This tutorial shows ways that you can use Dylusions Shimmer Spray and also gives some tips on how to keep them working great.
Every Cherry Box this March will have one of these sprays along with a stencil so you can try all of the techniques seen in this tutorial.
Tip #1: Always shake up your shimmer spray before you spray! The shimmer powder needs to get remixed in with the ink. So shake it up every time before you spray!
Tip #2: If you leave the bottle laid down on its side the powder will not clog your tube or nozzel.
This technique was by far my favorite! I love how shimmery it is but I was not expecting all of the bubble/ textured look it got! For this I didn't blot off any of the extra spray and just let it sit there to dry. It was very wet at first but it was dry in about 3 minutes, so worth the wait! I also thought it was cool how the blue blended naturally with the pink to make a gradient with purple in the middle. When doing this technique you need to be careful of which colors you use because the spray could look muddy if you choose colors two colors that don't work together. But you don't know until you try so just do it anyways!
On this page I went a little crazy and mixed up some stencils. I thought it was too loud and bright to use for a background, which is why I sprayed it down and whipped off a lot of the shimmer spray and blended it more together. It still was very shimmery, it was just more blended together and. I was very surprised to see how well the Dylusions Journal paper held up! The paper didn't bead up at all, which in my experience, happens on 99% of paper.
This was the reverse side of the stencil that I had used in the page above. This technique is great for getting the most out of your sprays because after you use it on one side; you flip it and use it on the other. Before I sent the stencil on this page down I gave it a spritz of water using my spray bottle. This just makes it easier for the shimmer spray to come off easier from your stencil. Disclaimer: I think I had something else on my stencil that I did not wash off all of the way before I did this which is why it has some yellow-green parts in it.
This technique is great if you don't want your entire background covered in shimmer. You can just add small spritz over your page for an accent.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I'm off to go scrub the ink off of my hands
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They are fun and oh so pretty!