Linda shares with us her thoughts on the enduring trend of mixed media, and incorporates Glimmer Mist into her fabulous work. Her projects are created with Tattered Angels Glimmer Tiles, the Butterfly Glimmer Screen and the beautiful butterlfy (Inflight) Clear Stamps.
Linda writes: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are quite a surprising product - I have not used them a great deal before because I thought they would be to subtle to suit my style of work. I was happy to be proved wrong and found that the flexibility in their application was amazing.
They flow nicely with one another and take well to all of the surfaces that I worked on. The complementary products such as the Chip Tiles, stencils and stamps all go perfectly hand in hand.
Spritzed with one colour as a base, layered colours over stencil, use the built up colour on the top of the stencil to transfer design, simply flip wet stencil over and burnish with a soft cloth. Use the stamp to clear emboss, this forms a resist to additional over spray of more colour. Highlight some of the raised areas by smearing a little Rub n’ Buff over design.
For an overall shabby grunge look use a light smear of black acrylic around the edges.
A little stamping and outlining finishes the panel nicely.
Paint the entire surface in black, once dried smear a little rub n’ buff. Using a palette knife, butter some texture paste over the butterfly stencil. Allow to dry over night or force dry with a heat gun to achieve more texture. Once dry over lay colour by using a flattering combination of Glimmer Mists. To highlight the design use a quality paint pen and some sparkly glitter glue.
Spray with a light colour (Meadow Green), spray Jazz Blue over the stencil. Ink up the butterfly stamp and apply off centre in a dark colour. Use the stamp again to clear emboss centrally. Over spray with a contrasting colour. Shabby grunge the edges with black paint and a smear of rub n’ buff. To create the 3D butterfly overlay, cut out the butterfly from the stamp packaging or use Jet Black Stazon on acetate. Attach with a reliable clear drying adhesive.
Gesso the reverse of a small canvas and allow drying before layering colour with Glimmer Mists.
Stamp frame randomly and highlight with paint pen. Stamp butterfly onto an ATC blank and layer colour, once dry cut out some of the areas around the wings.
Use a paint dauber to apply a light coat of acrylic to the stamp and press lightly onto an acrylic ATC, once dry highlight by using rub n’ buff, paint pen and a little glitter glue.
Attach the cardstock ATC to the acrylic by using adhesive spray...the ATC may need to be clamped or viced while drying. Use dimensional glue such as silicon on the back of the finished ATC to keep it lifted in the canvas. Flood the inside with a glaze such as dimensional magic or crystal lacquer...if you allow the glaze to dry slightly you can use an awl to draw into it, this drags some of the colour to form interesting patterns and effect.
Gillian Lester has used the Glimmer Mists in her scrapbook layouts, using stencilling to achieve wonderful faux lace backgrounds.