Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tina loves.....Glimmer Mist!

Hi, It's Tina here with my "love" blog post!  I'm not really one for too much lovey dovey stuff, so I thought I'd tell you a bit about a product that I absolutely love, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  This is seriously gorgeous to work with, plus you can get messy (which is half the fun!)
A few tips...
* It's very easy to clean up, just rinse with water (but the darker/stronger colours will stain your fingers)
* You don't need to use alot.  The glimmer starts to show as it dries, so you don't need to soak your paper (which is a common mistake, and wastes alot of the product)
* You can wipe off the excess, but this also wipes off some of the glimmer.  This comes down to personal preference.
* Use a cardboard box as a spray booth.
* Holding the Glimmer Mist bottle close to your item will give a strong concentration of colour, holding it approx 20-25 cm away gives a light mist.
* Use it to custom colour your flowers (see below), doilies, and laces (as on the layout above).

* Works extremely well on absorbant materials such as paper, chipboard, & fabric, but it will eventually dry on other materials.
* Spray over stencils and masks to create your own patterned paper.
* Custom colour white cardstock for a unique effect.  Stamp with the Glimmer Mist as I've done with the butterfly on the layout below.
* You can also use the "left-overs" from Cricut cuts, or chipboard letters as stencils.
* Press the nozzle quickly for a finer mist or slowly to create more "blobs" when spraying.
If you're wondering which colour to try I'd suggest gold (which goes with everything), or chosing a colour you use often in your scrapping.

Now to show you some of the new goodies Liz has at Artfull Crafts. I painted the Twiddlybitz Filagree shadow box with gesso, then Kaisercraft white paint, then added some Tim Holtz Crackle paint to the front.

Once dry I applied Distress ink to highlight the cracks and then spritzed with Glimmer Mist

I used the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes "Magical Butterflies" and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.

I also used Glimmer Mist on the Kaisercraft Paper Blooms, Sullivans mini roses,  and Kaisercraft English Rose paper.

I added Diamond Dust and Distress Stickles to the flowers
There was lots of diecuts to choose from, and this saying totally suited my project.

The Kaisercraft rub-ons added that little bit extra, and are a really nice quality.
The final result.....
Let me know what you think!
Happy scrapping,


  1. GREAT ideas for the glimmermist Tina.
    Can you accelerate the drying process at all? (I was thinking with a hairdryer?)

    Could you spray it on a stamp and stamp with it or does it dry super quick?

  2. Yes, you can use a heat gun or hair dryer, but it can cause "warping" of your paper.

    I would paint the stamp with it (less waste). It does dry reasonably fast if it's only a thin layer. On my project I used the GM that was on the stencil (from spraying another project)and stamped it onto the cardstock.