Hi Everyone! JJ here again with more Mistables. I often joke that if something isn’t moving, I’ll mist it. But it’s not really a joke – I’ll try glimmer mist on just about anything in my scrap arsenal – and it works on almost everything.
For my first project I worked with a wood treasure box from Walnut Hollow. If you haven’t tried misting on wood, you’ve got to give it a go – it’s a match made in scrap heaven. There are so many cool wood embellishments on the market right now it’s easy to try it on something small without committing to a large project.
The flowers and leaves were die-cut from coffee filters, then misted with Spring Rain, Spanish Moss, Winter Pine (leaves) and Cherub Pink, Sugar Plum Fairy, Haunted Shadows (flowers). Coffee filters take mists beautifully as you would imagine – the colours blend so easily, and it gives a very soft feminine look. The lace was misted with Haunted Shadows glimmer mist.
Once the box was dry, I painted the drawer knob with Pewter Glimmer Glaze – it gives a beautiful metalic look, without being too ‘shiny’.
Then I misted the entire project with Pearl glimmer mist for a little extra shimmer.
For my second project I created a layout showing how you can customize printed papers. You can mist on any paper in your stash – it doesn’t have to be something made specifically for mists – anything is fair game. My background paper started as a simple b&w dictionary print. I added glimmer mist in Frost, dragged the edges through Slate, and stenciled with Tattered Leather and Dark Denim, giving a whole new look to the paper.
I misted Lucky glimmer mist on a white-printed kraft paper (the white resisted the mist), and Santa Baby on the leopard print kraft cardstock from Canvas Corp. The originally-white zebra print (also Canvas Corp) received a coating of Silver Sugar glimmer mist. This is a great way to customize b&w papers, and can also give new life to your scraps.
Corrugated cardboard (now available from a number of companies in acid-free) takes mists so well, it’s tempting to use it on every page. This was misted with Tattered Leather. The grungeboard stars were misted with Santa Baby, and the grungeboard letters were misted with Frost. I somehow ended up with a sizeable stash of grungeboard, so I was very happy to see how well it works with Glimmer mist. The shimmer kind of rests on the surface giving a great effect.
For my last project I did another layout, this time using printed kraft paper from Hambly Screenprints. Did you know that their screen prints resist glimmer mists? They are a perfect match. (You don’t always have to seek out papers specifically printed with a resist – you may already have Hambly or other ‘resistables’ in your stash).
I misted the background with Apricot Nectar Chalkboard and Granite Glimmer mist. Once it was dry, I added spritzes of Lily Pad and Pop Rocks mists. I also misted canvas die-cuts in Lily Pad.
The canvas tag (from Canvas Corp) was misted in Apricot Nectar Chalkboard. Then I dug into my stash of scraps for the patterned papers, and customized them with more mists. The green was masked with a Pink Paislee stencil and misted with Lily Pad. The music note paper was misted with Old Lace.
Speaking of lace – the self-adhesive lace here (Love My Tapes) was misted with Pop Rocks. It’s easy to mist self-adhesive items like this lace and washi tapes for example – stick them down to your misting mat, mist, then let dry. Then you can peel and stick to your project as usual.
The grungeboard letters were misted with Lily Pad. This gorgeous chipboard shape from Dusty Attic was primed with gesso then sprayed with Grape Ape Chalkboard. It isn’t necessary to prime chipboard, but it gives a whole new effect.