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.  

     chipboard tag and scraps
     cardstock scrap, punched with a border punch                            
     3+ shades of mist
     embossing powder and heat tool
     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! 


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

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

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

  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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