I grabbed a package of glittery bird ornaments last year, threw them in a box, and forgot about them. My intention was to alter them, and, I finally got around to finishing one today.
This is the original finish. Very glittery. I don't have anything against glitter, but this was a little much for me.
I layered on various shades of paint, and finished by hand rubbing the final layer of gesso over the surface. The glitter underneath gave it great texture. I stopped when I got the look I wanted.
Now, the glitter is more of a whisper.
See ya soon.