Monday, June 16, 2008

DIY GLIMMER MIST


I made this card for today's Technique Lover's Challenge. The challenge: add a hint of a glimmer or a shimmer to your art. There are a couple of ways to do this.. Here are some recipes as shared by Beth...

To make the spray, get a small spray bottle.

Add to it:

1/4 teaspoon Perfect Pearls

1 ounce water reinker - depends on how dark you want it. About 10 drops is a good place to start.

Shake well and spray on your project.

Of course, how close you are to the project when you spray will determine the amount of coverage and wetness. Experiment to get the idea and recognize that you will never get exactly the same effects twice. You do not have to measure the ingredients exactly. It is important to use Perfect Pearls and NOT Pearl-Ex. Perfect Pearls has a binding agent in it and it will “stick” to your project. Pearl-Ex will fall off your project after the water dries unless you use the alternate recipe…..

Alternate method:

Get a travel size bottle of Hair Spray
add Pearl-Ex and reinker to it
Shake well and you are good to go.

Well, I had a problem. I don't have pearl-ex or perfect pearls. I do however have lots of eyeshadow powder. So I used the alternate method. hairspray, shimmery eyeshadow powder and barely banana reinker.. viola! It is very difficult to get a picture of the shimmer.. but believe me it is there.

Additional Info
Stamps: bloomin beautiful
Paper: whisper white, certainly celery dp, blue bayou, soft sky
Ink: craft black, wild wasabi
Accessories: homemade glimmer mist, SU! markers, sticko epoxy circles, cb die cut blooms, white signo pen

3 comments:

Joan said...

Wow, I love these flowers.....they look gorgeous. Joan

Julia Aston said...

Fun technique! I didn't even attempt it! love this stamp and your coloring of it- great card Beverly!

Lydia said...

WHOA DO I LOVE THIS!!! GORGEOUS.

Great blog.

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