Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shimmery mist...

I have a little tip for you that I hope you will like.

I make my own shimmery mist for my projects with VERY inexpensive materials... I fill a mini spray bottle for mere pennies!

I use metallic or pearlescent acrylic paint. I just put a few drops of the paint in a mini-mister, with just a tiny bit of water, and then fill almost to the top with rubbing alcohol (need to leave enough room to be able to shake up the contents), and I have a wonderful spray mist that will dry quickly when sprayed onto my card and leaves me with just gorgeous shimmer or a beautiful pearlescent sheen!

Just imagine all the different effects I can have with all those different colors of metallic and pearlescent paints! And I can even layer them; blue and silver, red and gold... the possibilities are mind boggling! Lay down a cut shape mask and spray with one color, then use the negative of the mask and spray with another.

I would love to share a project that uses it, but it is really hard to get a good photo of. I will keep trying (before and after shots, perhaps) and if I have success I will update this post with some photos!

Until then,