Supplies you will need:
Spray Bottles: I found mine at the dollar store in a pack that had 2 bottles. One had a squirt top, the other had a spray top. Still, they were only a dollar for the 2.
Craft Paint: I bought these at Walmart for 1.00 each, but I know with a good sale or coupons they can be found for less. I bought 4 regular colors, and 2 that were metallic to emulate the "glimmer".
Distilled Water: Some research I did says this is the best water to use, as it keeps the paint from spoiling.
Rubbing Alcohol: This is used to help the paint dry more quickly.
Perfect pearls: You can add a "paint brush dip amount" into the regular paint bottles to make it a glimmer paint if desired.
Fill the bottle 3/4 full with the Water. Add a splash of alcohol, and a good squeeze or two of paint. The more paint you add the more opaque your spray will be. Give it a good shake and let the painting fun begin :).
Here are a few examples of some of the sprays in action. I sprayed on Gessoed pages of my Art Journal using some masking stencils.....
|Green/Gold Metallic- I ended up adding a bit more paint to this one to heighten the color|
Although the glimmer isnt apparent in the pictures it is very apparent in person, sorry that the camera couldnt pick that up.
Remember that overspray will occur, so protect the surfaces you don't want paint on. I didnt do that initially and my phone was a lovely shade of sparkly blue ;)
Overall I spent 13.50 to make 6 paints. I could maybe buy 2-3 ready made sprays for that price. Plus I can make more because I already have the paint. So at 2.25 per paint I think overall, this was a great deal!!
I hope you give this a try and make some. And if you do, come back and share what you think.
I hope your day is filled with lots of glimmery goodness!!