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Old 11-24-2011, 12:27 AM   #44
lylacfey
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How do you make it?
I have several mist recipes. I use everything from acrylic paint, iridescent medium, pearl ex, mica powders, rubbing alcohol and even shimmery eye shadow. Each of the recipes I use come up with a different look. If you google Make Your Own Glimmer Mist you will get a lot of different recipes. I did a cost comparison of making your own Glimmer Mist to buying it. For the most part they average out the same. The only one that came out much cheaper was using acrylic paint and glue. I have all these items on hand in my art room since I use them for painting and other work. I love to make my own custom colors and look.

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I would LOVE to know how you make these..I don't have any and have never bought it simply because of the horrifc mess I make with glitter..I was afraid I would end up looking like a muppet with it..or worse..my card would look like a chia pet
You could be as beautiful as Miss Piggy. You could have beautiful glitter eye shadow, lol. I hardly get glitter on me except my nose. My poor DH has it on him all the time. My DH has a manly man job. Where he works is all men. They only have one secretary. My poor DH the glitter seems to find him more than me. He doesn't use that stuff, lol. When he goes to work the glitter falls on his co-workers, in his truck, on his boss. He gets a lot of grief about it, lol. His boss is always sweet about giving me things to craft with even though he's all glittered up.

Flower Soft- Rub two styrofoam pieces together until you get a pile of "fluff". Add a couple drops of reinker and mix with a toothpick. Let dry. You can also use Buffalo Snow. The bags of snow stores sale around Christmas to decorate your trees or villages.

Flock- When you distress paper with your scissors all the little pieces that fall off are flock. Distress your paper and gather up the pieces. You now have frugal flock. If you have lil' ones in your home construction paper works really well. Recollection cardstock makes some nice flock too.

I know that Flower Soft and Flock seem to be a bit of hassle to make. Especially the Flock since you can buy Studio G flock for $1. I hardly use these two items when card making so it's easier for me to make my own and less clutter. I can pick the color I want.

You could also buy white Flower Soft and Flock, add a couple drops of reinkers and make your own custom colors too.
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