Thursday, February 18, 2010

Creating Backgrounds with Glimmer Mist

I'm guilty of obtaining awesome new products and tucking them away in my scrapbook nook corner with the intention of getting around to using them. I've had Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mists Glimmer Screens since this past summer and - yep - you guessed it - I haven't done anything with them. I HAVE used the Glimmer Mists - mainly to alter the color of something - but not in conjunction with the screen.


This past week I pulled out the screens and used them. The Glimmer Screens are stencils created exclusively for use with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist sprays. You simply place the Glimmer Screens over your surface and spray over the top. Since I'm impatient with the drying process, I always use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.

This is what I created.

Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock (White), Websters Pages Patterned Paper, Prima Say It In Crystals, Prima Flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Wheatfields); Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens (Blossom), Making Memories Brads, Scenic Route Alpha Stickers, Cheesecloth.

The Glimmer Mists have a (as the name implies) "glimmer" shine, and makes the surface glisten. The Wheatfields color I used on white cardstock transformed the stark white, to a "beachy" surface for my beach photo. The beach photo was printed onto patterned paper. If you look closely, you can see the butterfly from the patterned paper peeking through the bottom left corner of the photo.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've been inspired to try glimmer mists in a new way.


mustangkayla said...

What a beautiful layout!

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

I didn't realize how much you could actually do with Glimmer Mist. I must buy some now and try this technique in my cardmaking.

Kathy W said...

Another guilty person here of having supplies that don't see the light of day (my glimmer mist, glimmer chips, and stencils included). Love this layout! Thanks for the inspiration of using cheesecloth as a layering element for flowers. I really like the effect.

Rosemary said...

What a pretty layout, I love the beachy effect and how it softened the bakground to really let the photo element take center stage beautifully. I know what you mean about NOT using items and stashing them away, I just pulled out the Glimmer Mist a few weeks ago.