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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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • 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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CHA Summer Show-Tattered Angels

If you’re a fan of Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mist, there’s going to be even more for you to love from the company’s CHA Summer release. The color family has expanded to include Glimmer Glam, Glimmer Chalkboard and Glimmer Glaze. Each offers a different level of opacity from nearly transparent to opaque.
Here’s Tattered Angel’s Liz Hicks showing off the new product.
And here she is demonstrating the differences between the four members of the family. The Mist is the most transparent, followed by the Glam, then Glaze and the most opaque is Chalkboard. You brush on the Glam and the Glaze, and the Chalkboard is in a spray bottle.

The Glam and Glaze are permanent, available in 24 colors and they resist (how cool is that?).
Here’s the Glam, which has a glimmery sparkle and contains custom glitter. Hicks said it’s very similar to the Mist, and the glitter won’t come off.

Next up is the Glaze, which comes with a nail polish-like brush applicator. This water-soluble paint is more concentrated and more opaque with lots of glittery shine. If you apply a light coat, it dries immediately. No kidding. It also has a high gloss finish.

And here’s the Chalkboard paint, which also dries very quickly. It gives you the look of chalk without having to mess around with the chalk itself, or worry about it rubbing off. It’s also water-based, and has a paint additive to make it more opaque.


Tattered Angels also released several new goodies to use these colorants on. They have lots new glimmer screens, prints, stamps and these very cool crepe papers. Hicks said the clear stamps are on a heavier plastic backing which can be used for stamping. No clear blocks needed!


In the middle of this photo are white flocked mist-a-ble stickers by Heidi Swap. Other Heidi Swap exclusives are available including screens, prints and resist titles.

Here’s some flocked paper, which can also be misted or painted, and 7×9 flocked album that has been decorated with the Glimmer family of color.

What do you think about these new products from Tattered Angels?

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Glimmer Mist Q&A

Reported By Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Q: What is Glimmer Mist?

A: Glimmer Mist is a glittery dye from Tattered Angels. It comes packaged in a spray bottle with a sticker showing the color of the contents.

Q: Why the sticker?

A: Glimmer Mist is basically dye with metallic pigment powders mixed in with it. You need to shake the bottle to get the powder to mix with the dye because it’s heavier and sinks to the bottom when left alone.

Q: What does it look like?

A: With over sixty different colors to choose from, it’s hard to make a blanket statement. Generally speaking they’re very transparent, though I have found that the darker blues and browns tend to be a bit more opaque. Some of the lighter colors are almost completely transparent adding just a bit of a sheen to your work.

Check out this layout:


I wanted the background paper to capture the feeling of New York. So I used a combination of water, walnut ink, Glimmer Mist, ink and crumpling to get that grungy but shiny and definitely aged feeling.

Q: Cool! So, what does it stick to besides paper?

A: Wood, metal, plastic, glass, photos, fabric, paint…almost everything I’ve tried it on! Here’s a canvas I made using Glimmer Mist:


Q: So I can use it on anything?

A: Well, yeah. But here’s the thing: It’s not waterproof. So, even after it has dried, if you spray it with water, it will start running again. So, if you’re using it for an altered piece or something that is going to be in any kind of weather or humidity, you need to seal it with something.

Q: Is it hard to use?

A: If you can use hairspray, you can use Glimmer Mist! It’s in a little pump spray bottle and you just push the button down and move across your project. Couldn’t be easier!

Q: Speaking of hairspray, I’ve heard that you can make your own using hairspray and pigment powders….

A: Yep, I’ve heard that too. But, with over 60 colors to choose from and such a reasonable price ($6.95 for 2oz), why bother?! Plus, I don’t love the idea of hairspray all over my stuff… And it’s acid free, so if that is a concern for you, Glimmer Mist has you covered.

Q: 2 oz. doesn’t sound like a lot…

A: Trust me, I use my Glimmer Mists all the time and I still haven’t run out of a single color!

Q: Wow! That’s great! Is there anything else I need to know before I go out and buy a bunch of Glimmer Mist?

A: Nope! Just grab a bottle or two and start experimenting!

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