Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Glimmer Mist with Laura

Hey, I'm so excited to be here for a Tutorial Tuesday!! More Glimmer Mist fun ahead!! Today I'm going to take you on an Under Sea Adventure with Glimmer Mist!

Here's a nice start to a scrapbook page about a snorkeling excursion we went on.

It's simple, nice enough, but watch what a little Glimmer Mist can do!!

First, using my Bazzill Splat Mat as my work surface, I did a little "test spray" of each color I wanted to use to see how they would look together. I decided to use Tiger Lily, Patina and Dragonfly. I also spritzed my title card with a little light spritz of each.

Next step, was to layer two of the stencils on my blank cardstock....

...and then spritz lightly over them with all three colors (one at a time!). I removed one of the stencils so you see how this will look:

Then to create depth, a different way to use the stencils, is to spray the mist directly ON the stencil like this:

And then put the stencil mist side down on the paper and press down. The best way is to lay a paper towel on top and then use a brayer over the stencil. This makes a "stamped" image on the cardstock like this:

To finish, because I wanted a softer look, I did a "color wash" technique. I sprayed the lighter Patina color over the page one area at a time (about 1/6 of the page at a time) and then quickly wiped it off with a paper towel. You can see the soft streaked effect, especially at the top of the finished page:

So now take a look at the SAME pictures and title, with just a couple of finishing touches on the Glimmer Mist page. WOW....what a difference, huh?? I finished the page by trimming the paper down by 1/4 inch on both sides, distressed the edges and used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo distress inks, applied with the ink applicator and foam pads, and mounted on black cardstock. A journal strip and a few brads finish it off.

And here is a look at my complete two page layout!

Check out these great products at Cutter's Creek!!

Glimmer Mist (Tiger Lily, Patina)
Glimmer Mist Stencils *NOTE* the exact stencils used in this post are not in the store... but I'm sure if you asked Kim nicely she could get them
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo)
Inkssentials Ink Applicator and Foam Pads
Inkssentials Inky Roller Brayer
Bazzill Splat Mat

And don't forget we want to see what YOU can create with Glimmer Mist! Just post a comment with a link to your newly created Glimmer Mist project on your blog and you could win... MORE Glimmer Mist! Remember, this project must be newly created just for this contest and must use Glimmer Mist somewhere on the project. Judging will be based on a RANDOM draw (all names will be entered into random.org). All entries must be received by 11:59pm on Monday, January 24th. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 25th! I hope you all will play along with us!!!


  1. Wow and oh WOW. That is amazing! Kim I am so waiting for the glimmer mist club!!!

  2. Wow, this is amazing, I never thought to spray the mask itself. I really really love this technique.

  3. I don't have any glimmer mist but I must say that is an awesome idea! Great project !

  4. That is, in a word, AWESOME!!! I love the finished look!! It adds so much depth to the page. Thanks for sharing!! :-D

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [19 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. That is amazing. You just have to love that Glimmer Mist.

  7. Lovely! Makes it all so inviting! Especially since it's so cold here! Thanks.

  8. LOVED your use of Glimmer Mist! I did a layout today and you can check it out here:
    Thanks for the chance at more Glimmer Mist! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  9. Here is the link to the project I made with my glimmer mist.

  10. Here is a link to my card that I made using Glimmer Mist.



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