Thursday, February 26, 2009

Trying new techniques

Ok, I'm the first to admit that I'm not all that adventurous when it comes to scrapbooking.  I usually stick with what works for me - the tried & true. Know what I'm talking about?

I'm not really a "technique-y" kind of person either.  But I have been venturing out more over the last year and it is rather fun!
In fact, I've been changing the color of things and make various elements shimmer & shine - and it's addicting.  I've got the Glimmer Mist bug!!  That's right!

If you're looking for a creative way to change the color or add some shimmer then you've got to try Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.  These magical little bottles come in all sorts of incredible colors. Gorgeous colors. Bright colors. Soft & warm colors. Vintage colors.  Ok, I guess you're getting the point here.
I've been teaching a card class and we're using these Glimmer Mists to change white flowers to match our cards.  The students have been loving the finished product.  
You can also use these mists over a stencil or screens on your cards or layouts just as Lorraine did here on her card. Gorgeous card, Lorraine!

The Glimmer Mists are fabulous on chipboard and canvases as well.  It will take a bit of drying time but if you're impatient  you can always use hairdryer or heat gun to help the processs along.

The Tattered Angels website has some great demos on it too so take a look for more inspiration and I'm quite sure that you'll become an addict too! 
Oh and before I go ... here's a link to Scrap Shotz store for some great colors if you're interested in purchasing some.
Have a great day!


Virginia said...

Oh Cari! I am such a glimmer mist addict with umm...too many colours to count!!! Yes, I too am venturing out there...there are so many amazing products now!

Jess said...

I'm not much into techniques either but I agree about the mist! I've been having a blast with it! Now I need to go mist some blossoms... haven't tried that yet!

Cari said...

OH my Jess!!! You'll love it!!!

Jen said...

Hmmm, misted flowers... I'm intrigued! Lorraine's card is beautiful and inspiring, thanks for showcasing it, Cari!

Lorraine said...

Thanks for the compliments, Cari! It is really fun and easy to use!