October is my favorite month, and not just for the cooling weather and fall details… but also because crafting supplies are hitting stores! Things I’ve been longing for like the new Heidi Swapp collection! This week, because Heidi Swapp’s summer 2012 collection absolutely ROCKED and I want to feature it in big ways, I’m going to be featuring her products.
First, a look at her new Color Shine mists:
They come in twelve colors, above are the four that I currently own. Georgia Peach (orange, I know!) is my favorite… except when Chartreuse is my favorite. I just adore these colors and how they manage to be so wonderfully vibrant, but muted enough for everyday use and not over the top or neon or anything. Tropicana Teal and Primrose are quickly becoming favorites as well, and to be perfectly honest I may need to add more to my collection sooner than later – especially gold for the upcoming holiday season!
So, what can you do with these mists? Well, you can do all the general stuff:
- directly mist onto paper
- use with resist paper products such as Heidi’s Color Magic letters and papers
- use with a stencil
- use multiple colors on a tag/paper to create a super sparkly swirl of color
- use with a stamp (mist onto mat, then ‘stamp’ into mist, then stamp your project)
- use with a paintbrush for detail or as a colorwash look
Here are some photos of things I’ve done so far:
Clockwise from top left: use with stencil, spray multiple colors onto a tag, color various notes (color magic line) with a ink, and finally you can see how I’ve misted some color magic paper (just need to wipe off excess).
Where do these mists fall into the mist spectrum and why would you want them? The colors are lovely and incredibly useful, and they are very sparkly especially when paper is saturated. The mists aren’t completely opaque, but they will add some color and sparkle even over darker colors. Below you can see a piece of paper that was misted (in the middle) with Color Shine:
The incredibly useful colors is what has me sold. They go perfectly with a lot of lines that I have, and they are classic colors that will remain useful too. If I’m looking for a bit of color + sparkle, these will be my go-to mists for sure. I’m having a blast playing with them and experimenting with various looks and adding color + sparkle to my projects.
Stay tuned all week for projects, tutorials, and more featuring color shine and all kinds of new Heidi Swapp products!