Saturday, February 7, 2009

Make Your Own Glimmer Mist

This week I have been researching Glimmer Mist that is used to spray on your cards, tags, and layouts to give them a cool effect. Being that these little bottles of spray can be expensive if your buy them, about $7, I wondered a way to make them on my own. I found out there are 2 different ways to make them using a product called Perfect Pearls or Pearl Ex.

Method #1: Made with Perfect Pearls

Supplies needed are a Package of Perfect Pearls, Bottles of Re-inker, small spray bottle, popsicle stick and water.

Pick Your favorite color re-inker and add to spray bottle. The more you add the more intense the color, then take popsicle stick and dip out a small amount of perfect pearls on the end and add to the spray bottle. Next add water to fill about a 3rd of the way up. Shake all this up and you have the instant glimmer mist of your choice. Remember you can mix and match re-inkers and different colors of perfect pearls to make your own assortment of glimmer mist products. FYI: I use the small travel size empty hair spray bottles from Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby to mix mine up.

Method # 2: Made with Pearl Ex

Supplies Needed include a package of Pearl Ex, small travel size bottle of hairspray,optional food color.

Take a popsicle stick and dip out a small amount of Pearl Ex and add to travel size hairspray and shake it up. You can add food color or re-inker to make the color change more but they are not needed if you because Pearl-Ex has its own color. You now have your own glimmer mist.

These are just two ways that I found to make this product and I hope it helps you to me more frugal and save some money with your paper crafting. Let me know if you have any other methods or try these with success.


Anonymous said...

Great versions! I have a version too on my frugal scrappers page on my blog. I've added your suggestions too hope you don't mind.

Pat said...

Where is a good place to purchase Perfect Pearls a a low price?

Denise said...

You can also use colored mica powder like what is in the Glimmer Mist. You can find it online and it's pretty inexpensive.