Are you ready to get started on learning HOW to create some of the techniques you saw yesterday? Let’s get started!
Drips, Spatters, Drawing & Painting
Despite the fact that we’re talking about “mists” and “sprays”, we’re starting off our techniques coverage with non-misty techniques!
That’s right! We’re asking you to take your top off….
Oh wait! Not *that* top, silly! LOL! Ha, by giving yourself permission to take the top of your mist bottle, you can …
- Create some cool effects and
- Actually have more control over where the mist goes and the results you achieve!
These are a fabulous, artsy look that has become very popular lately. Here Corrie shows us step-by-step how to use your mists to create artful drips …
corrie used her studio calico mister hueys for these drips
Dina Wakley, Donna Downey and mixed media artists galore have brought this look to the mainstream. If you’ve ever taken a class with Donna, you know that she embraces “drippage!” of all kinds. For example …. I love this image I grabbed from Dina’s blog where she actually uses her drips as journaling lines!
Get a fun paint-y look for your project!
corrie used her dylusions inks on these ‘paint-y- lines
You can even use your mists for watercolor painting!
Make a ‘pool’ of mist on your craft mat, wax paper, or artists tray. Stamp into the pool of mist, stamp off onto a scrap paper, and then stamp onto your project to create an imperfect, water-colored image as Angie did below ….
Remember yesterday when I mentioned I only knew of two different ways to use mists? Well, this was one of ’em! Unscrew the top from your mist. Depending on the size & precision you want for your splatters, use the ‘stick’ end and gently ‘fling’ it at the paper, gently ‘tap’ the tube for a more controlled splatter right over the area you want to splatter, or even touch the tip of the tube directly to your project.
angie used her tattered angels mists for these splatters
Splatter Technique Layout
And now, my favorite part of any tips & tricks article. A brand new, PCC Creative Team original project! Check out this layout Angie Gutshall created to demonstrate the “spatter” technique on a project …
Isn’t that fun! And now we know the secret of how Angie created those seemingly ‘carefree’ splatters, don’t we? Love it!!
So, what do you think? Will you give a few of these ‘topless’ techniques a try? Be sure to come back tomorrow and the rest of the week as we put our tops back on & share scrapbook misting techniques that actually involve SPRAYING those mists!