy, I don't know.  Even with the imperfect surface, I love the look.  I have a ton of glitter left over, so now I have to figure out what to do with it, ha ha!

This is what my helmet looked like before it was glammed up:
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011 08:25:16 AM »

A crafty roller derby team? I LOVE it!!!

The helmet really turned out great. The color is FUN!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011 08:43:48 AM »

Awesome!!  I've been thinking to glitter my helmet too!  My husband suggested using spray paint glitter.  Yours probably is more densely glittered than mine would be. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011 11:35:06 AM »

Is there such a thing as sparsely glittered?  Really?   Cheesy

We used the tutorial from Purity of the Stitch.  If you must restrain yourself and use glitter sparsely, I found a video tutorial by gecka which shows a light glitter application along with a glitter explosion application like my helmet.

And oh yes, there are at least four of us crafty girls on the team.  We've made:
  • two sets of helmet panties for games and scrimmages
  • toe guards
  • stenciled sweat towels with our team name, so they won't go missing after a game or practice
  • modified pad straps, so they actually fit girls

My next project is an end of season gift for all the girls and coaches on my team.  I want to take action pics of the girls and frame them.  Sounds simple, but I want to posterize the photos and use glitter (of course!) on either the mats or frames.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011 10:25:01 AM »

It's sooooo shiny! I've been wanting to glitterfy my rollerblades, but haven't found the time to yet. But this is a great way to make helmets cool for kids (since they always argue about wearing them!).
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011 09:48:20 AM »

OMG much improved!  I am now eyeing up my mike helmet...
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011 01:30:25 PM »

Extremely awesomely bad asssssss Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011 10:37:42 AM »

This seems like it would also be a good way to rescue a scuffed up helmet Smiley
When I get tired of all my random stickers, I might just have a go at this!
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011 07:37:00 AM »

Yep, the glitter obliterates the previous look of the helmet.  One girl's helmet used to look pretty sad - very scuffed, old stickers, etc.  The glitter made it a whole new pretty thing.  Of course, this only applies to looks.  Mine is a multi-hit helmet, so I feel comfortable using it for a while yet.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011 07:58:42 AM »

What a great idea!  Did the other girl have to sand down or remove the stickers before glitterizing hers?  Or does the glitter and epoxy cover up and hide the outlines?
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