Saturday, February 12, 2011

I love... Glimmer Mist

Hi, It's Tina here with my "love" blog post for Artfull Crafts!  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. I love Glimmer Mist too! A LOT! Your frame is a treasure!

  2. I am a huge fan of glimmermist too! I am loving that frame - it is simply beautiful!

  3. Glimmer mist finds its way onto at least half of my creations. Love the stuff!!

  4. Great post!! Love the Lo's and I looove that frame, gorgeous!!

  5. Gorgeous frame, fabulous details, thanks for sharing. :)

  6. OK, OK, I have some...and it has collected dust for 3 years. Maybe I should try it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Gorgeous pages! Love the beautiful frame.

  8. hi tina!!

    Gosh girl, haven't been here for a while but just loooove your work!! Specially this it!!

  9. I have a few bottles of glimmer mist in different colours and I haven't used them yet... you've inspired me to give it a whirl.

  10. Very cool. Thanks for the inspiration.


  11. I could literally browse your blog all day long. Such inspiration and beauty I find here!



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