Saturday, February 12, 2011

Make Your Own Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam, and Glimmer Glaze!

There are bottles of Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glaze, Glimmer Glam in this month's Inspiration Kit(s).  We had one question before re-creating our Counterfeit Kits...WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE???  Since we didn't know the difference, we thought you might not know the difference either...

In the following video the demonstrator explains AND shows the differences beautifully

OK...on to the tutorials!!!

Glimmer Mist Tutorials

Time Holtz has a tutorial for creating Glimmer Mist here

Here is the recipe I use... 

Glimmer Glam/Glimmer Glaze Tutorials
I'm not srue whether to classify the following tutorials into "Glimmer Glam" or "Glimmer Glaze" I just grouped them all together. 

Thicker Glitter Glaze Paint

Home Made "Twinkling H2O Water Color Paint"

Creating Shimmer Water Color Paints

Glimmer Glam


Uses for Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam, and Glimmer Glaze
Now that you know how to make the Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam, and Glimmer Glaze here are some greate uses for it!

Paint/spray on paper to change the color and add glimmer
Use to paint white embellishments to add color and glimmer (think silk or paper flowers, fabric, chipboard)
Use with stencils or masks
Add color and glimmer to ribbons and lace
Add color and glimmer to a canvas
Use to *stain* wooden embellishments


  1. so many choices! Makes me regret the tidy little row of glimmering goodness I already have -- next time I need a color, I'm going to make my own! Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are so cool....I love your tutorials...

  3. Thanks for all the great links. Can't wait to experiment!

  4. @Angela - I know... how much money have I spent on Maya mists etc only to see how easy it would've been to make my own! Great links!

  5. I have a few bottles of mists and glams~~~ guess I'll be making my own from now on!!

  6. This blog is building into a wonderful resource - keep 'em coming girls!

  7. AWESOME linky's.. Thank you so much!

  8. I've been making the simple glimmer mist for a few months now...folk art metallic paints rock. I will now have to get the iridescent medium because i see so much potential for it. I prefer a paint brush to a spray when i mask anyway because i like the more dramatic transition between color and negative space


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