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! 

butterfly cards and winners

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Hello, I’d like to thank everyone who visited Laurel Lane on Friday & over the weekend for the exciting ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop.  It was such fun to participate in this event and most of all I really loved “meeting” so many new people through all of the comments on the post.   

It’s really exciting to see how by just taking photos of your crafty work you can share with so many people around the world.  One my favorite things about scrapbooking is being able inspire others to want to use a particular product, create new things and get ideas.  I really love it and would love to see the results when you try out Mr. Huey’s mists or the wood veneer shapes.    Please do “lift” anything that you see, as a result I’ll have a big smile on my face. 

Also, thank you to all of you who decided you’d like to see more of my projects and started following Laurel Lane!!  (Heidi, Miriam, Karey, Mo, Cathy, Ruth, Jen, Cathryn, Jessica, Ashley, Gail, Cindy, Deborah, Marcia, Megan, Brenda, Beatrice, Sandi, Deb, Laura, Kathy, Kerys, and Beatrice L.)  I love interacting with other scrapbookers through this blog and can’t wait to get to know you better. 

Congratulations to Megan Smith who won the $20.00 gift card from ScrapbookSteals.com!  I am sure it won’t be hard to use that gift card on one of the upcoming awesome steals! 

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Now on to the winner for my drawing…. I exported all of the comments into excel and picked a random number from all of the comments by followers. 

Ashley Starkey your comment was selected!

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I am going to send you a box with some scrapbooking goodies. Including card #3 made with the boss lady color mist and the wood veneer butterflies. (photo below)   Hooray for you!

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Later this week, I’ll be sharing a few photos from the misting process and some tips I learned.  I also hope to try out some of the other wood veneer shapes (arrows, hearts, cameras) soon.  I just need to find some good papers to pair them with.  

ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop – Mr. Huey’s Color Mists

Today I am excited to take part in the ScrapbookSteals August blog hop.  I’ve made some cards and a scrapbook layout to share with you.  You should be coming here from Dana Tartar’s blog, if you’d like to start from the top of the blog hop list visit Scrapbook Steals for the link to the start.    There are fun prizes to be won!   

For this project we were each sent a particular scrapbooking supplies from Scrapbook Steals to use in a project.  I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to Mr. Huey’s Color Mists by Studio Calico.   This is an amazing product that you are going to LOVE having in your scrapbook supply closet (if you don’t already)! 

I was received a pinkish/reddish color called Boss Lady Rose Patronne.  Here’s a picture of the spray.

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The first thing I did was do some research to figure out how to use the color mists.  I have not tried them before and I am so glad that I was introduced to color mist (finally!).  I decided that it would be fun to use the wood veneer shapes (butterfly & stars) also by Studio Calico to show the power of the color mists.  You could also use die cuts from your punches, masks and really any shape as the item that you mist. 

Card #1-A Tiny Bird with a Big Song

For this card I arranged 4 butterflies and then misted the entire sheet of paper.  I wanted to highlight the negative space that’s created by using the mist. The large size of the butterflies makes the background stand out.  

After doing the spraying, I wasn’t sure how I’d use the pink misted portion of the paper with the butterflies and I was thrilled when I found some paper that matched the pink almost exactly!   Then I trimmed the pink panel down to be part of this 5×7 card and added two strips of pattern paper.   The supplies for these first two cards are actually from a past ScrapbookSteal purchase (My Minds Eye-Follow Your Heart Collection).   I love that there was a butterfly button in the MME collection to add to the butterfly theme going on with the wood shapes. 

The fun part about misting is the unevenness of the spray. On the left bottom side of the card and the right side it’s not evenly colored and it gives the paper a nice handmade/antique look. 

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This card is smaller than the first so I used only two butterfly silhouettes and for the third I used an embellishment.  The entire pink part was created with the mist spray.  I was excited to use the shiny pearl brads in the middle of the butterflies.  Spraying the paper & the butterflies was a really beautiful process and plan to do another post showing some of the step by step photos.

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Card #3-Hooray for You

I used the same Boss Lady mist here but you can see when the mist is applied to the wood it’s darker than on the paper above.  It is almost red here.  It was really easy to spray the wood and the color absorbs quickly.  Once the shapes were dry I glued them to the front of this card to create dimensional card. 

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After seeing the red mist I knew I’d like to try a few others so I decided to use Buttercup and Heirloom Blue.  Having a few colors will give you the opportunity to mix the colors as I have done on this next set of projects. 

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Card #4- Thanks a Million

I sprayed the butterflies and when they dried stacked them on top of each other to add to the front of this card.  They create a nice effect when combined together like this.  I was excited to find some paper (Cosmo Cricket Social Club) in my stash that would work well with these colors.   

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Card #5 – Just a Note

For the next card I wanted to use all three colors together so I started with the blue, then added the yellow and pink.  I love how the colors mix and you see there’s even some green where the blue & yellow mixed. 

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Card #6 – I Love Remembering

For this last card I did the same thing as the card above but this time I wanted to keep the wood veneer butterfly in place on the front of this card.  There’s a nice white outline around the wood after you spray and it creates a fun effect to make them pop out.  If you make a mistake and have to start over while spraying you can flip the wood shapes over and use the other side.  Each item created will never be the same as another! 

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Layout – I’m a Big Brother Now

Last I’d like to share a two page scrapbook layout.  I used two page sketch #15 found at Sketch Support for this layout.   Originally I wanted to use a masking template (studio calico bubbles or circle graph) that creates a background but I had a hard time figuring out how to make it work on a layout.  I didn’t want it to overpower all the patterns in the papers.  I think the masks are great for cards because then I can control the size/shape better.  However, I do hope to find a layout where I can try them with other patterns too.    

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In order to use the color mist in this layout I sprayed the wood veneer stars and glued them to the bottom edge of the pattern paper.  I love when you can take embellishments (wood stars) from one collection and mix them with a totally different collection such as this Amy Tangerine star/stripe paper & thickers (Get Around, Work In Progress, Stars Stripes & Stiches).    The wood stars vary in size and are close to the same size as the stars on the pattern paper.  I thought they created a nice border and tied in well with the “big brother” pajamas the boys are wearing.    One last thing I went back and forth about was spraying random blue mist spots across the bottom wave of the white paper.  What do you think?  Should I add more mist to this layout? 

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Thanks for coming to Laurel Lane, taking the time to read through and view my projects!    I hope you’ll give these awesome Mr. Huey’s color mists by Studio Calico a try.  There are so many possibilities!  One of the thing I like the most is the size, they are nice & compact.  After making a few projects you can use up the bottle giving you room to try other colors. 

Please leave a comment below if you’d like to be entered to win a $20.00 gift certificate to ScrapbookSteals.com.  Comments need to be posted by Sunday, August 12th at 11:59 PM MST.   Winner will be announced on ScrapbookSteals.

Also, I’ll be announcing a separate LUCKY winner of some great scrapbooking supplies.  In order to be eligible for this prize become a follower of Laurel Lane (only if you’d like to see my posts regularly) and leave a comment below.  I’ll select a random winner from the followers & commenters.    

Next Up Visit:   Rebecca Ednie’s blog to see her amazing creations with Mr. Huey’s Color Mists.

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  4. Dana Tatar  – They Call Me Tartar Salad
  5. Laurel Geisbush – Laurel Lane  (You are Here)
  6. Rebecca Ednie  – Eclectic Endeavours  (> Go here next >>) 
  7. Julie Odil – Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers
  8. Patricia Flores – Harmony, Health & Faith

We hope you enjoy the blog hop!  Happy Hopping!   Thanks for your comments!!