August 25, 2011
One of my favorite techniques to use with Clear Scraps acrylic is misting. The only downside to it is that you need to prepare ahead of time. Since acrylic isn't a porous surface you have to wait quie a while for the misting to dry. I usually mist the acrylic at night before I head to bed and then when I get up in the morning it is good and dry. Another tip is to use a sealant over the top. Most of the mists that are on the market are water soluble and just the slightest touch from something damp can smear it.
On this layout I used a metallic reddish pink from Tattered Angels, I have also used Maya Mist successfully. For those of you that may have Mr. Huey's they don't work, the mist never dried for me. I started with an XL Heart shape and used an older Heidi Swapp Mask on it to spray over.
Big thanks to Pink Paislee for contributing to the Clear Scraps DT. I was sent the Sweetness line, love the colors and the romantic, vintage feel of it.
I colored the chipboard alphas using Distress Ink.
Here is a close up shot of the misting.
I'd love to you all break out the mists and give them a try. They add a cool dimension to acrylic!
Thanks for stopping by,
Tonya Dirk- Clear Scraps Design Team Member
I LOVE the look of the misted acrylic. Thanks for the inspiration.
Posted by: Tona | August 25, 2011 at 06:58 AM
I love misting and never thought to try it on my acrylic....yayy new project!! Thank you for sharing!!
Posted by: Courtney Villari | August 25, 2011 at 07:39 AM
Tonya this is beautiful!
Posted by: Rita Barakat | August 25, 2011 at 07:58 AM
Amazing layout Tonya!
Posted by: Pinky | August 25, 2011 at 08:10 AM
Posted by: conniemelancon | August 25, 2011 at 08:42 AM
This is so beautiful- haven't worked with mists on acrylic yet, probably because I hate to wait!
blessings to you, Dawn ll
Posted by: Dawnll from Dawn's Craft Place | August 25, 2011 at 10:52 AM
Posted by: adora | August 25, 2011 at 12:14 PM
Before I read the information on it, just looking at it I thought it was a background paper. This is such a cool technique, I will have to try it. Beautiful page. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Penny | August 26, 2011 at 08:16 AM