Chances are you've spied one or two mistable thicker stickers from Studio Calico + American Crafts on a Garden Girl project. And if you regularly follow the blog, you will have seen them used in a handful of tutorials. These stickers are so much fun to use we just can't resist them!
You'll find them available in alphabets, clouds & suns, cameras and butterflies. You can alter them with mist, watercolor, markers - or even leave them blank! The Garden Girls just love how versatile they are, and we've seen them work their magic with them in a number of projects. Here's a round-up with 10 ways you can play.
Fifteen by Jill Sprott
Jill used the camera set on this layout celebrating 15 years of marriage to her husband. "... Initially, I didn't realize that they contain individual parts (like detachable “lenses”), but once I saw them close up, I thought it would be fun to mix and match the parts in different colors. I misted each camera a different color, and after the cameras dried, I switched out a piece of one for a piece of another. I love the multicolored look!" See Jill's tutorial for the camera accents here.
Good Game by Lisa Truesdell
An alphabet set like the one Lisa used on her page might just become a staple in one's stash as they can be customized with ink to suit a project's color palette. Lisa comments, "I love this font and love that i can make it whatever color i need for a page!"
Don't Forget to be Awesome by Marcy Penner
The mistables are a great canvas to experiment with new trends! Marcy says, "I've been wanting to play around with the whole ombre trend lately (I'm seeing it everywhere - in decor, ads, fashion…) and using mists and the Studio Calico mistable thickers seemed like a great combo."
Oh the Places You'll Go by Jaime Warren
Because the stickers are made of fabric, they add a great texture by themselves and can even be left unaltered! To tie in the pink from her flowers, Jaime reaches for the alphas and uses just the right hue. Leaving some blank adds interest to her title.
Poser by Amy Tan
Watercolor was just one of the tools Amy tried when creating her video on using the mistables. I love the way she's lined them up in a rainbow of colors, and even added her own embellishment to one of the cameras!
Remember This by Wilna Furstenberg
A layer of mist followed by a sprinkling of watercolor = a perfect recipe for an artistic look. Why stop at one medium when you can layer like Wilna?
Photo Dreams by Jen Gallacher
You could go with a classic color like blue or white when using the clouds from the HeyDay Weather set, or you could go with an unexpected color like this buttery yellow. It pops against the black, white and grays of Jen's page.
The Bean by Jill Sprott
Cameras, clouds, sunshine, and alphabets - these are all motifs that can easily help illustrate the stories of our everyday lives. Use them to your advantage and get the most mileage out of them. Each set gives you a LOT to work with. Jill comments, "Since “The Bean” is also known as “The Cloud Gate,” I reached for my Studio Calico mistable pieces here, incorporating a few misted clouds on the layout."
Sun & Baseball by Lisa Truesdell
Subtle lines of stitching add the perfect finishing touch to the title and sky scene in Lisa's page. The lines coming out of the sun look like rays of light. See Lisa's video here for a demonstration of how she put this page together.
Fourth of July by Jill Sprott
We've seen Jaime's idea for leaving half blank, why not also follow Jill's cue and try another color for the other half? Jill says, "I had fun creating the multicolored title, by misting Rockabye Thickers with Mister Huey's spray ink. I laid out the letters in an cardboard box, separating half on one side and half on the other. I sprayed one side red, and the other side blue. When the letters dried, I put them back together again to create the title."
We hope you enjoyed these 10 ways for using mistable thickers! Have an idea for these? Let us know in the comments - we'd love to hear how you're using them!