Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mist Four Ways

When Lead Fiskateer Cheryl Waters asked me to create a tag challenge for the Mixed Media Madness event, my mind immediately went to mist.  At the beginning of 2012, I declared Glimmer Mist to be my favorite product of 2011.  Mists are really versatile and so much fun. Here's the tag I created, using mist four different ways.  


Supplies:
     chipboard tag and scraps
     cardstock scrap, punched with a border punch                            
     3+ shades of mist
     stamps/ink
     embossing powder and heat tool
     paintbrush
     white ribbon
     

Using a border punch as a stencil
Punch a piece of scrap cardstock with a border punch (I used Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment) to create a stencil.  Place it over the tag, then spray with the lightest mist color.  Move the stencil and spray with the next darkest color.  Continue 1-3 more times, finishing with the darkest color. 
 
Misting over an embossed image
Stamp an image and emboss.  I used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder on chipboard.  Spray over the embossed image and immediately wipe with a tissue. 

 
Painting with mist over an embossed image
Stamp an image and emboss.  Spray mist onto a non-stick surface (I use the outside of a used sandwich bag.) or simply remove the cap from the mist.  Use a small paintbrush to paint directly on the non-embossed parts of the image. 

 

Dyeing ribbon with mist
Place scraps of white ribbon into a ziplock bag.  Spray a small amount of mist into the bag, seal, and massage to spread color evenly.  Remove the ribbon from the bag and lay it on a flat surface to dry (I use the inside of a cardboard box).  



My challenge asked participants to use at least two of these four techniques on their tags. The results were awesome! 

4 comments:

  1. Loveeeeeeeee all the ways you used mists!! That tag is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  2. I love the layered mist technique Cindy! I always forget how useful those mists can be. I should get mine out more often!

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  3. I too like the Mists. Masking with a punched edge is a great idea; thanks for that.

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  4. I really do not use my mists enough. I love to color ribbon and lace with it. No idea why I never thought to put the ribbon/lace in a ziploc. Genius! All the projects look great.

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