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Playing With Mists

Playing with Mists

By: Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide

Finished card sizes:  Flower and Crown 5.5 by 4.25 inches.  Owl 5 by 7 inches.

Girl (Hearts in Touch)
“Handle with Care” (7 Gypsies)
Beaded circle design and sentiment (Stamping Scrapping)
Owl (Tattered Angels)
Owl Sentiment (Mark’s Finest Papers)
White (Neenah)
Sweet Mango (Gina K)
Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper (7 Gypsies)
Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Distress Ink Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Memento Rosebud, Summer Sky and Danube Blue (Tsukineko)
Deckled Oval, Petite Oval, Beaded Circles (Spellbinders)
Arch Lattice Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Crown and Owl (Tattered Angels)
Flowers (The Crafter’s Workshop)
Buttons and Floss (from Stash)
Rhinestones (Hobby Lobby)
Iridescent gold, Fully Purple, Pink Bubblegum, Midnight Blue, Suede and Harvest Orange (Tattered Angels)
Sapphire, Amethyst and Water (Stamp Zia)
Cherry Metallic (Maya Road)
Double Sided Adhesive (Scotch 3M)
Zots (Therm O Web)


I love mists.  I’ve been playing with them ever since I first starting stamping—before they became as popular as they are now.  Now that they are so popular there are many different varieties and many different products to use with them.  So I had a play date with my mists, created a bunch of backgrounds and made three of them into cards to share with you here today.

  1. I cut several quarter size sheets of card stock and began spraying.  For most of the papers, I used two coordinating colors of spray and a mask or stencil.  Here are a couple of my results.
  2. I began the same way for my crown card.  I sprayed the paper with Iridescent Gold, laid the crown stencil down and then sprayed with Fully Purple ink.
  3. Then I stamped the vintage girl image onto smooth paper with Versafine ink and cut her out with a tattered oval die.
  4. I adhered her to the lower right corner of the crown piece and then stamped “Handle with Care” onto the upper left hand corner.
  5. I trimmed the bottom of the piece with a border punch and adhered it to a red card base.
  6. I have some of the Tattered Angels stamps that match their masks and I used one on the owl card.  First I sprayed the cardstock with suede ink, laid the owl stencil down and sprayed with Harvest Orange ink.
  7. Then I stamped the matching owl on top of the inked owl.
  8. I used a sketch from Papercrafts go to Sketches magazine to plan out my card.  The base is sweet mango and the patterned papers are from 7 Gypsies.
  9. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white card stock.
  10. Then I die cut both the owl and the sentiment with the petite ovals dies.  The sentiment seemed a bit stark white, so I toned it down by sponging with distress ink.
  11. I threaded the buttons with embroidery floss and added them to the card as shown with glue dots.
  12. For my final card, I loved the background so much, I didn’t want to cover much of it.  This background was made by spraying Cherry Metallic ink through the flower template.
  13. I placed the background on an Enchanted Evening card base.
  14. I then die cut a beaded circle, stamped it with two circle borders and then stamped a sentiment in the center.
  15. I highlighted the beads on my die cut by placing a rhinestone on each one.  Then I adhered this piece to the center of the card.
  16. As always, sign your work!

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5 Responses »

  1. Hi Becky, sorry it took so long to get back to you. I don't make my own mist, so I didn't have a formula, but I did a google search and found a way cool video on youtube by Tim Holtz. You can find it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zm5JTf2Oxs&feature=related. He uses Perfect Pearls and Distress Ink and Water, which I thought was the easiest. Here's one more site where she uses Pearl Ex, Glue, and acrylic paint: http://weeziechksworld.blogspot.com/2009/10/homemade-glimmer-mist.html. There were a whole lot more tutorials on this subject as well. I'm going to try Tim Holtz's because I already have all the stuff he uses. Good Luck! Hugs, Linda

  2. Does anyone have a good formula for home made mists?

  3. These are great cards. I love using mists, too. I especially like the flower background.

  4. each card is special but love, love, love the last one - love the background especially