Alrighty ladies! Are you ready for some awesome techniques which will be available to you every Thursday? Well look no further, because we will have a new technique shown every Thursday right here on the Scrapbooker’s Club House Blog! Each Design Team member will give us a how to on different techniques. How cool is that?
Our first technique is a “How to on Glimmer Mist”. The Designer showing us examples and instruction on this technique is Scrapbooker’s Club House Designer – Mara!
Glimmer Mist How To:
Glimmer mist is a fun product to add some glimmer and shine to your layouts and projects. It’s made by Tattered Angels and comes in a huge variety of colors. I’m going to show you a few techniques to get started with this fun product.
My first technique is using glimmer mist with chipboard. Since chipboard is porous, the glimmer mist soaks in well and is a great addition to your chipboard. First off, shake the bottle well!!! Even after you’ve just put the bottle down…shake it well! Otherwise you end up spraying your project with colored water, not glimmer! Lay down a piece of wax paper, as glimmer mist is water based. The glimmer mist will pool up on the wax paper and you can use it over and over again. For this example, I’m using Jazz Blue and Candy Apply Red colors. Place your chipboard on the waxed paper
Spray the chipboard with the glimmer mist, don’t be afraid to use it!
Let your chipboard dry a bit, you can use a heat gun to speed up drying time. Add as many layers of glimmer mist as you like, more glimmer mist will give a more intense shine and color. You can now use this on your layout.
If you want to create a mottled or swirl on your chipboard with another color, spray the 2nd color on the waxed paper. Smash your original chipboard in the glimmer mist on the wax paper
This gives a fun combination of color on your chipboard.
Now use the chipboard on your layout.
Using glimmer mist with paper is also a great way to give your project a shine. Avoid using thin patterned paper or cardstock, as the glimmer mist can warp the paper a bit. For this technique, I’m using a brayer and a heat gun. Place your cardstock paper on waxed paper. Spray generously with glimmer mist. Use the brayer to spread the glimmer mist over the paper .
Dry with the heat gun.
Again, you can add as many layers of glimmer mist as you want before achieving the desired look on your paper.
I used this piece of cardstock as a layer for a princess card, give it a bit of bling!
I’ve used glimmer mist on blank shipping tags using the same mist + brayer + heat gun technique. I then used a plastic stencil and acrylic paint to create a flower on my tags. This could be used on a layout, as gift tags, or a cool mini album!
Glimmer mist on paper mache box:
Glimmer mist with a slide mount:
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