Friday, 11 December 2009

Misting Matters

So, misting matters then. Lots of you think so. And lots of you wondered about the difference between misting mayhem and misting magic. Truthfully? I don't think there is one. Please, go back and look very closely at mine: it's blotchy, it's splotchy, but it's still misting. Listen, (because I'm only going to humiliate myself the once here) I am really bad at art. My average school art mark was around 50; and if this D-grader can give it a go, anyone can.

There are lots of tutorials around - Kathy kindly put me onto a great one over at Studio Calico. But, really, just try it out. This is what I did to ease myself in:
  • Grab a sheet of cardstock. I put it into a cardboard box from a kit. It's the perfect size. Shake the bottle really, really well and then give the nozzle a quick check - if it's slightly blocked, your splotches will get even splotchier
  • Now, spray over the whole sheet. Don't worry about trying to keep a steady hand because it's virtually impossible; but spray from as far away as you dare
  • My Maya mists dry fast, so already you have a sheet which looks really quite arty. But here's the thing. You are only going to pick your favourite bits. Decide which sections show off your misting prowess the best then stamp, stencil, draw around whatever. Cut those bits out and forget about the rest! I made a journaling spot with one section I liked and then picked out other smaller pieces to make accents which will be mounted on card for dimension and adhered with pop dots. So they stand out! Because all misting is magic.

Today I'm Loving...everyone who has taken time to leave me a lovely comment. I've been reading and enjoying them all. I hope I've answered your questions here; but, please, keep asking them. Lizzie told me about a misting machine. It sounds perfect. If we all lived closer we could timeshare one. If you don't have a blog for me to visit - email. We can chat.

15 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

thanx for this sian. also misting in a sweeping motion from left to right is meant to be good.
jo xxx

JO SOWERBY said...

fly to bristol, 1 hour i think, to my house less than 1 hour, lhyme regis 1 hour,............weekend fun? not enough hours in the day!!! maybe we should plan a get together with other blog frineds siaqn for next summer?
jo xxx

debs14 said...

I'm only 8 miles from London Stansted airport ;-) How about a Shimelle Scrap 'n Spa weekend somewhere nice?!
I'll give the misting another whirl but so far I've used about half a bottle and only managed to get about one small 4 x 4" bit that I'm happy with !

Cheri said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I own two bottles of glimmer mist. Both the same color. That was not intentional and another reason to limit what you keep in your stash. Maybe now I can start putting it to use!

scrappyjacky said...

I've got some glimmer mist as well....will persevere with it....others make it look so easy....maybe you're not telling us about your degree in graffiti.
I'm with debs14 on the scrap n spa....maybe add chocolate as well.

{melissa} said...

thanks so much for the tutorial. I haven't used misting before, but I am going to try now.

sharyncarlson said...

Thank you for the inspiration and courage :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Mists + Stencils
or
Mists + Masks

are also fantastic. Love that you've got this as a recurring theme in your album.

Rinda

humel said...

Fabby, thank you - I want some of these now!! :-)

Tinkertaylor said...

You did good with the misting

Sian said...

Sounds like a plan! Definitely something nice to think about for the new year.

Deb said...

I have been wanting to try some of the mists and just haven't done it yet. Thanks for the inspiration! I love how you've used them for the tag. :o)

Casey Wright said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial - I've never tried the misting spray, but have been thinking about giving it a go! Now that I see how easy it is, I'm thinking of doing it - thanks so much for sharing!

Amy said...

This has been a great post Sian - I've enjoyed seeing an 'action' post from you!

Carrie said...

This is really neat! I love the mists! TFS!

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