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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Make Glimmer Mist (Winter Fun LO)

I updated a layout that I created for my January Crop.  I typically start with my photos and pick my colors and papers.  I let the picures dictate the sketch of the layout.  Every now and then, I do it backwards.  It doesn't always work.

In this layout, I like how the background paper is a little darker and the white letters and snowflakes stand out more.  The color of the paper does not go with the colors in my pictures. I also take most of my pictures horizontally instead of vertically.  So, I found new paper and re-cut the pieces.
I wanted to give the letters and snowflakes a little glimmer.  I made my own glimmer mist with a friend.  We took Pearl Ex, alcohol inks, hairspray and water.  I bought these little spray bottles and the Mini Misters at Michaels.

After some experimentation, we found that you should put water in first (not the alcohol ink) and fill it jut over 3/4 full.  Add a small amount of hairpray.  We took popsicle sticks to scoop some Pearl Ex into the spray bottle last.  It was very much a trial and error science experience (can you say messy fun!).  Shake it up ~ this is the ONLY time you want to shake the bottle!!! 

Once it is mixed, let it settle.  Then just swirl the bottle to get the Pearl Ex to mix in, otherwise you can get a clog. 

  I ran the letters through my cuttlebug with Swiss Dots.  I cut a cardboard box down to use as a "spray spot" so my overspray was contained.  I used purple to spray the letters and snowflakes.  The letters and snowflakes were cut with A Child's Year.

I used gems in the center of the snowflakes.  Yes, that is my Tanner licking the snow in the picture!!
Here is my Glimmer Misted snowflake layout!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a fun science experiment day soon!!


Nadia said...

Wow! Made your own Glimmer Mist! Very cool!

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Lori, it looks so pretty!!! I sometimes make my own glimmer mist too when I run out, but I've never used hairspray! How interesting that recipe sounds!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Thanks for your instructions. I am jsut starting to play with mine and still not very astute I might add... so much to learn. TFS

Naomi said...

Thank you for the recipe for glimmer mist, I really love the outcome , how creative! I actually tried making my own but failed miserable because I did not have Pearl ex... I don't know what that is..I went to Michaels looking for glimmer mist but it was way too expensive and I also couldn't find pearl ex... do you know of anything else I could use???
Great work!!! Keep it up! I also just started a blog, lets support each other and learn of each other, I see you want to make cards this year, that is mainly what I do!!! My blog is
Hope to see you there!

Fern said...

Lori, both of your layouts are beautiful!! The colors are so different!! The snowflakes are wonderful!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing your recipe for glimmer mist... I'm going to try it!! Hugs!!!