Reported by Cassandra Darwin
I received a Smooch Spritz as a gift a couple months ago and just recently started using it. I’ll admit that my style is usually “stay inside the lines” and sprays intimidated me. I finally got brave enough to make lots of shiny red embellishments for Valentine’s Day cards. Then I came across a class sample in my local scrapbook store that used a few different colors of Smooch Spritz to make flowers. I was intrigued and bought two more colors so I could try to recreate the flowers. I also read the Smooch Spritz tip sheet since I am fairly new to pigment sprays.
One of the first things I noticed when using Smooch Spritz is that you need to protect your work space. The spray nozzle gives you a fine mist of pigment, but the downside of that is that you’ll get tiny sparkle spots all over if you’re not careful. I started using a cardboard box with my craft sheet lining the bottom. This kept all “flyaways” contained, and didn’t cost a thing!
- Only takes about 10 seconds of shaking to completely mix liquid and pigment together (much easier than some other shimmer sprays)
- Washes off hands and a craft sheet very easily
- Drying time is really quick on standard cardstock
- Wide variety of rich colors, each with varying degrees of shimmer
- Color and sparkle don’t transfer off a finished product (those flowers were handled a lot after they dried)
- Hard to aim in precisely one location
- Some curling after spraying on thin book paper
- Although I haven’t had any problems with the tubes being glass, I’m always worried about breaking them and pigment going everywhere (I’m a worrier!)
Smooch Spritz is made by Clearsnap and retails for about $4.50 – each spray bottle has 0.37 fl. oz. It is widely available at scrapbook and local craft stores, but I have not seen it at the larger chains. And a recommendation when purchasing the Smooch Spritz – ask your local store to see samples of all the colors (mine had one next to the display). When the pigment is sprayed it looks very different than the color in the bottle or the indicator on the cap.
Smooch Spritz is available here at Amazon.com
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