Glitter Glamour – James Bond (Girl) Theme – Prom

Okay, ya’all know I love glitter. Although I would have been more than happy to spend 3 hours applying gemstones to my daughter again, she did not want a ‘repeat’ from Homecoming. We had several ideas, but nothing we could settle on as the perfect compliment to her dress. As we looked at some of the Bond Girls from a web search, we thought a modern BG just might have a unique tattoo. We considered various symbols and jungle animals but nothing fit. We looked at various flowers, and she finally settled on a simple rose. AND, I got to play with glitter! Yay!

I used outdoor vinyl for the stencil because it is thinner and would mold to her shape best. We also purchased some cosmetic glue and cosmetic grade glitter.


I created the stencil patterns in MTC, and cut the vinyl on my Zing! Next, I applied the stencils to her arm and applied the cosmetic glue.


The next step is to remove the stencil before the glue dries or you’ll end up with strings of glue stretching out from the design.


The glue is ‘ready’ when it turns completely clear. Then you can use a brush to apply the glitter.


Brush back and forth many times and in many directions to ensure good coverage.  Finally, wipe over the area with your hand to release any extra glitter.



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And here is my Glitter Glamour Girl at Prom:

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AND…yesterday was her graduation. I want to thank Nancy for this wonderful idea – from her First Birthday post. Although my posters got a little wet on the way home, and therefore a little wrinkled, these were fabulous on my car for everyone to see when we left the school. Some of the graphics are done with a Sharpie marker using my KNK Maxx 24″ and some of them are vinyl. On her name, I used Copic markers to air brush pink along the top and blue along the bottom to make it “pop”.




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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

33 thoughts on “Glitter Glamour – James Bond (Girl) Theme – Prom

  1. Wow, how creative. Makes me wish I had teenagers again . . . well, maybe not! I’ll use the idea with grandkids!

    • Oh, yes, we created a bunch of stencils for my nieces and nephews (aged 2-17) and they had a lot of fun putting them on each other during family get-togethers. Your grandkids will love it!

  2. What a Cool Idea!! You come up with some very innovative ways to use our wonderful cutters. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you! There are so many ways to use our KNKs; I am so glad I discovered them and the wonderful support from Sandy M!

  3. Wow! I would NEVER have thought to do that! Your daughter looked beautiful. I love her dress. Where do you get the cosmetic glue and glitter?

    • Thank you very much! We picked the glitter and glue up somewhere along the way with Cheerleading and/or Dance. Omnicheer is one I can think of – but if you Google “cosmetic grade glitter” you will find many options.

  4. This is one of the coolest ideas I have seen in ages. I loved the glitter design. I’m only sorry I didn’t see this before the proms here. My niece owns her own hair style shop and has decided to learn how to do this for her customers. You Rock, Michele. Thanks for the GREAT idea.

    • I’m glad you think so! And thank you very much. The rhinestones, or the glitter designs would make great additions to a styling salon – especially for these types of events. I wanted to do angel wings in silver or white on her back but it didn’t go with the theme. (But I will offer to do a clear crystal design for her wedding some day…..)

  5. OMG!!! This is the best idea for an awesome skin decoration. I bet your daughter really appreciates your creativity. I know I do.
    Thank you so much for your great article.

    • I love your excitement! Thank you so much. I am blessed with a daughter who, although she doesn’t like crafting, appreciates what I do for her.

  6. What a different way to use the cutter. Thanks for the new ideas floating around in my head!

    • You’re welcome! Love to hear you were inspired with ideas! I use my KNKs to create all kinds of stencils – for shimmer mists, paint, copic airbrushing, etc. I’ll have some samples at the Light Your Fire with KNK Retreat in August.

  7. This is a super great idea. And not as permanent as tattoos, it looks amazing!

    • And super fun! I did a dragon on my nephew with all different greens and it turned out very cool. He is a swimmer, and it came off in about 3 days though.

  8. Great project!! Will have to give the body art stencils a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • I forgot to mention, I’ve also made ‘body art’ stencils and airbrushed the color on with Copics. (You need more space around the outside of the stencil for overspray.) The colors aren’t super brilliant but do look more realistic – and wash off in a few days.

  9. Now I am thinking for my daughter’s wedding (some day), I could do iridescent glitter ‘drips’ with clear crystal AB rhinestone ‘droplets’ below. …or maybe a lace pattern dotted with rhinestones. Oh the ideas whirling around…..

  10. Can you tell me how well the glitter stayed on and for how long. This would be so fun to do with my grand daughters. Thanks

  11. My little girl is only 6, lucky for me I have some time before prom, but this is a case I wish it were sooner so I can try this! Thanks for sharing!

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