Hello! Michelle here with you today to share an easy technique for using your mists. I have long loved the mixed media look and have tried several times to recreate this look on my own pages. I have had some minor successes with this technique, but for the most part I couldn’t seem to get past my own “heavy-handedness.” What looks light and airy on others, looks like a warped blob on mine.
Recently though, I stumbled upon a “packaging technique” that finally gave me the look I was trying to achieve and I am super happy to be sharing it here with you.
For this kind of application all you need is a piece of plastic packaging and a spray mist. I used a piece of plastic that I cut from the Thickers packaging from the October Scrapbook Kit and a Color Shine Spray in Coral.
What made this technique work for me is that it gives me a watercolor look with minimal effort. The simpler the application or process is, the better results I have. Here’s the basic process, broken down into steps:
- Spray the mist 2-3 times directly onto the piece of packaging.
- “Smoosh” the plastic together to move the spray around. I also like to tilt the plastic to let the mist drip down. **If you skip this step your mist application will look like you sprayed it directly onto the paper.
- Now, lay the plastic down onto your layout-mist side down-and press it down gently.
- Pull the plastic off and repeat these steps as desired.
As you can tell this application is really quite simple, but it gives a lot of impact. I have some sort of artistic block when it comes to applying watercolors, yet you might not guess right away that I didn’t paint the color onto the layout. Fake it until you make it, right??
I had one of those “ah-ha” moments when I first tried this technique out and my hope is that it inspires you to give it a try yourself. If you do find some time to play with your spray mists make sure and load your projects into the gallery–I would love to see them!