Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Journal Cards In Misty Puddles

It's been a really rainy week here and I was inspired by the puddles I saw outside. I thought it would be fun to make some puddles out of mists and spray inks for our papers to jump into. I really loved how it turned out and can't wait to share it this really easy tutorial with you.


Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles



Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles

Supplies:

paper or journal card
gesso
brayer
spray bottle w/ water
mists or spray inks
craft mat or palette paper
heat tool

I'm using a paper from the Amy Tangerine Plus One 6"x6" paper pad that I trimmed down to 4"x6". I'm also using Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists in Primrose, Georgia Peach, and Mustard. See the InLinkz links below for full credits.



HOW-TO

1) Add gesso to your paper, remember how much we loved the look of the gesso'd card when we did our misting experiment. I wanted the colors to be really vibrant and not sock in so that is why I chose to use gesso. To make it a really thin layer I used a brayer, so that you can still see a bit of the design behind it.

2) I want the mists to really flow, so I'm going to spray not only my card with water, but also my palette paper or craft mat.

Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles

3) Spray your craft mat or palette paper with the spray inks or mists, keeping the colors separate. You will see that they will start blending together around the edges of each colored spray, but not totally mixing the colors together.

Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles

4) Dip your journal card or paper into the puddles. I like to really press it into the colors to really fill the card up with color.

Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles

5) Using your heat tool or a hair dryer, dry the inky puddles on the card.

Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles

6) Once the ink or mist is dry, dip it in again to the remaining puddles of mists or spray inks.

Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles

7) Dry it again using your heat tool or hair dryer. You begin to really see the flow of the mists when you're layering it several times, but you want to dry it between each layer before dipping again.


Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles


You can repeat the dipping and drying again and again until you are happy with it. 

You can also add more color to your mat or palette or if you want a softer color, add more water to make it really flow.


I really love how this turned out. It makes me so happy to see those flowers still and be able to color them with the mists. To finish off the card I stamped a sentiment from the Amy Tangerine Plus One Wood Mounted Stamp Set. I can't wait to use this in my Project Life pocket scrapbook album.


Heather Greenwood | Mixed Media Tutorial: Dipping Your Paper or Journal Cards In Mist or Spray Ink Puddles

Are you loving this series of mixed media tutorials using mists and spray inks? There are so many options besides just spraying them and I'm having a blast sharing them with you. Let me know if there is anything else you'd like to see done, I'm totally up for some experimenting again!


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