Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What They Don't See...

What They Don't See...
by Wendy Sommers

I thought I'd continue the Crate Paper love today and share another love of mine - misting! Have you tried it yet? There are so many possibilities. I'll be the first to admit that I can be a lazy scrapper. I want great results but without a whole lot of work. Misting my layouts in various ways achieves that for me!

You can see a couple of misting techniques that I've used on this layout:

To create the canvas tag, I placed a chipboard heart on the tag to use it like a stencil. Then I misted until the tag and chipboard was entirely saturated. I let it dry for a few minutes before removing the chipboard. (If you look at the layout above, you'll see that I used that same chipboard heart as an embellishment on another part of my page):

The best part about misting is the messier the better! You can't go wrong. I also love that you can easily use mist to alter the colour of an element to match your layout, like I did above.

I also love to spray my background paper with mist to "dirty it up" a bit. You can use as little or as much as you like. To avoid getting mist everywhere, I like to use a pizza box. I place my paper inside and spray as I like. You can see the pink mist on my background paper in this close-up:

Here are a few more images of my layout:

There are so many different mists available from so many manufacturers! From pearl finish to bright colours, to subtle hues, you can find the perfect mist for your creations. Be sure to check out all of the mists available at the LCOM store!

Supplies Used from the LCOM store:
Crate Paper - Farmhouse: Sunday Dinner pp
Crate Paper - Random: Sew brads
Crate Paper - Random: Alpha labels 12x12
Crate Paper - Random: Vintage pp
Crate Paper - Random: Graphic pp
Crate Paper - Random: Textile pp
Crate Paper - Random: Chipboard accents 12x12
Maya Road - canvas tags
Maya Road - heart chipboard
Maya Road - kraft doilies
October Afternoon- Stickey Keys: teal and cream
Elle's Studio - Handmade Layers - banners
Studio Calico - Mister Huey mists - Bluegrass

Click here to search for the supplies mentioned above. Thanks for stopping by!


Gisèle said...

Gorgeous page:))

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Wendy :)


Nicolle74 said...

Beautiful LO! Love the layers,misting,papers and design..:) x0xo

Michelle said...

It's beautiful! I love all the layers!

dlwidder said...

Gorgeous layout! Love how you used the Kraft doilies. TFS!