Tattered Angels, Chalkboard Mist

Reported by Jenny Chesnick

So what IS Glimmer Mist? Glimmer Mist is a quick and easy spray that delivers just a touch of glimmer in a fine mist to make all of your projects shine. Glimmer Mist is water-based, archival safe, acid-free, and non-toxic. Glimmer Mist is safe for and adheres to all types of materials including paper, acrylic, metal, and fabric.

What IS Glimmer Mist Chalkboard? The very same, with one exception, it is Opaque! Chalkboard Mist comes in 12 colors (chart below!) Chalkboard mists became a hit with the test Mist Marshmallow in 2009. I happened upon Marshmallow at a small local stamp show. It took some testing on different papers to realize how different the product really was from the original Glimmer Mist.

Since the launch of the entire line of Chalkboards I have picked up a couple other colors to play with. The Chalkboard mist is milky in appearance in the bottle and when sprayed on has more of a matte feel when dry. It also seems to have more of a silvery glimmer to it. Most of the colors I compared below have a gold glimmer to them.

The first two colors I compared were Pearl Mist & Chalk (formerly Marshmallow). In the photo you can see the noticeable difference in the “matte” of the Chalk versus the Pearl. I have never had Pearl show up so bright on a project before. Typically it is more of a clear glimmer, I find the same with the Chalk except it is more matte. On card stock alone you can see the stand out from the use of screens very well. What you cannot see it the actual “glimmer” It would just not show up in my photos. The Pearl has almost a rainbow-ish glimmer and the Chalk more silvery.

Next up is Black Magic Mist by Heidi Swapp and Chalkboard Charcoal. These two colors had the least amount of noticeable difference in colors. The glimmer seems to me to be along the same color and even the “matte” seemed similar. I had a hard time figuring out for myself which was which when I was done.

Finally Lemon Zest Mist and Banana Pudding Chalk. These two colors as you can see show a huge difference in style. The Banana Pudding Chalk has a very matte opaque finished while the Lemon Zest stays bright and shiny. The Chalk seems to be suitable if you want to have just a hint of color with this one. The Lemon Zest by far stands out against the black card stock.


  • Innovative product line
  • Sprays evenly; no mess
  • Adheres to fabric, paper, metals and more


  • Needs more variety of colors
  • Price, 2oz $6.90 MSRP
  • Can be hard to find locally

For me, which Glimmer Mist I use is going to based on my project at hand. What’s your personal preference? Have you used any of the chalks yet? Are you considering them? Leave us a comment and let us know!



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5 Responses to Tattered Angels, Chalkboard Mist

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    Margaret August 12, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    I am a Glimmer Misting fool and buy most of mine off Ebay because, like you said, it is hard to buy at local stores.

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    RosieP August 12, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    I don’t like the final result of chalk spray and I think all of the mists are too expensive for what they are…so I make my own using Perfect Pearls, water, and usually a drop or two of ink. The binder is already in PP so it won’t rub off the sprayed surface. Adding ink (pigment ink) allows me to make any color I want.

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    Our Little Inspirations August 12, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    I haven’t tried either the mist of the chalk yet, but I think I’d be inclined to try the mist first after seeing your demo! The cost of them is what keeps me from trying them.

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    GrammaR August 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    I haven’t tried the chalk and I don’t know if I will. The GM is expensive and it looks like the chalk is too. I’m with RosieP, make your own with Perfect Pearls and get the exact color you want.

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    Anonymous August 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    I am a lover over glimmer mist,I thing I spray it on everything.LOL
    Have used chalk a few times, but prefer the mist.