Thursday, January 27, 2011


Here's my attempt at making Glimmer Mist.  I used the Adirondack re-inkers that I got at Michaels (Going from Left to Right in a clockwise circle:  Eggplant, Lettuce, Wild Plum, Cranberry, Butterscotch, Stream).  The spray container is the Mini-Mister (3 in a pack from Michaels).  The glimmer ingredient comes from the Perfect Pearls powder (4 in a package at Michaels).   

The basic recipe for each mister is as follows:  3/4 container of water, 2 scoops of powder (used a wood coffee stirrer from Starbucks) followed by 10-20 drops of ink into the mister.  Shake and voila... Glimmer Mist. 

Going from left to right (AGAIN), I used Eggplant ink with 2 small scoops of "pearl powder."  I used "lettuce" and  "gold powder" for the light green spray.  I used Wild Plum with "gold powder."  With Cranberry ink, I used "bronze powder."  For the butterscotch spray, I used "copper powder."  With the Stream ink, I used the "bronze powder."

I then sprayed the sample white (Georgia-Pacific/Walmart) cardstock and then used my hot heat embossing gun and dried the paper.  In retrospect, I should have dabbed a paper towel to absorb some of the water and then heat gunned it.  

On some of the samples (the purple and the green), I had to do repeat the 'mist/heat-gun' step to make the paper darker.

My only complaint is that I wish the misters were bigger. The spray nozzle is perfect however the amount of liquid it holds is small and therefore by creating these swatches, I already used 1/4 of my mister solution. 

And here is the little container box that I made to hold the re-inkers, the perfect pearls, and the misters.  I got the container box for $1 at Michaels.


  1. Very cool! You can use distress re-inkers too for the colour.
    We expect to see lots of glimmermisted things now! LOL!

  2. Great idea. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Your container box is adorable!

    I get the twitches when I play with glimmer mists....I hate getting messy! HA HA HA.


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