Today I am sharing part two of misting week...
Using Mists in place of Paint or Inks
My first two projects are going to show you how mists can be used to replace paint,
starting with one of my final projects created for ScrapGal.
Next I decided to add a few droplets of each color to the page for a more artsy feel. And to coordinate with the color of my title and the paper I used to mat each photo.
I would say the most time consuming part of this layout was scanning the photos and creating the collage. Everything else came together quickly.
Now for two examples where mists can replace inks!
I grabbed my Bubblegum Metallic and Sunflower Yellow mists by Maya Road and sprayed until the color matched. I started with pink and then sprayed yellow over it. I wasn't sure if it would work or not, but I did end up with the perfect orange/rust color. Talk about a successful experiment! That doesn't happen to often in crafting for me :)
For this layout, I literally sprayed my acrylic stamp lightly with four different color mists and stamped onto white cardstock. Then I hand cut out each image and used it as a frame for the different parts of my layout.
One thing I have learned about mists and stamping is that it can be a little hard to control the amount sprayed onto stamps, so you are not going to typically get a clean, stamped image. But I was ok with that for this layout, because of the word bubbles on the patterned paper. I liked the cartoonish feel of the stamped image, and I wasn't looking for perfection.
As for mists themselves, so far I have only used mists by Maya Road, Studio Calico, Tattered Angels and Tim Holtz. I have yet to try the October Afternoon Sprinklers, but plan to soon. Would love to know your thoughts on the OA mists if you have used them!
*EXTRA TIP* I have noticed that the Tattered Angels and Tim Holtz mists *will* make you papers curl up. Especially if sprayed on the background. I did not have that problem with the Studio Calico and Maya Road mists. So any kind of large surface or background spraying will be reserved for my SC and MR mists!
But the Tattered Angels and Tim Holtz work really well as a "paint" substitute or for droplets. And that is probably what I will use them for most. I especially love the Tattered Angels glimmer mists for coloring chipboard since it has such a nice shimmer to it.
And again, I would love to see any projects you have done or plan to do using mists in place of paint or ink!
On Friday, I will be discussing one of my favorite ways to use mists - Masking!