Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Add some Glimmer...the CTMH way!

CTMH style Glimmer Mist

Did you know you can make your own Glimmer Mist? You sure can and I bet you have what you need on hand, too!
--CTMH Reinkers
--CTMH Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint
--91% rubbing alcohol
--small mist bottle

I use those small bottles you can find in the travel size section of your local big box store.

Put about 2 oz of 91% alcohol in the mist bottle. Add a squirt of pearl paint and shake side to side until mixed. Do not shake up and down as it could plug the misting tube. Now add the reinker color of your choice. The amount depends entirely on the strength of color you want. Gently shake to mix and try it out on a piece of paper to test the color. Add more reinker if desired. Now you're ready to go!

In my layout shown above I used Key Lime and Heavenly Blue. I have misted the background a little as well as the border piece at the bottom. It's hard to see the colors but if you look closely you can see them as well as the glimmer. I have also used the mist on the flowers. I gave the flowers a good dose of the mist so they would be completely covered. The flower centers are Twinkle Brads and go so well with the glimmer mist!

Stamp sets used:
B1345 Forever in Love
B 1353 A Little Buzz

Stamp in black ink. Use Key Lime and Heavenly Blue markers to color in the bugs. Raise the bugs by using 3-D Foam and add some more Twinkle Brads to flower centers on the bottom border. All I need to do is add some journaling and the layout is done!

Here's a card using the same idea!

Go ahead and give it a try! You'll have SO MUCH fun making and using CTMH glimmer mist! With 60 colors to chose from you can make just about anything glimmer!

1 comment:

  1. This post caught my eye from your side-bar. Great tutorial on the DIY Glimmer mist, and your lay-out and card are so cute! As is the little "bug" in the photos...