Shimmer spray mist is a fantastic way to add a little dimension and texture to your cardstock.
Just Us…by Iris Uy, as seen in Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions, page 72.
Whether you spray it directly onto your page, or you use one of the many masks available to add a negative image or intricate pattern, shimmer spray is a whole lot of fun.
Kiss Me Quick by Iris Uy, as seen in Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions, page 90.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the exact color or amount of shimmer you’re looking for though. Or you might just want to avoid another run to your local scrapbook store to pick up another color. Whatever your reason, making your own shimmer spray mist is quick and easy, so why not give it a try!
Here is the short list of what you will need
Ranger, Distress Ink Refill Bottle (desired color)
Ranger, Perfect Pearls
Get all of your materials ready for mixing. Be sure that you are using a craft mat or a craft friendly surface as you are working with ink.
You will need a small scoop or in this case I used the end of a Popsicle stick
Some people add the perfect pearls first but I firmly believe in the hot chocolate method of adding some liquid first then the powder, I feel like it mixes better.
Here we added about ¼” of water in the spray bottle.
Add two scoops to get a good amount of shimmer in the spray.
Shake this well
Add an entire dropper full of the distress ink refills to the spray bottle
Fill the bottle with water leaving about ½” from the top of the bottle
Test out your shimmer spray mist by spraying a piece of paper. An advantage to making your own spray, is that you get to determine exactly how much shimmer you like.
Another helpful trick is to spray a small label, and then wrap it around your spray bottle. You’ll find it’s a lot easier to find the color of spray you’re looking for!
–Annette Hardy, CK Events Instructor