Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Made my own shimmer mist

On the MTC forum there has been talk of making your own shimmer mist. So I decided to give it a shot. I went to hobby lobby and found Anita's All Purpose Metallic Craft Paint and FolkArt Acrylic Paint. I bought 8 different colors all together.  
The colors from let to right
11212 Titanium Gold, 11204 Sapphire, 11206 Silver, *665 Metallic Garnet Red*, 11211 Black, 11202 Amethyst, 11207 Copper, 11203 Emerald Green

The Metallic Garnet Red is the FolkArt paint. The rest are the Anitas paint. 
The Anitas paint was on sale for 77 cents and the FolkArt paint was $1.67. The only reason I tried the Folk Art one was because they were out of the Metallic red in the Anitas brand. 

Then I headed to the Dollar Tree and found these body splashes in spray bottles. They come in 2 to a package and the best part is they were only $1! This is also why I bought an even number of paints. 

I looked up online and one ounce is almost 30mL. So I measured out 30mL of the liquid and washed it down the sink. Then I squirted a big squirt of paint into each bottle. When you do this, make sure you don't put too much paint in the bottle because you have to make sure to leave room to shake up the mixture. 

After putting the lids back on the scented bottles, I shook away. Look on the bottom to make sure you have shaken up all the paint because if you don't, when you spray, you will just get a stream of paint. 

Here are my results:

You can't really see the shimmer in the pics but I promise it's there. Also you might want to squirt the mist into the sink or something a couple times just to make sure you're not getting a stream then you can spray your project. Don't spray too much because your paper will curl. 

I might look for different spray bottles because i would prefer more of a mist. 

Anyways.. If you have any questions leave me a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can and I'd love to see pictures of your end product if you give this a try! For less then $12 I got everything I needed to make 8 different shades of Shimmer Mist. I hope you give it a try!

Thanks Deana & Rach for the Perfect Recipe.

If anyone would like to see other ways to make this, please come visit the MTC forum!


Rachell said...

glad to see you got some made today and that Deana and I shared some useful information with all on the Make-The-Cut forum

Auntie Marg said...

ok ... did you actualy use the the body splash liquid...and if so does it still smell good?

Scrappinbutterfly said...

yes i did and it does still smell good. And it's not a really strong over powering smell either.

Nelda said...

Grest tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

MTC Forum:

Anonymous said...

Nice results, love the idea of the body spray. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on the Make The Cut Forum.

Post a Comment