Thursday, December 18, 2008


Today Emma shows us how she utilized Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist. The first layout she used it like watercolor paint! The second she uses a heat tool on it to give it a different effect.

The funkiest bike in the city
by Emma Trout

Glimmer Mist: Cinnamon, Red Velvet, Key Lime Pie, Turquoise Blue, Pearl, Iridescent Gold
Bazzill (white)
Patterned papers: Scenic Route- Surprise, Skyview Drive
Creative Imaginations Teal notebook
Hambly, Chandelier (Teal on copper)
Overlay: Hambly, Mini graph (pink and black)
Watercolour paper
Pearls and Gems: Kaisercraft and other.
Stickers and alphas: Making Memories, Doodlebug, 7 Gypsies, Scenic Route, and American Crafts.
Flowers: Prima and handmade.
As glimmer mists are water based you can use them as watercolour paints to make your own background paper and embellishments.
Using them straight from the bottle without shaking to mix beforehand gives you a more translucent colour. You are then able to ‘dig’ to the bottom of the bottle to reach the stronger pigment and pearls.
Mixing the pigment by shaking the bottle will give you an even colour with shimmer when applied directly to watercolour paper.
I used water to dampen a rectangle of watercolour paper and added ‘Key Lime pie’ and ‘Turquoise blue’ with a brush, blending the colours as I applied. When dry, I sprayed the colours directly onto the paper to add more colour and left to dry.
Cut flowers from watercolour paper dampen with water then paint glimmer mists on using a fine brush. When dry, spray with ‘Pearl’ and/or ‘Iridescent gold ‘glimmer mist. Add doodling and gems or pearls to finish. Repeat this process to make the leaves, circles and swirls.
Spray ‘Key Lime Pie’ and ‘Turquoise Blue’ directly onto the corner of Bazzill cardstock. When dry, add Hambly overlay to top left corner.
Matt the rectangle of watercolour paper you have used as a background paper onto back cardstock and add to layout. Add black graph overlay, photo and patterned papers. Decorate with flowers (the watercolour flowers and primas sprayed with glimmer mists), leaves and swirls. Glue chandelier, ribbons, small sections of pink grid and stickers into position.
Finish with journaling and title. I spayed the chipboard with Glimmer Mists also.

by Emma Trout

Glimmer mist: Iridescent gold, Pearl, Silver Bells.
Bazzill cardstock
Patterned papers: Teresa Collins- Damask, Stationery
‘Tis the season, Gift Tags
Basic Grey- Figgy Pudding: Wonderful, Toasty and stickers
October Afternoon- Falling Snow
Making Memories- 5th Avenue
American crafts Thickers.
Rub-ons- Heidi Swapp, Doodlebug, and Luxe Designs
Making Memories tiny alpha stickers white
Fancy Pants ‘In my words’ stamps
Stix 2 Anything silver foil and PVA
American Crafts ribbon.
Tim Holtz grungeboard
Ranger distress ink
Red glitter and silver embossing powder, foil snowflakes, pom pom trim.

Brush pva around the edge of the cardstock and when tacky use silver foil. When dry, stamp and emboss with silver using the Fancy Pants corner stamp.
Add a rectangle of patterned paper across the centre of the layout. Trim with October afternoon paper and ribbon and pom-pom trim. Sponge white acrylic paint in the centre of the layout and whilst still wet, spray with Glimmer Mist and heat with a heat gun. If you heat it ‘closely and quickly’ the paint will bubble leaving a ‘snowy effect’.
Stamp journaling stamp to the left of rectangle. Cut damask shapes from patterned paper and arrange around the photo to form a frame.
Cut out the centre of a gift tag and glue onto patterned paper. Add a poinsettia, holly leaves, ‘damask leaves’, bauble sticker and twig. Spray with pearl and gold Glimmer Mists. Glue to layout.
Heat emboss Thickers with red powder. When dry, spray with gold Glimmer Mist (it will settle in the bumps).
Apply white rub-ons to white cardstock then spray over with Glimmer mist (silver and pearl). Whilst wet, wipe the glimmer mist from the rub-ons so they ‘pop out’.
Apply two colours of distress ink to the grungeboard and ‘mix the colours’ using glimmer mist (I used Pearl). Add to layout fixing with brads and finish with rub-ons and Damask leaves.
Finish by adding the rest of the title and journaling.


Zarah said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! Those are soooo fab!! ♥



Kirs xx

Mireille said...

hon! this is gorgeous!