So in the middle of planning Camp Scrap, taking a vacation, and working on my next on-line class something really cool happened. An opportunity I simply couldn’t say no to. Simon Says Stamp asked me to head up their vintage inspired challenge blog – aka Simon Says Stamp and Show. Each week there is a challenge and the design team shows their takes on the challenge as inspiration. So you can get inspired and join in – and if you share your project guess what? You get entered for the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp! Pretty cool, right? All the details are over at the blog – where this week the challenge was ‘spritz, spray, or stencil’.
I couldn’t help but jump right in. Here’s the tag I created:
Ok, so first speaking of stencils and mists. Here is a link to my youtube video I did on Crafter’s Workshop stencils. Here’s another if you want to know more about things you can do with stencils. What about mists?
Things I do with mists:
* squirt directly onto project
* open bottle and use with paintbrush to apply
* squirt onto craft mat, then “stamp” into puddle and ink up my stamp then stamp with it!
* mix with paint, gel medium, or texture paste to colorize
* use with stencils
* put dylusions or mister huey in water brush for a juicy pen
I love and heavily use three kinds of mist:
Mister Huey for semi-opaque colors in (usually) muted tones
Perfect Pearls mists for NO color. Just droplets of pearly sparkle that doesn’t re-color your project
and, the kind featured today, Dylusions mists for color that is vibrant, sheer, blends, and reacts with water too.
1. Saturate tag with mist. Use stencil + other mist color. Spray whole thing with water to blend. DRY. I used yellow, which of course turned into green spots. (that was the idea!)
2. Place floral stencil at edge, rub embossing ink all along it until tag exposed is coated. Then apply embossing powder and heat set.
3. Apply white paint over the entire tag, working quickly. The dylusions mist will react with it and turn into a light blue/green. Rub off excess paint, especially on embossed area. The original vivid color will shine through those areas.
4. Apply perfect medium to leaf stamp, stamp around tag. Come back through and brush perfect pearls powder over stamped areas. Brush off excess.
5. Finish by adding embellishments, and misting of course with a bit of perfect pearls mist.
When looking at this tag, the embossing powder is the real trick here. It creates so much more depth by allowing me to have both very vivid and more soft color.
I wondered if it would work, combining my love of French General with that bold blue – but I think it does! Toning it down a lot with white paint really helps. Oh, and I ADORE the misted sprinkles of sparkle that my final step left all over my tag.
Here’s a supply list:
I hope you enjoyed my look at mists – if you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments. I’ll be sharing more videos here in future on specific mist types, techniques, and more. I do love ’em! [and stencils, don’t even get me started I love them so much!]
Last thing – don’t forget to pop by Simon Says Stamp & Show to see the work of the amazing design team, and to get all the info on entering the challenge and all that good stuff!!
In the mood to shop? Long time favorite [and now a company I officially work with!] Simon Says Stamp always has a huge selection and loads of the latest and greatest paper crafting goodies.