Monday, January 10, 2011

Make Your Own Glimmer/Shimmer Mist Tutorial!

Erin told you it was on its way, and here it is! There are many videos out there on how to make your own, but I have a little twist in mine. Instead of using re-inkers, I use some good old fashion liquid food coloring drops (something a little more practical that you might be able to find in those cupboards). I'm not an expert on creating videos (this is just my second one), but I think you can get some good information out of it!



Now that I shared the tutorial with you, I thought I share a layout I just finished up (minus my journaling)using the mist I created in this video.

On this layout I misted 5 "blobs" of my green ink around where I was going to place my pictures. I also using my mist on the corrugated cardboard letters. I inked them with some peeled paint distressing ink, layed them in my cardboard box I use for misting, and sprayed them all with my mist until they were really covered. I then took a rag and soaked up all the puddles of mist left on the letters to leave a nice light green shimmer to the valleys of the letters.

Hope you all enjoyed the tutorial and layout. Don't forget about ou upcoming calls...A fabulous feature of Echo Park projects, cards and layouts with snowmen/snowflakes, and cards and layouts using boarder punches....stay tuned for more to come!



8 comments:

Angie Blom said...

This is awesome kerri I use paint and water with some perfect pearls it works great and the variety of colours is outstanding I made some copper brown this weekend! Great video!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Khristen said...

Great recipe, I use water based glue, like mod podge, water, and Pearl Ex powder. I'll have to try your recipe sometime. I also use acrylic paint cut with a bunch of water.

Stina said...

I also like this idea and wonder if using some rubbing alcohol would make the mist dry a little faster?

Linda said...

I have made my own mist too but not tried the food coloring....will have to try that.
I do add some rubbing alcohol and that does help it dry a bit faster. Thank you for the tutorial.

Lori Apgar said...

Awesome video! I have all the ingredients but have been a little chicken to try it! Thanks for giving me the courage to do it!

Kim said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial on the misting! I looked just a couple weeks ago for a solution to make my own and couldn't find anything other than having to buy a lot of elements to use! I have all the ones you listed!!!
~Kim

Scraprageous said...

Thanks for the tutorial - I have some glimmer mist, but don't use it - still trying to figure out how it works. Someone said I need more colors and I am hesitant to buy more of something I don't think I like. Now I can make some more colors and see how it goes. That they use items that I have on hand is a HUGE plus. Thanks for such a practical idea!