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.
Supplies:paper or journal card
spray bottle w/ water
mists or spray inks
craft mat or palette paper
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.
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.
5) Using your heat tool or a hair dryer, dry the inky puddles on the card.
6) Once the ink or mist is dry, dip it in again to the remaining puddles of mists or spray inks.
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.
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.
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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