Misting Magic: Scrapbooking with Mists

September 29, 2011

This is a guest post from Jennifer Smith-Sloane of Live.Teach.Create.

Have you ever walked into a scrapbook store and seen all the great new products on the shelf and just been overwhelmed at where to start with them?  I was that way when I first saw Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on the shelf of my local store. Then the next thing I was seeing was Maya Road Maya Mists, Studio Calico Mr. Huey, and even more.

I came home and went online to do some research and found out that there were even more different types of misting products and I was just floored.  I had to know more about these products because I definitely saw them in my crafting projects but didn’t know where to start.

Most of the mists on the market are a water-based spray infused with color.  Some of them (like Glimmer Mist) have glitter within the spray while others (like Mr. Huey) are a more opaque color mist.  Each of the different types of mists have great purposes in scrapbooking and crafting.

  • Using a mist to cover a background is a great way to get a custom color for your cardstock, tags, or even alter the paper that you are using.
  • Using a mist to alter a white flower or other embellishment is a great way to make your supplies last longer.
  • Layering mist colors can help you create some unique color combinations that no one else out there will have because every time you do it you will create something new.
  • Taking the sprayer off the mist bottle and using a paint brush to paint the mist on is another way to use your mists. It acts like a water color and will accent your project beautifully and in most cases give a more concentrated color.

Here I leave you with a video of something that I create using my mists on a regular basis. It not only is creating custom embellishments for my projects but it is also recycling old book pages!


If you have any questions about misting, leave me a comment below.

Photo Credit: Christine Stephens

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1 Comment

  1. sexy

    You actually suggested this exceptionally well.


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