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Old 10-17-2005, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default TLC34 - Shimmer Me Timbers!

This week's challenge is creating a shimmer with Pearl-Ex Spray Shimmer. Pearl-Ex Spray Shimmer gives a beautiful shimmer to cardstock....scans don't do it justice....it is just gorgeous in real life.
I hope to load an example by tomorrow.

To make Pearl-Ex Spray Shimmer, simply add about 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of any color Pearl-Ex to a travel size bottle of hairspray. Shake very well. Then simply spritz a piece of cardstock with the Spray Shimmer. Let dry and incorporate into your card.

FYI: Some spray bottles "spit" more than others...that is they spray out droplets rather than a fine mist. It just gives a different look.


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Old 10-17-2005, 12:38 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun! I've been meaning to try this, but haven't yet.
Off to find a travel-sized hairspray!
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I just bought a travel size hairspray, but it's for my purse! Hmmm... may have to sacrifice it. Or, maybe I'll just run to Walmart and buy another!
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Oh man am I excited. I actually have Pearl Ex, but don't know what to do with it!! I am going to go out and get some hairspray just to try this!!

I've been waiting for a challenge that I can actually do. This is great.
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I have been wanting to do this and just bought some of the travel hair sprays from Target. Now I will DO IT!! Thanks for the challenge!
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:47 PM   #6
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Oh this looks like fun! finally a reason to break out my pearl-ex! NO time this evening but a good one for the morning!
 
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I love this tecnique! Here are two I had previously done! Hopefully I can make a new one today or tomorrow! Thanks Beth!!

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Oooohh....I definitely want to try this. I'll have to hit Target tomorrow for travel size hairspray! Thanks for posting this new idea, Beth.
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Oh awesome! I made some of this spray up for the Pearl Ex Ways to Use it challenge two weeks ago and never got around to making a card with it! Will try some later.
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Default I love PearlEx and Hairspray!

I have a few bottles in my stampin supplies and use them regularly. I used them on a few cards which are in my gallery!

Here is one that I posted a few weeks ago. I used the pearl ex (white) and hairspray on the main image. That added shimmer makes the card so much more elegant!

Another card I made with the pearlex/hs combo on the main image.

***Just a note - make sure you get unscented hairspray. Sometimes those little bottles of hairspray are just so stinky!!! You never know if the recipient is going to have sensitivity to the hairspray. You can buy a few small empty spray bottles and a larger unscented bottle. Mix a few different colors up and experiment on whisper white cs. I have done green pearlex on white cs and it looks awesome. My favorite is the white though. (note to self: try gold or silver!) ***

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Does it work better on glossy or matte CS? Or does it matter? I just tried it on a couple of pieces. On the glossy, I seem to have created "puddles." i.e. Instead of the hairspray staying where I had sprayed, it seemed to run a bit. So I got puddles of the spray which still show after drying, because the PearlEx ran to the edge of the puddle. Does this make sens to anyone?
The shimmer looks much more even on the matte CS.
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Does it work better on glossy or matte CS? Or does it matter? I just tried it on a couple of pieces. On the glossy, I seem to have created "puddles." i.e. Instead of the hairspray staying where I had sprayed, it seemed to run a bit. So I got puddles of the spray which still show after drying, because the PearlEx ran to the edge of the puddle. Does this make sens to anyone?
The shimmer looks much more even on the matte CS.
I know when I did mine, that you can't just "spray it" on...you sorta have to get the paper into the mist. (spray in the air, then wave paper into it) Does that make sence!? I have done 3 cards with it, and I did all of mine on black. I am sure it would work on any paper though! Good luck. Keep trying!
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I know when I did mine, that you can't just "spray it" on...you sorta have to get the paper into the mist. (spray in the air, then wave paper into it) Does that make sence!? I have done 3 cards with it, and I did all of mine on black. I am sure it would work on any paper though! Good luck. Keep trying!
I've always done it on matte paper so I don't know about glossy. Like Jacksonbelle I don't "spray" it onto the paper. Meaning I place my cardstock on the cement basement floor near the drain and then take the sprayer, holding it so that the spray goes towards the wall and the mist falls onto the paper.

I also added some rubbing alcohol so make it not so sticky (2/3 parts hairspray to 1/3 part alcohol). I also added a few plastic pony beads to help mix it up as the pearl ex will seperate and go to the bottom.

I've got some already made up with pearl (makes white paper just sparkle so for that snow scene!) and some with the gray/silver color (looks great on gray paper). I'll have to play some more.

My only word of advice is if you are planning to send the card out I'd plan on making it ahead of time and letting it have a week or so to air out the smell of the hairspray!
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So I was just out in my garage, spraying my scrap paper to see how this goes.

I took the advice and mixed in some rubbing alcohol and my papers have curled. Is this normal?? I am letting them dry so don't know if they will flatten back out or not, just wanted to ask.

I may not get to making the cards with these tonight but I am at least part way there.
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I took the advice and mixed in some rubbing alcohol and my papers have curled. Is this normal?? I am letting them dry so don't know if they will flatten back out or not, just wanted to ask.
Yep, mine did that too. I forgot about that part. I just left them alone to flatten while they dried on the floor.
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I know when I did mine, that you can't just "spray it" on...you sorta have to get the paper into the mist. (spray in the air, then wave paper into it) Does that make sence!? I have done 3 cards with it, and I did all of mine on black. I am sure it would work on any paper though! Good luck. Keep trying!
Oh Lindsey! I love the copper! It looks awesome! Especially on the black. You definitely have to spritz it away from the cs and let is slowly mist the area or else it will blurb up in little areas. Great point!
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I have some and haven't used it -- wasn't sure how, so thank you all for the great tips. Hopefully I can get out today and pick up some bottles (love that alcohol and bead ideas!).

I love how this place helps me stretch!
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My Timbers are shimmering and so is my stamp room, LOL!! Thank you Beth Warner for posting this challenge, for I always new there was a resaon why they invented pearl-ex! Had lot's of fun with this!!! Heres my Shimmery Creation
 
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I just went out on my lunch hour and bought 2 hairsprays........and it was not for my hair. Now I will "have" to do your cool challenge. Whoopeee!!!! Nancy
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Yep, mine did that too. I forgot about that part. I just left them alone to flatten while they dried on the floor.
Yep-as of this morning they seemed to have flattened out. Now, I just have to figure out what to do nect
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Here's mine. This was so much fun, Beth. Thanks so much for the great suggestion.

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Here is mine:

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The Artichoke background is sprayed with Gold PE and the flower is painted with Pearl PE.

That is sooo easy and really does add -- thanks for the challenge (I've had the PearlEx in my drawer for a couple years and this is the first time I've used them )
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Finally got the hairspray and the time.

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Beth.........I did it! Here is my very shimmery card. What a fun technique. I will definately do again. Nancy
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Here's a card that combines TLC34, CC32 and SC43. I used silver pearl-ex in the hairspray and I actually think I preferred this card before I sprayed it with the 'shimmer' spray. Great color combination!

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Here's my Thanksgiving card using this technique! I love the shimmer...

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I thought I'd come up with a really cool idea all by myself...until I remembered I'd gotten my inspiration from this challenge a few weeks ago. Lol! If you look very carefully, you can actually see the sparkle on the cardstock!

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