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Old 09-24-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Shimmer Spray and Twinkling H20

I tried using a shimmer spray with hairspray and pearl ex. I didn't get the effect I was looking for. The pearl ex felt rough like sandpaper, and was not shiny. Also, I had some larger water spots from the spray not spraying evenly. Does anyone have tried and true recipies? I even used an old stampin mist bottle because I heard the mist was a finer spray. Perhaps my recipie wasn't quite right. Now my PE is separating from the HS.

What are the twimnkling h20? Is it a softer, shimmery-er look?

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Old 09-24-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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I mixed 2 tablespoons of hairspray (Sauve) with 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 teaspoon Pearl Ex. Shake well. I loved the result! The PE tends to settle when not used and you just have to shake it up real good.
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Old 09-24-2004, 02:08 PM   #3
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I did not ad any alcohol, I must have missed that step. I will go try some now. Thanks, SC
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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Twinkiling h20's are great!.. They are soft and produce a shinney effect..they come in hard cakes and you use a water pen to apply to cs.
If you add a different medium(instead of water) you can use them on wood,glass terra cotta, clay,fabric....I really like them and they last forver!
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Rhonda,

What other medium would you add to the H20's?

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Old 09-24-2004, 04:21 PM   #6
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There are mediums made by Angel Wings (1-800-400-3717) that you use instead of water..Rhonda
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:10 PM   #7
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I have a recipe for sparkly spray. you might want to try..

3 tsn water
3/4 tsp Liquid gum arabic
& 1/16th tsp powdered pigment (pearl ex)

Mix thoroughly - pour into fine mist spray bottle and spritz over artwork. Don't spray paper directly. Spray into the air and pull the cardstock through it...


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Old 09-24-2004, 06:40 PM   #8
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Thx for the recipie, I will try it tomorrow. My shimmer spray worked a lot better after adding the alcohol. I think I may have to buy some twinkling h20's unless Paisley Princess figures out her recipie for home made ones!
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Old 09-26-2004, 05:58 PM   #9
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That is really odd that it felt like sand paper. I just took mine out and checked them and they weren't rough at all. I have mixed up quite a few different colors of pearl ex. Wonder what the difference is? I only use hair spray for mine, as I find the extra alcohol made the pearl ex flake off. There are many examples in my gallery of the pearl ex sprayed paper. There is also a thread on here about making your own gold and silver and more papers!
I find I have to mix the pearl ex and hair spray really good every time I go to use it.
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:03 PM   #10
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Yes, they were rough and the PE game off in my hands as I handled the paper. When I used the mixture with Alcolol, the color was softer, but more sparkly and definately smoother. It did not come off in my hands.
Now that I have this down, I am going to try to mix my own twinkling h20 using PE and gum arabic. We'll see how that turns out.
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Thx for the recipie, I will try it tomorrow. My shimmer spray worked a lot better after adding the alcohol. I think I may have to buy some twinkling h20's unless Paisley Princess figures out her recipie for home made ones!
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:12 PM   #12
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What is gum arabic and where can you purchase it?
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #13
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You can find Gum Arabic at most craft stores. It is a powder medium. Supposedly you can do all sorts fo things with it, I havn't made the time yet.
Mix one part gum and four parts pearl x and just a little bit of water and paint it on. I have heard that you can paint it on stamps and then stamp it. it is supposed to be wonderful and beautiful especially on flowers.
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Old 09-27-2004, 04:08 AM   #14
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I thought that stamping with the PearlEx and hairspray mixture was such a good idea that I would give it a try. It worked GREAT!
You can't see the shimmer in this picture, but trust me. It's there!
Thanks for the wonderful tip!

Here's the outcome:
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Have a question about the hairspray. There are different types of suave as to strength of holding. Does it matter if it's regular, extra hold??? Sorry if this sounds silly.

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I really don't think it matters, but I just checked the three sample bottles of hairspray that I added PearlEx to and they are all maximum hold products.
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How much pearl-ex to how much hairspray?

I bought everything I need, just haven't done the mixing yet.

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