Product Review: Shimmer Sprays

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Article Courtesy by Jeanette Giancaspro

It’s no secret:  I love bling!  Countless jars of sparkling, shimmering glitter and rhinestones line the shelves of my craft area.  Recently I added two more products to my collection:  Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, by Tattered Angels, and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spray, by ColorBox.  I decided to compare the two.

  • Glimmer Mist is available in over 80 colors and is sold in 2 oz. spray bottles.  The cost for each is about $6.89.

  • Smooch Spritz is designed to coordinate with ColorBox’s Smooch Accent Inks and is available in 8 colors.  It is sold in .37 oz. bottles for $4.49 a bottle.

Obviously, the Smooch Spritz is not as good a value as the Glimmer Mist, but both add a soft and lovely iridescence to materials such as paper, cardstock, chipboard, wood, metal, glass, and fabric.

  • These sprays can be used alone or with stencils to create unique patterned paper and designs.
  • Both sprays need to be shaken gently before being used, because the glitter and paint settle on the bottom of the bottle.
  • When applying these sprays, it is best to quickly spray from left to right from 6 to 10 inches away in order to avoid drops falling onto your project.
  • The Glimmer Mist covers a larger area in one application; the Smooch Spritz allows you to have more control while you’re spraying.
  • Because they are water-based, both sprays will warp paper and cardstock a bit, so you might need to place your project under some heavy books for awhile, or iron it.

In the photos below, you can see how I used both sprays to add a sparkling sheen to some borders and flowers that I punched. 

If you love bling as much as I do, or if you’re just looking to add a little pizzazz to your projects, give these shimmering sprays a try.


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