Product Review: Shimmer Sprays
Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: 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.