Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Glimmer Mist Class




Last night Jen & I drove to Appleton for a class in the glimmer mist. It was supposed to be 3 hours but probably was only around 2 and during that time we made the above book. Jen has used the mist before but even tho I got a bottle for Christmas I hadn't tried it. I watched a video on the computer last week and did have some thoughts on how it worked.


There was only 8 of us in the class (2 at a table) and this is the back of the book we made. The instructor didn't seem overly familiar with the product especially when I mentioned using the brayer over the screen with a piece of paper towel. On this back page I used a borrowed screen which was actually bigger then the page itself. I really liked that look.




She did show us a few things like how to mix the glimmer stuff on the bottom of the bottle. We used kind of an open box to spray the items that Archivers sold for $5 but I thing any type of box at home would work well without spending that additional money. The class came with 3 small bottles of different color mists so it's nice to come home with something to play with.









We also got a small screen which you will see used on some of the pages here so that will be nice to have. The page above it was used on both of the corners. Unfortunately the selection of screens was very limited and I was hoping to either find the gate screen or possibly some type of swirl. Didn't want the halloween ones or to start off with birds and butterflies. Maybe later but not when I'm still at the experimenting stage.






I have included pictures of most of the pages of the album we made. Noticed how it had some really neat embossed images like the clock and the suitcase. We actually used some Ranger ink on those to make them stand out so nicely.











I should have waited till I had pictures inside and the whole album finished but maybe that will motivate me to finish it and post those results. It was a fun class and of course we got to do some shopping afterwards as this is the closest Archivers and it is an hour away. If it was closer I'm sure we would be taking more classes as it is always fun to see how a new product works and what you can do with it.

7 comments:

Tona said...

Your book is fantastic! It sounds like a fun class & it's always great to have some extra goodies to play with afterwards.

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

YAY - Great job Louise - I haven't had a class on Glimmer Mist only the tutorial on their site. That would be fun to do a class on it

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Cute book!

So which place in Appleton did you go?

Donna said...

Fantastic job! I love the style of this book!

Lorraine said...

wow...looks great.....

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing Louise. I'm new to glimmer too. I have only one, I've used a couple times. It's the pearl one. I used it on some Christmas cards. But I think I'd like to know more about it too. I should probley look for lessons online somewhere. Glad you had fun. Show us more...when you get the pix in please.

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