is information provided by the manufacturer. After using the
product quite a bit we've added comments from our Blockheads
testers. Keep in mind they are Blockheads and you
might have different results than they did.
- For a
light, evenly misted look, hold Glimmer Mist away from your
project and spray, such as you would when applying hairspray.
- For a
thicker, raindrop application, hold Glimmer Mist closer to
your project while spraying. Do not move the sprayer too much,
or too fast.
- For a
pooling effect, which gives intense color, spray Glimmer Mist
very closely and directly on your project.
let Glimmer Mist air dry or use a heating tool to speed up the
drying process. Please note that while Glimmer Mist is attractive
when just using one color, layering multiple colors also adds
a beautiful richness to your projects.
of our Favorite Places to Use Glimmer Mist:
instantly on wood
fabulous on chipboard and paper
to metal and glass (The Blockheads find that it spots too
much to look very impressive and is not permanent)
on plastic to create a stained glass effect (The Blockheads
do not really care for this technique)
your stickers shimmer (The Blockheads only care for this
on non-glossy stickers)
your fabric or paper flowers
Adds a gorgeous
sheen to lace, ribbon, twill and fabrics (will wash out!) (The
Blockheads say this is not a permanent adornment for fabrics,
just for fabric embellishments on artwork)
dribbles: When you spray, make sure your finger is not hanging
over the front edge of the sprayer. When the Glimmer Mist disburses
it will hit your finger and dribble back down onto the rim of
the sprayer. The next time you shake it or tip it, it will dribble
out. If your finger is pulled back, the glimmer Mist will spray
out in the pattern it was intended to and it wont go back onto
the cap. (The Blockheads say that they swear they didn't
have their finger out, at least not enough to get mist on it
and it still dribbled when shaken on the next use. Of course
these are Blockheads we're talking about and they solve the
problem by tipping their bottle upside down over a paper towel
before the next use to make sure no mist collected in the sprayer.)
gets clogged: To
prevent it getting clogged, make sure you shake all the bottles
of Glimmer Mist really well before you spray it. The Glimmer
part settles at the bottom and if the bottle isn't shaken really
well the sprayer will suck up too much glimmer for the sprayer
to handle To clear out the sprayer, take off the sprayer top,
put canned air (without spray straw) directly on sprayer opening.
Apply canned air in short spurts 1-3 times until clear. You
can also put the canned air to the outside of the hole and spray
it that way (The Blockheads hope their sprayer never gets
clogged! They don't have canned air in their testing cages.)
like the spray pattern: If you're trying to get a fine mist
and can't, push the sprayer down quickly and move it across
the surface of your project you're applying hairspray. You want
to keep your hand moving quickly and evenly across your project.
Bear in mind the nature of the project is that it may take you
several tries to accomplish a completely even spray pattern.
Practice spraying before you do your final project. If you're
trying for a "splotchy" look, push the sprayer down
halfway while aiming at your project. Don't move the sprayer
too much or too fast.
is curling: Glimmer Mist is a water-based spray that can make
lightweight mediums (like tags and cardstock) curl as it dries.
There are a number of ways to correct this: 1) Use a heat tool
on both sides of your paper (The Blockheads said the paper
is still wavy but that might be OK in some instances) 2)
Iron your paper (The Blockheads say to let air dry completely
or with heat gun before ironing, if there is any dampness after
ironing, the paper will recurl) 3) After it's dry, place
a heavy object on it for a few minutes (The Blockheads are
too impatient for this method).
stain my hands and/or clothes? As with any arts and crafts project,
messes happen. Glimmer Mist will come out of your clothes in
almost all circumstances. It may take a couple of washings so
make sure you check before you put it in the dryer. Glimmer
Mist on your hands comes off best with shampoo, so once you're
out of the shower it should be gone! It will also come off with
several washings from soap.
Mist water resistant? No, Glimmer Mist is water based and does
not use pigment dye. Therefore, it will run if exposed to moisture.
If you're planning on displaying Glimmer Misted artwork in a
humid environment (i.e. bathroom decor) put a protective coating
images get blurry after being sprayed: There are two ways to
use Glimmer Mist with stamped images. If you're using archival
ink, you can spray Glimmer Mist on top of your stamped image
after the ink has dried. If you don't use archival ink, spray
the Glimmer Mist first and stamp your image when it's dry.
(The Blockheads say that you can also spray over permanent inks
and some pigment inks that are not considered "archival")