If you’ve read more than three posts on CraftTestDummies.com, you know that I really love glimmer and shimmer and sparkle and shine! So of course, it was high time to try the most name-recognized shimmery mist on the market, Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. And they’ve just changed their bottles/formula, too, to make it easier to mix and mist. So let’s get started…
First, let’s read how it’s described on the website:
Glimmer Mist, a Tattered Angels original product, is a quick and easy spray that delivers just a touch of glimmer in a fine mist to make all of your projects shine. Glimmer Mist puts an end to messy, clumpy, and time consuming conventional glitters with over 100 colors to choose from so finding the right one for your project is easy. Glimmer Mist was made by a scrapbooker with the scrapbooker in mind and is water-based, archival safe, acid-free, and non-toxic. Glimmer Mist is safe for and adheres to all types of materials including paper, acrylic, metal, and fabric.
Oh! And there are over 100 colors to choose from….AND limited edition colors, too!
So Glimmer Mist is a dye & water-based product that applies both a color and a glimmery mica-type shimmer to your project. It’s a fairly translucent product- but you can see that on the…wait for it…..swatch test!
Now, as I sprayed my swatches, they started to curl up immediately. Yep, a sure sign of a water-based product. They flatten out- mostly- but be prepared. And it’s good if you can weight things down, too.
I used Bahama Blue on my samples. Sadly, you can barely see the shimmer in the photographs, but it’s really there- I pinky swear. The Glimmer Mist barely shows up on the coated glossy colored cardstock- not really recommended for that- but it shows up beautifully on the manilla envelope, vintage sheet music, and even the canvas. I was surprised at how shimmery the canvas got! I love that the color is transparent, and you can easily see the pattern underneath.
Unfortunately, the vellum never uncurled after it’s initial spritzing. I’m not sure if I’d use it on that again. Also, the green square on the right was a piece of yellow mulberry paper. The Glimmer Mist is so transparent that it turned it green.
I also though you might like to see how the spray pattern is from close up to further away:
Oh, and just for fun, here are some extra items:
And we know that it’s practically MADE for chipboard and grungeboard:
So, since my hands were already inky, I sprayed some in my ecosystems journal…
And then I added a stencil on top, and sprayed with another color…
So, certainly, the strength of Glimmer Mists is the ability to blend and layer colors. I just love it. Take a look at this tag:
You can probably tell by the sheer length of this article and copious photos that I’m kinda in love with Glimmer Mists now. I’ve always been super-fond of Radiant Rains, but the nozzles do have a tendency to clog. I played with Glimmer Mists over 4 days, and had absolutely no problem with a) getting the material to mix up quickly (13 seconds, to be exact) and b) clogged pumps.
Now the one thing that has put me off in the past is price- around $5 USD for 2 ounces. (Compared to Radiant Rains for about $6.50 per 4 fluid oz.) But I have to admit, Glimmer Mists bring the color, versatility and ease of use to the table. I guess they really are the most popular shimmery mists on the market for a reason, right?Â Consider me a convert.
Disclosure: samples provided for review purposes.
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