Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shimmer Paint and Mist Comparison

Just a quick post today about the differences between the three Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paints.  In the picture above, I stamped a sample of each (ink the stamp by dabbing a sponge dauber in the shimmer paint and then dabbing it on the stamp), and also made a sample of cardstock sprayed with home-made shimmer mist, using the three shimmer paints.

Making the mist is easy - all you need is a small mist sprayer, some rubbing alcohol, water and the shimmer paint.  For my bottles*, which are 0.25 oz., I filled them about ¾ths full of alcohol, added a tiny bit of water, and then 3-4 drops of the shimmer paint.  I didn't measure anything, but I'd estimate it's about a 7:1 or 8:1 ratio of alcohol to water.  Shake well to blend before you spray.  I love that I can turn any color of cardstock into shimmer paper!  Woohoo!!!!

As you can see, the Frost White and Champagne Mist made the best shimmer mist (in my opinion), but the Platinum inked the stamp the best.  It seems to be thicker and more opaque.  They are ALL gorgeous in real life - the picture doesn't do them justice!

Also, these Shimmer Paints are only available in the Holiday Mini Catalog, which ends January 4th, so if you want them, you better get them while you can!  Click on the catalog on the upper right to order!

* I'm using empty hand sanitizer spritzers I got at the 99¢ Store in a 2 pack.  (It's not the gel-type sanitizer; it's liquid spray.)


  1. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 17. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at

  2. What a great idea to show a comparison! Good crafting post!

  3. Thanks for the info. I can't wait to get my paints.

  4. Thanks Cindy for showing the differences. I just got my first Shimmer Paint yesterday, Platinum. Still waiting on Frost White. After seeing your comparisons, I wish I would have ordered Chamagne Mist too!


Thank you for visiting - I'd love to hear from you!