Day 13 – Using Mists

Totally off topic but I’ve just got to say that I LOVE my daughter’s new preschool! I had 4 blissfully quiet hours to myself this morning which allowed me to get so much done! Photo copy several hundred letters to the parents at our school about a new hot lunch ordering program, film a quick video for you all, create a layout, … shower!! Ah! I feel SO much better. I still have to work later and will miss the Welcome Back BBQ at the school but … small victories, right?

Back to the matter at hand.

I received a question about using mists on projects so today I decided to tackle that subject. At least, start to tackle it. There is SO much more I could say but will leave that for future posts. Check out this video for a very quick introduction to the wonderful world of spray mists.

The tag I used came from the highly talented Amanda Robinson of Amanda Robinson Studios (remember her Back To School Printables?) She is launching her new website and store and I have been fortunate enough to be creating some artwork for her using her cut files. For today’s layout I used two. The FREE September 11 Cut Files and the Heart Border files. To get these files you have to go to Amanda’s site. I know she’ll be adding more for sale files as well as free ones so sign up for her newsletter now so you don’t miss out. There is a super cute Halloween one that I’ve just got to start playing with!!


In the video above you saw how I used the tag as a mask and created a whole new tag. You saw me painting hearts on a scrap piece of patterned paper. Now see what I did with all those seemingly disparate items. My video camera battery died (silently – grr!) while I was creating the layout so unfortunately you don’t get to see how I got from there to the finished layout below. That part of the video got left on the cutting room floor. You’ll just have to settle for stills today. Soon I will take you all through my creation process again! Promise!!

You by Alison Day

I ended up covering up most of the mist splatters and the painted heart but that’s okay. What you can see adds enough visual texture to make me happy.


I tried to make the two tags work on my layout but in the end decided to cut out the heart from the misted tag and use the other one as a photo mat. I outlined the word ‘you’ for added emphasis.


There are lots of little additional “bits and pieces” on this layout. They are all from my stash – tags, off cuts, brads, enamel dots and some stickers. It took me a bit of moving things around the get the placement looking right, though!


Here’s a good close up of the misted word ‘you’. Spraying from far away as I did gives a nice even coating of small droplets.


Here you can see how I used a journaling tag plus the sprayed word to make up my title.


And then my journaling. You can also see a corner of the pink tag that I used as my mask.

Thanks for coming back today. Hope you enjoyed my video. Would you like to see more? Why not leave me a comment and tell me what you’d like to see.

Have a good night. See you tomorrow!


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4 Responses to Day 13 – Using Mists

  1. I love little peeks into other people’s hoarding habits! I need new mists – I have loads which I use regularly but they’re mostly old Glimmer Mists. I feel the need to update!

    • daydesigns says:

      LOL! I have some old Glimmer Mists too Amanda – they’re just in a different part of my room. and because they’re not on display they never get used! 🙁

  2. Jenn says:

    Looks great! Enjoyed the lesson! Where did you find it the best place to buy the mists?

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Jenn. As for buying them. Locally, Michael’s has Heidi Swapp, and a few others (Glimmer Mists? Ranger? can’t remember exactly), Clipper Street in Langley have Glimmer Mists and the Dylusions sprays (have awesome reactability with water!!) but for the Mister Huey’s I either order directly from Studio Calico or get them from Two Peas in a Bucket.

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