Arrgh I am still sick beyond belief. If you know me, then you know I am not one for just sitting around so this infection is aggravating cuz I am so stir crazy but too tired to do much!!! Even though I am sick I feel like I have been neglecting my blog so I whipped a little something up for you today.

For now, here is a fun technique using Glimmer Screens from Glimmer Mist and Zutter Cover-Alls!

Creating a Patterned Cover

When Zutter first came out with Cover-Alls I was all over the kraft colored ones but the white covers did not appeal to me. Well, I finally had an epiphany!

I've decided that white Cover-alls were meant for Glimmer Mist! LOL Also they take paint really well–only 1-2 coats needed versus several coats if using the kraft cover-alls (becuase the kraft colors peeks through).

Supplies:

  • Zutter Cover-all in White
  • Glimmer Mist in at least 3 colors
  • Glimmer Screens
  • Paper Towels
  • Heat Gun

You can use any size cover-all – I used 5.5 x 7.5. I use Patina, Mustard Seed, and Graphite Glimmer Mist. And for the screens I used two of the same one but if you don't have two, you can just use any combination of screens or masks (if you don't have any screens).

Lay the screens onto your project, staggered like a diamond pattern. If you don't enough screens, mask off the area without screens with some scrap paper. You'll have to keep masking each area until you create a pattern covering the entire Cover-All surface.


Spray the surface with Glimmer Mist.

Remove the scrap paper used as a mask.


The Glimmer Screens will be covered with Glimmer Mist. Carefully flip them over onto the white surface. Press the Glimmer Screens onto the surface with a paper towel to make sure the Mist spreads out under the Screen and gets nice contact with the Cover-All.


After removing the screens that you “stamped” with, your Cover-All should look like this:

You might want to spray a little more of the same color mist over the places where the masks made a harsh line between the white area of the Cover-All and the misted area.


Use a heat gun to dry the mist completely. This will help the colors to not bleed or blend together when you change colors.

Glimmer Mist with another color (I used Patina) in the whiter areas of the Cover-All.



It looks blotchy so to take care of that, dab up the excess with a paper towel.


Now the misting has a more uniform look.

For more antiquing, I sprayed a couple of spots with Graphite (black) Glimmer Mist.


Then I dabbed up the Graphite with a paper towel.

The longer you let it set, the deeper the color will be. Since I stopped to grab the camera, the color set in a little more than I wanted. Luckily I practiced on the inside of the book so on the cover I got a better result. Here is the same technique on the cover.

Spray the cover with Glimmer Mist in just a few spots:

Dab off the excess:


After drying the cover completely with a heat gun you can use an outline pen ( I love the Copic outliners) to trace the oultine of the patterns on the cover:


The lines don't have to be perfect or straight, just so you get the idea of the pattern. If you do want perfectly straight lines then lay the Glimmer Screen back on top of the pattern and use it as a stencil for tracing. I used this same technique on the “Elegantly Turquoise” book I taught a few weeks ago:

On this book I used Patina and Jazz Blue glimmer mist and 3 different screens. Then I cut a damask diecut using the Quickutz Silhouette and added that to the edges of each cover.

You can step up this technique by using Diamond Glaze or Crystal Lacquer. Donna Salazar uses this technique on Prima Paintables by first painting areas of the pattern with several coats of Diamond Glaze. Then she mists them or paints them, wiping the excess from the glazed parts for a resist effect. I am featuring this effect in my 7Gypsies book I posted about a couple of days ag0 (class has been postponed).

Soooo, do you want to try your hand at this technique? Show me what you did with this technique on a page, book, or whatever and post a link in the comments on this post. On February 28 I will choose a winner to receive a 5.5 x7.5 Cover-All in white and another winner to receive a 6×6 Cover-All in White! That's two chances to win and over a week to create your project. Good luck!!

Happy Creating.

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “Until I’m Better, A Technique to Hold You Over!

  1. you’ve been a scrappin’ fool too!!! i hope you get better soon.

    Posted on February 20, 2009 at 2:18 am
  2. I too hope you are better soon!
    Love this technique … I’ve not bought any of the Glimmer Mists yet, but I can see I’m going to have to soon.

    Posted on February 20, 2009 at 2:24 am
  3. Looks really cool…always doin something cool!
    I know when the snow clears and bad weather I will have to bring Bre up and we cna visit…she won’t let me scrap, so it will have to be with bre and no scrap OR no Bre and we scrap. =)
    I sure hope you feel better soon!
    Take care!
    P.S….I haven’t tried the glimmer mist either…maybe soon I will buy some. =)

    Posted on February 20, 2009 at 3:36 am
  4. Hope you are feeling better Jen, and I love that technique… I will now be searching for something I can adapt as a screen… oh and I might need some glimmer mists too!

    Posted on February 20, 2009 at 7:06 am
  5. Beautiful Jen!! I hope you get well soon!! This cold has been realy nasty to you.

    Posted on February 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm