applying color mist and using masks

In case you haven’t ever used spray color mists and are wondering “how should I use my color mist?” Here are a few step by step photos I wanted to share from the misting process (with the wood veneer butterflies) to guide you along.   For this project I used Mister Huey’s spray color mists by Studio Calico.  More info about the colors I used can be found in this post that shows the final cards. 

Step 1: arrange your shapes on the background paper

  • Use a box as the surface for your misting so that you don’t have to worry about the mist travelling.  I opened up a medium mailing box and it was the perfect size.
  • Practice spraying on scrap paper first a few times before starting.

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Step 2: Apply the mist

  • Review the amount of color on the paper, add more if you want a darker treatment
  • If you end up doing too much start over (remember you have two sides of the wood if you want to leave it on the finished project).

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  • I sprayed this one again (photo below) because I wasn’t happy with how it turned out the first time. I liked the result from the second treatment better than the first. You’ll notice the second butterfly from the top is darker than the colors at that section and it’s because of the first spray.

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Step 3: Let the color dry.

  • The paper will dry very quickly. 
  • When dying the wood veneer shapes let it sit longer because the wood takes a bit for it to dry. You don’t want it to spread to non sprayed pieces of paper. (like the stars on my two page layout)
  • The butterflies I used on the stacked card took the longest to dry because I sprayed them a lot and wanted the color pigment to be as dark as possible.
  • I had to wait for the tops to dry before I could stack and glue them together

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Step 4: Assemble your cards & layouts!

  • You can use the background space created by the mask
  • You can also use the shape that was sprayed
  • You can also keep them together to create a stunning look (with a nice white edge around the wood shape)
  • I was able to use all of the positive & negative pieces that I created with the mists.  It will give you a nice set of many cards and scrapbook pages as a result! 

When you try your mists I’d love to see what you create, please share! 


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