Username Post: Homemade Glimmer mists?        (Topic#1546971)
Hev
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  • Hev on 11-14-10 06:00 PM

Can anyone tell me how they make them? I saw in the Tim Holtz book he makes them using the distress ink reinkers and perfect pearls. I don't own any reinkers and really dont want to buy them. Is there another way? Also I saw Pearl x at M's has anyone made them with that?


 
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Hey Heather, where in the Halibut have ya been? We've MISSED you! Here you go!

Holly's recipe:

1/2 oz warm water
3/4 oz alcohol
dab of glue
1/2 oz of metallic paint (or regular acrylic paint with a dash of Perfect Pearls)

Mix, shake, and spray!

It works awesomely!

I mentioned that I found clear bottles at Sally's Beauty Supply, or similiar in your area....


 
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  • Hev on 11-14-10 06:08 PM
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Hey Teresa! Up until the 2nd I was in the hospital for 63 days. Didn't do a lot of posting. Thanks for the recipe. I did just find that thread, and asked Holly what a dab was and what kind of glue. We have sallys here, so at least I know where to look for the bottles.


 
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I knew you were out, but we didn't hear from you after you left hosp, and were worried...sorry, 'dab' IS pretty general isn't it? LOL! I made 6 or 8 of these in all diff colors, and they are great, and bcuz of the alcohol, they dry quicker, I think.


 
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Hev! We missed you in the Vent thread!!! Glad you are out of the hospital!


 
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Missed you, girl! Glad you broke out of the hospital!


 
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Thanks for the glimmer mist recipe...I just printed it out!


 
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a dab is a squirt,,,,more or less, the recipe isn't really exact,,,,,

easy peasy and works beautifully!

heather we have MISSED you, you need to stop at the Vent board and say HI! (do not worry about catching up, none of us do! just pop in!)


 
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Holly, what type of glue & what type of alcohol do you suggest? Not to be too fussy, but in case it matters--I have a whole drawer of different glues, and I don't want to mess it up. Looking forward to trying this, thanks!


 
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Hey! I also saw a suggestion on another topic for this to use hand sanitizer in the spray bottles(can find at dollar tree) and add the paint. It works great!

I've also made with hairspray and metallic paint.

or

water and metallic paint(tends to wipe off a little at a time)


 
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  • GemGirl Said:
Holly, what type of glue & what type of alcohol do you suggest? Not to be too fussy, but in case it matters--I have a whole drawer of different glues, and I don't want to mess it up. Looking forward to trying this, thanks!




any acid free white glue,,,I use Aileens acid free,,,,,

and alcohol is just plain rubbing alcohol you can buy for a buck in a big bottle,,,,


 
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I also use the hand santizer from the dollar store in comes in the perfect like spraybottles and there is enough room to add your drops of paint. Its the most economical way I have found


 
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I can't FIND the stuff!!!!!! I've NEVER seen hand sanitizer in a spray bottle, I swear, it's like searching for a needle in a haystck,,,,I actually started out LOOKING for that,,,,

it's all alcohol, but you get the little bottle which is wonderful,,,,


 
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Holly, I just saw some at CVS/Pharmacy yesterday.


 
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TFS about the hand sanitizer. I just made some blue mist and love it. I had an extra spray bottle from Michaels and experimented. I will now be on the look out for the sanitizer bottles.


 
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WOW that works amazing...I used my mini-mister but the glimmer is great


 
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