I use these a lot, mostly doing shimmer spraying. I'm using Perfect Pearls dusts with water and ink, the Tim Holtz way, and the nozzles have never clogged up.
They are small and handy. It's easy to pump, your wrist wont go shaky after five pumps. The mist is really fine, just make sure you don't hold your project too close to the nozzle.
If you have many it will probably not be long until you will want to buy the stand that goes with it. Or, I've seen some really nifty home made ones in the galleries here.
I could complain that it is sometimes hard to direct the spray precisely, since the little vent is almost invisible, but I just love these too much to give them any minus points.
I've got nine now! :)
This is a product I never thought I needed. In fact I got 3 for free at a class taught by Tim- he gives away the products after the last class so he doesn't have to haul it all home. I never use them until this spring. I took Creative Chemistry 101 and learned who to make my own mists. Yes I had seen the videos on-line for making knock-off mists but I wasn't interested. I loved the Glimmer Mists I had. But we lost our LSS and now getting a much needed color quickly is impossible. Plus once I saw how gorgeous and custom the home-made mists can be I ordered 3 more Mini Misters and the holder for them with the intention of making more mists. The misters work very well.
Just recently I decided to try distressing on my hand made cards. Watching a video with Tim Holtz who does a lot of projects with Ranger Inks, he says that after using a Distressing Ink on the edges of die-cuts, to spray them with a water mist. Have you tried looking for a little bottle that sprays just a very fine mist? Well I have; I couldn't find any in several local craft stores. I searched on Scrapbook.com and saw they sell Ranger Ink Mini-Mister Bottles. You can also use these to spray a mist of ink.
I had seen these mini misters used on a video at the Ranger site and wanted to try them. I was surprised at how powerful the spray is. I loved mixing Perfect Pearls with water in the sprayers and creating a shimmering surface to my project. I bought the small pack to try them out, but now I will need to get the large set so I can have lots of colors at hand.
PERFECT for making your own mists! fill them with water, add any ink refill (I love tim holtz distress inks, but you can use whichever you prefer) and voilá! you can also use them with water only for water colouring or with perfect pearls.
I wasn't too sure what I would ever use these for but found that I needed them originally for my alcohol ink that did not come in a spray bottle itself and from then I was hooked. One mister can hold an entire bottle of the Adirondiak (not sure of the spelling on that one) ink droppers. I was able to spray everything I needed and had about a third of the mister left which I then transferred back to it's original bottle. I washed the mister out quickly and have used it several times since with various colours. I found that my green one has started to stain a little but the colour that stains it does not bleed into other colours that I have used with it, but I did buy another couple of packs and have individually labeled each mister with each ink since I now use them so often. It's great for water and other various items for a different look on your page. I also have one that is empty so I can use it to blow paint for a different look. Definately more versitile than I originally imagined and am totally glad I got these.
This is a must have item in your tools for scrapbooking, atcs, or any art form. I have used them to make my own colored mists using the distress reinkers and perfect pearls. Perfect pearl powders do not get stuck in the nozzles or spray globs of water at all, you just get a nice fine mist for your project. I also use them to clean off my rubber stamps while I am still working on a page so I don't have to get up to clean them right way. I use one filled with plain water to also clean off my ranger craft mat (another must have item). This products is so fantastic that one package won't do you must have more so you can make dozens of colors of your own handmade mists!
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