One of the latest crazes in the scrapping world is misting. You can use mist all by it's little lonesome or you can use it with a mask to get some detailed shapes. Did you know that you can mist on Clear Scraps acrylic? You can! There are two important things you need to know before you attempt it though. The first, is give yourself plenty of drying time. I always mist my acrylic before I go to be and then let it sit all night so that it is nice and dry the next day. The second thing you need to know is to use a sealer over the top. Most of the mists that are out there in the market are water soluble. I have sweaty hands and let just say...um not compatible! I give a quick spray of Super Seal over the top of the dry mist to set it.
All right, now let's get onto the project that I have to share with you today. A couple of months ago when perusing the kitchen gadgets at Ikea I came across these plastic templates that were meant to be used as templates to decorate the top of a cake with. You place it on top of a cake and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top, lift up the template and left with the design. Well, although I love to bake, I admittedly immediately thought of the plethora of mists that I have and thought these templates would work even better in my scrap room. They are plastic...which meant washable and reusable...SCORE!
For this layout I started with the large dot from the XL Dot shapes, then placed the plastic template over the top and misted all around the edges (I misted on the back simply because I prefer the dimensional look of it that way). Let it dry over night. Then I sprayed a sealer over the dried mist. Next I flipped the shape over and decorated the front.
I outlined the zig zag with a ZIG paint pen and then applied the white dots with Ranger Enamel Accents in white.
Other products used: Paper and Chipboard from My Mind's Eye
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Glitter Letter Stickers: Sassafrass
Pull out those mists and start spraying! Make sure to share your projects with us!
Tonya Dirk- Clear Scraps Design Team Member