Glimmer Mist Techniques , that I promised to post a few more tips and a "sort of : tutorial here this week. lol
I guess the first thing I would say, is don't restrict yourself to just what you see or hear , can be done with Glimmer Mist..because all it is , is a new , really fun medium... for you to play and create with........so do just that! You might discover something new, that no one has even tried. There are so many way to use it ..the possibilities are endless.
I'm just sharing a few of the ones I've tried, in this post.
** It's always important to remember to shake first ( the bottle , not you..silly)
With Glimmer Mist, you can put it on as light or as heavy as you want. There are just so many variables. How much you use, whether you let the colors dry between layers , or let the colors blend more , by adding while the other colors are just wet, ect...
I just used basic cheap manilla file folders, to show you these different techniques. Of course different colored papers , patterned papers, textured papers, chipboard , wood, ect... will all have a different look. Each on , cool, and unique from the other.
I love the blotchy look I get by spraying my GM a bit closer to the papers, and keeping the bottle more in one spot when I spray... like below.
But there are times you want a "misted look" without the larger dots of GM. The best way I could describe how to do this , is the way Wendy (creator of GM, and owner of Tattered Angels), explained it to me. She said, go from one side of your paper to the other , with one contant ..long mist. Like you put hairspray on. Keeping some distance between the bottle and the paper.
Adding the next color while the previous color is still wet, really helps them blend.
BUT.... I just discover this new way of achieving a really smooth blended look
In the photos below , I'm just using one color, but you can do the same with multiple colors like the example above.
Then just lay a paper towel down and rub over the top of the paper towel with your hand. ( you can also wipe with the paper towel.. to get another different effect)
When you pull up the paper towel..you'll have this smooth look. Almost more of a glimmery color wash.
Here's a more "layery", "altery" look you can achieve (with or without stencils or Glimmer Screens).. but I'm showing it done with Glimmer Screens.
For this more "altery" look , I'm using heavier amount of GM.. and using them .. one layer on another , while they are still wet... which allows them to blend even more.
I just started with the green folder from above..but you can just start by lightly spraying the entire area with a "fairly light" color. I usually always start with a lighter color and then add darker colors as I go. That lighter base color is what will show through when the stencil is lifted. The more color contrast between the color under the stencil and the colors on the rest of the paper, the more it will show up.
I then , just missed some darker colors over the top. If you put alot , or put it on fairly heavy, it may run or seep under the stencil or Glimmer Screen. I think that looks kind of cool..at least a little bit of it..BUT if you put it on heavy, and it seeps under too much, you'll loose the design of the stencil... so be aware of that.
You can pick the stencil up at anytime , move it to another area, add more or different colors , whatever you like.
I had a roll of that light weigh table cover , left over from one of the boy's graduations.. and it has come in SO handy to put down a piece to work with "big or numerous " GM projects.
Below is just a sample , showing you how to keep a crisp design from your stencil or Glimmer Screen...by letting each spritzing dry before adding another. It really only takes a minute to let thin spritzes of color dry in between... instead of adding heavy spritzes that might run under the stencil or Glimmer Screen. Both looks are great...depending on the look you are trying to achieve.
This is another thing I wanted to mention... remember you can use the positive, and negative of a stencil or Glimmer Screen.
After I've done this one...
I have this GM just sitting on here , waiting to be used (lol)..so...