Sunday, July 29, 2012

How To Make Your Own Glimmer Mist

Supplies Needed:
  • Mini Mister (or other spray bottle)
  • Distress Ink Re-Inker
  • Perfect Pearls (This is important because Perfect Pearls have a binder in them so the sparkle stays and doesn't rub off. If you use another powdered pigment product, you will have to add some sort of binder to it - gum arabic, hairspray, etc.)
  • Water
  • Popsicle Stick
It's so simple to do:
1. Put a scoop (or two) of Perfect Pearls into the empty Mini Mister.

You can use a popsicle stick to scoop. It's really just a pinch of Perfect Pearls. You can see the amount I've put into the Mister in the photo above. Hardly anything.
The more Perfect Pearls you put in, the more shiny your spray will be. And you can use gold, silver, copper, green, blue, whatever color of Perfect Pearls you'd like. It will color your mist a bit, which is fun.
(You'll notice that my Mini Mister is slightly blue. The last color of mist I had in it was blue. But, it's completely clean, which is important.)
2. Put several drops of re-inker into your Mini Mister.

You can use as much or as little as you want. I like to use one dropper full.

3. Add water.

Be careful not to fill it up to the top because you will need to shake it up (to mix the Perfect Pearls, which settle at the bottom).

4. Shake that mist and you're ready to spray! Here's what the mist looks like:

I sprayed quite close to the paper (that's why you see the large spray of color with the small dots surrounding it). If you spray from farther away, you'll get a finer mist.

I like to make my own custom colors and keep a page in my notebook for jotting down combinations I particularly like. One of my favorites is a kind of clear glimmer spray, made by mixing several scoops of Perfect Pearls and water - no reinker.

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