OK I made my first attempt at making flowers (I will post the LO this afternoon) they turned out pretty good, I guess. I'm not really a "flower type" scrapper. Anyhow I used a technique that I saw on You Tube that used Crayola washable markers and water. It worked actually really well and is very budget friendly (40 markers for $10 - initially my kids talked me into them ) Anyhow, I was was looking at all the inks, mists, alcohols and stuff and got really confused. They are kind of pricey - especially if you want a bunch - Crayola markers are looking even better . I do want to get something that will add shimmer to them though. I don't want something that will actually put any color, just shimmer. Any suggestions?
If I am looking to just add color I use tattered angels in pearl, adds a lovely shimmer without changing colors. I also like Perfect Pearls in biscotti or smooch spritz in vanilla shimmer. For a gold shimmer I use tattered angels iridescent gold, no color change just a gold shimmer.
Thanks for the advice. There are just so many to choose from I didn't even know where to start ! I just wish our J's or M's carried a better selection of stuff. Neither of them carry just single bottles-only packs. I guess I will have to put in another order here and I haven't even received the one I just placed yet! Should've ordered it with the last one.
I make my own mists with craft acrylic paint and to make it shiny I add pearl ex to it (it's a powder.) I ordered the micro pearl color from J's (locally we have a bad selection) for 2.99 i think. I enjoy being able to make any color shiny. However, if you just want one color, i have seen lovely things created with the pearl color mist from tattered angels.
I know it sounds weird, and there aren't a lot left, but if you have a kmart near you I got my perfect pearls there as a single bottle.
What department did you find it in? I know there are different size Kmarts but ours doesn't have any kind of craft department. Do others or did you find it in some other section?
It was over in the school supply/stationary/kids craft type area they have a super small section devoted to scrapbook stuff. But they had some decent stuff, perfect pearls, tim holtz and ek success punches were the big ones I noticed.