My gal pal Mz Christy has been having fun playing with
her Color Mists using them on her journal pages.
She has very generously sent me some examples
and a description of how she achieved each of
her beautiful backgrounds.
On the “Brushed Out” one, I used a ¾ inch flat brush (no real reason except this particular brush holds water well and has the right amount of spring) and sprayed Lime Jello, another green and blue (the highlighter one) on over the pages and while saturated, brushed vertically and then horizontally and used the heat gun to dry it.
CM NormalThis next one, Cm normal spray, is exactly what I usually do…spray the pages first with one color, in this case, the turquoise and then next with Copper Kettle while the other was still wet. I used the heat gun to dry it by holding it away at first so it wouldn’t blow the colors around too much as I already liked the pattern, and then move closer to finish. (Sometimes I tilt the pages and use the heat gun to move the colors deliberately but not one this one).
For the starburst pages, I started off pretty much business as usual with yellow all over, then orange (hi-lite) and magenta all while they were still very wet. I took my brush and made sweeping motions from the center outward. It’s subtle but I think you can tell. I particularly love the colors on this spread.
White Final Spray
For the next one (the file name looks like white tit) but the pages were sprayed with lime jello, purple and dried it. Then I came back with Titanium White with a few quick bursts across the pages and dried. I was pleased with how well the white showed up.
White Oil Pastel ResistOn this spread I used pink hi-lite, turquoise, purple and green but BEFORE I sprayed anything, I wrote over the pages with a white oil pastel. I imagine a white crayon would
My last spread and probably my favorite technique last night, I sprayed four of my lightest colors and while still wet, laid deli paper on it (not carefully), let it twist a bit and picked it right back up. I love the marbled look it gives. Plastic wrap will do the same thing but the pages have to completely dry before picking it up and the colors will stay more intense but with the plastic wrap you don’t get the bonus of colored deli wrap to use later.
I want to give Christy a big THANK YOU for taking the time to share her process...If you would please leave a comment and let her know how you like her pages, I know she would greatly appreciate it :-)
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