Username Post: Glimmer Mists        (Topic#1570861)
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Hi!

I just bought my first glimmer mists and I am enjoying learning to use them. I didn't know if I'd like them because I'm not a huge sparkle/glitter fan but I love how these have just give a little glimmer. (Um yeah - that would be why they are GLIMMER Mists!! )

Anyways the one issue I am working through is when I spray cardstock it buckles and rolls and goes all out of shape. Then when I try to stick it down it doesn't lay flat. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks all!
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  • stick on 02-20-12 06:14 PM
In response to Crafty1997

You're doing nothing wrong, GM is water-based and therefore paper reacts to it. It partly depends on how much you spray on. I understand that if you lightly spritz the back with plain water, the buckling is lessened, although I haven't tried this yet. Sometimes pressing it under a couple of really heavy books for a couple of days can help, too.


 
cindy312
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In response to stick

You can also iron the paper (if you don't want to wait days pressing it under heavy books).


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to cindy312

I'll try ironing. Thanks for the tip!


 
madmatter
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In response to Crafty1997

I use a heat gun on it to make it dry faster and it usually makes it curl a little less

Just in case you're interested, Mister Huey's mists are not water based and dry flat ... they aren't sparkly though


 
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In response to madmatter

be careful you don't ruin your iron. You might want to lay something on top of it or buy a crafting iron so you don't stain one you use on your clothes..


 
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In response to Lauri D

yes - that happens to me as well!! You might want to check out Mr. Huey's sprays by Studio Calico - they spray nicely and aren't all sparkly. I also find that it doesn't warp my paper as much!!
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In response to SmartyPants

If I don't want a distressed (read warped) look, sometimes I spray on a paper plate and use a sponge dauber to "stamp" the glimmer mist on. Obviously, the effect is not what you get by spraying, but the color and sparkles still comes thru for me.


 
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