During a recent challenge I issued at Two Scrapbook Friends (TSF) many of our lovely members there indicated that they didn't own any mists or if they did they weren't sure how to use them. I thought I take this opportunity to take the mystery out of the basics here and in the Friendzy Friday thread TSF.
1. What is Glimmermist/mist?
Glimmermist or mist are spray bottles of watery dye or ink. Some manyfacturers put a 'glimmer' in theirs and thus it becomes GLIMMERmist . Manufacturers like Tattered Angels and Maya Road are two common companies that produce misting products. Here are some examples of mists :
2. Handling and Storing My Mists:
B) Be sure to store your mists in an upright position. This prevents air or the glimmer from entering the tube inside the bottle.
C) Misting can be messy so I recommend gloves and a protected workspace when you are spraying. I like to use a large cardboard box to contain any overspray.
D) DO NOT shake your glimmermist. A vigorous shaking will force that glimmer up into the tube and cause clogging or worse: a splatter effect you may not want. Instead, swirl your mist gently in a bell-like motion. The glimmer sits on the bottoms of the bottle so a gentle swirl will cause that to re-emulsify into the dye.
You will need:
A template (I cut mine on my Silhouette)
Mists in various complimentary colours
White 12x12 paper to be used as a background
a) Place the mask onto the background paper.
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