Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday Tutorials

Hello :)

Ever since I've discovered mists and all the things you can do with them I've been hooked. The possibilities are endless and simple to achieve.

There are a few different brands out there. These are the ones I have. Tattered Angels, Maya Mists and my homemade Perfect Pearls Mist that I will give you the recipe for at the end of the tutorial.

One of my favourite things to do is to use negative pieces of chipboard as masks, so don't throw out your chipboard negatives!

Here is an example I did using the negative circle chipboard and the Tattered Angels mist (brick).

Here's a layout using this technique...
After spraying the Tattered Angels mist (brick), instead of just letting the mist dry on the chipboard I flipped it over and kind of stamped the extra ink on to paper. I love the distressed look of it and it would look great on a tag.

To use the negative chipboard that has multiple shapes when you only want to use one shape, mask off the ones you don't want with scrap paper.

Here I'm going to use a few colours for more texture. I also like to use scrap paper or my notebook to spray on. I lay my tag or whatever I'm spraying on top and put it all into a cardboard box to protect my work area.

I started by spraying the entire tag with Maya Mist (gold metallic) before I laid the chipboard piece onto it.

I then sprayed the Tattered Angels mist (brick) over most of the tag adding some Maya Mist (silver metallic) and a touch of Adirondack colour wash (Espresso). Just play with your colours and see what you get.

You can also use the mists to cover your chipboard with a quick spray. They dry quickly and it's a fast easy way to cover raw chipboard for your layouts.

This is why I use scrap paper or notebook paper behind my projects. You can use this as a background on a layout.

I also love to use the mists to add a touch of colour to layouts, just spray directly to the background using your eye to imagine where it would look good. My layout for this Friday will show another example of this.

Here's the recipe for your homemade mist...

You need:

Spray bottle (mini misters, or you can purchase small spray bottles at Michael's at the same price but 3xs the size, that's what I use)


Using a Popsicle stick, add a scoop or two of perfect pearls to your bottle, if you are using a bottle larger than the mini misters you will have to add more. Add a full test tube of re-inker to your bottle. As before, if your bottle is larger than the mini misters you will need more ink. Fill the bottle almost full with water and shake the bottle to mix. You can add more of the perfect pearls or ink after you have mixed it if you think your mister needs more glimmer or more colour. Just shake the bottle to mix again.

Have fun playing :)


Jocelyn said...

What a great tutorial....love it and thanks so much for sharing these great ideas....can't wait to try them out!!!! :-)

Vanessa said...

Ooooh Tania, This is a fab tutorial! I love that you shared your secrets of how to make your own mists...gonna try that out for sure!!

Jenneke said...

GREAT tutorial!! I LOVE playing with mists!!

Eva said...

I have never used mists. thanks for the tut! I once saw a tut that said that you could also use shiny eye shadow... so if someone doesn't have perfect pearls... :D

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