Product Review: Glimmer Glam
Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Rachel Myerson
Product Name: Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam
A single 1.35 ounce jar of Glimmer Glam can be purchased from the Scrapbook.com Superstore for $5.75.
Glimmer Glam from Tattered Angels is a new glittery paint available in 24 colors. Each color comes separately in a small jar (1.35 oz). The colors, which match the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, are indicated by a swatch on the top of each jar. The Glimmer Glam has more glitter than the Glimmer Mist and is applied with a paint brush rather than sprayed.
Glimmer Glam is easy to use; just open the jar and paint. I used a foam paintbrush, but any type of paintbrush would work. A small one can be more easily dipped in the jar. However, if you are covering a large area, you can very carefully pour the paint onto a larger foam paintbrush. Glimmer Glam adheres to a variety of surfaces, covers well, and dries fast. It shows brush strokes, so you can add texture to your project. The only disadvantage that I observed is that the jars have an open lid and the paint is liquid; therefore, care needs to be taken that it does not spill on your work area.
Tips & Techniques:
There are many ways to use the Glimmer paints; here are a few suggestions:
- Experiment on a scrap first. If you are going to be painting on a particular color or material, experiment on a matching scrap, if possible.
- Use Glimmer Glam with masks over patterned paper.
- Combine with Glimmer Mist for interesting effects.
- Use Glimmer Glam to change the color of cardstock for layouts and cards.
- Use Glimmer Glam to paint raw chipboard for unique embellishments.
- Use Glimmer Glam to paint chipboard letters.
- Use Glimmer Glam for the background for altered items. Paint the item, let it dry, and decorate.
I used the Glimmer Glam paint to make an altered album. I needed a special album for vacation photos and I couldn’t find anything that was just right, so I decided to make my own. I started with an American Crafts customizable album. I put masking tape over the green part and quickly painted the front using a sponge brush, making sure that the paint was applied in one direction. After it quickly dried, I used the same technique to paint the back, and then I decorated it.