Monday, March 22, 2010

Product Review - Tattered Angels Chip Tiles

Okay....how many of you have purchased Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and have not used it yet because you don't know what to do with it or how to use it? I see you shaking your head "yes" right now!! Do not be intimidated any longer!!! Not only do the light colors of Glimmer Mist create a beautiful finishing touch for your cards and projects, but I will show you below how to get some use out of all of those gorgeous colors of Glimmer Mist as well, using the Tattered Angels Chip Tiles! These Chip Tiles can be used as covers for mini-scrapbooks, to embellish your scrapbook pages, to make wall hangings, bookmarks, and much more. Each tile is 4" x 7" and has raised embossed images on one side. Our Daily Bread designs carries three different styles....Nature, Regal, and Traveler. There are six different images in each package, so you have a wide variety of uses.



For this week's Product Review, I have chosen to make two different notebook holders, using the Zutter Bind-It-All. The first step is to punch through the front and back Chip Tiles with the Bind-It-All. I chose to punch the top of the Chip Tile, but another option is to punch the sides, such as Kelley's gorgeous Glimmer Book, shown HERE.


Next, I unrolled the Tattered Angels Misting Mat, which covers a 20" x 30" area, since I will be spraying heavy amounts of Glimmer Mist. And always have a few paper towels handy as well.

HELPFUL HINT: ALWAYS shake your Glimmer Mist from side to side instead of up and down, so that the glimmer material inside does not clog up your sprayer. If clogging occurs, clean and unclog sprayer with warm water. Shake the bottle well before each use....which means every time you pick the bottle up, even during the same session. For adding a little shimmer to your cards, hold your card out at least 12 inches away....spray the Glimmer Mist once to remove any air bubbles (which cause splatters), then spray in a sweeping motion across your project. (If you use the "direct hit" method, it is likely that you will get splotches of Glimmer instead of an even shimmer.)


I started off saturating the Chip Tile with Copper Glimmer Mist...the more you spray, the more glimmer you will get, especially where it "puddles". Use paper towels to clean the excess from the Misting Mat....you can always use those glimmered paper towels later to make home-made flowers!!!


The next step is to choose one of the Glimmer Screen Templates....since I am using the "Traveler" Chip Tiles, I am using the Glimmer Screens that match. The next color I used was Olive Vine and sprayed over the Glimmer Screen, holding the screen in place with Tattered Angels tweezers. Since the screen was wet with Glimmer Mist, I carefully picked it up, turned it upside down and "stamped" with it on the opposite corner.


This photo shows the lighter copper image created by the Glimmer Screen.


After spraying more Olive Vine and Graphite randomly here and there, I let the Chip Tiles dry for a couple of hours. (This photo shows front and back covers.) After the Glimmer Mist was dry, I placed the Glimmer Screen back over the images and sponged over the screens like a stencil with Ranger Fired Brick Distress Ink, to intensify the image. The edges of the tiles and the embossed images were also sponged for added depth.


To demonstrate how much "oompf" the sponging gives to the glimmered tiles, here is a photo of my second book, on which I used the "Flight of Fancy Birds" Glimmer Screens. This image is after Glimmer, but BEFORE sponging.


Notice the dramatic difference from the image above. The sponging really makes it pop!!

Here is the front and back view of the book made with the "Traveler" Chip Tiles, embellished with Zva Pearls, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities, and a verse from the new Scripture Collection 3 set. The Glimmer Mist colors used for this project are: Mimosa, Vintage Pink, Deep Plum, Olive Vine, and Copper.


This is the front and back views of the book made using the "Traveler" Chip Tiles and matching Glimmer Screens. The chipboard letters are from Tattered Angels "Framed Fonts". To see Lorelie's tutorial on Tattered Angels Framed Fonts, click HERE. For embellishments, I added only May Arts Ribbon, so not to cover up all of the gorgeous glimmer!! The Glimmer Mist colors I used for this book are: Copper, Olive Vine, and a little Graphite.


See, wasn't that easy?! Sure, Glimmer Mist can be a little messy at times, but it sure is fun to experiment and add layers upon layers for the most beautiful backgrounds. Don't forget to use it on your designer paper, on ribbon, silk flowers, and so on!!


So, head over to Our Daily Bread designs now and fill your cart with plenty of "Glimmer" supplies!!! Start using your Glimmer Mist today.....you will fall in love, I promise!! All Tattered Angels products are the Super Special Sales Items of the week, 15% off until Saturday, March 27 at midnight EST. (Sale prices will be reflected in your shopping cart.)


Thanks for stopping by today!!! Have a blast getting "glimmerized"!!!!
God Bless!!




4 comments:

Grace said...

Wow Angie! Great job showing these tiles!!! I love the look!!!

Anonymous said...

Angie~~

Great tutorial on Glimmer Mist and their tiles. Gorgeous. I will never shake up and down again-- Thanks to you!

Seriously, I learned a lot from this. Thank you!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Sandee said...

Angella, these little books are gorgeous!!!!!

Dawn said...

Awesome Ang!!!