Thursday, August 14, 2008

Glimmer Mists

Glimmer Mists have glimmer, sparkle and soft shine.
They are a LOT of fun to play with.
How to make these backgounds with Glimmer Mists:
1. cut card stock into 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch rectangles
2. using a craft mat (or page from old magnetic photo album), mist with GM
I have then misted with water for a softer color,
but you will have much less glimmer.
3. lay cardstock over misted area and smush,
you can swipe it through the misted area too -
4. iron or use heat gun to dry, if you want more color
or a different look, mist the mat and smush your
cardstock again, then iron again
5. Other things to try as well are -
splash with drops of water or
spray the GM and let it pool then dip finger in and sprinkle or flick over paper.
Use a rather bold stamp and emboss in black.
I cut the Glimmer Misted paper to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches by
making a template out of acetate to lay over the stamped
phrase or word, carefully marked it and then cut with a straight edge.
This template has the center lines marked on height and width
to make it easier to position over the stamped words.
Layering on black, then gold gift wrap, then glued onto A2 size
coordinating cardstock really pops your GM colors. (A2 is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch)
All of the above layering is then glued onto a card base.
Glimmer mists are manufactured by Tattered Angels
and can be found at
Their website has some helpful hints.
Most of the techniques that can be used with Distressed Inks
can be used with the Glimmer Mists.
The scans just don't show the subtle glimmer.
There are gold, silver and copper glimmers.
You can make your own shimmery mists with Pearl Ex powders,
liquid gum arabic and distilled water in a mister bottle.
I have done this and it works fairly well.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog! It made my day and I had to come over here and check out yours...I love these glimmer mist cards you've made and also the stamped card with the lacey cuttelbug border. Everything here is such eye candy, thanks for sharing!