Good morning!! My 2012 : Captured class for October goes live tomorrow, and this month, it's all about diecuts. I'm here today to share a simple way to make those diecuts do double duty!
I love using simple shapes as masks for mist, and it's a fun way to dress up plain ledger journaling cards. Today I'm working with plain diecuts as masks - I love that the mist adds color to these accents, and they'll be useable for other pages. If you're using patterned diecuts, you might want to choose a pale mist color that looks good over the pattern, or flip them upside down and mist on the back.
To begin, place your patterned paper or journaling card into a box (I do all of my misting in an old shipping box - it saves the rest of my workspace from becoming rainbow colored). Layer your die cuts over the top and then mist over them! In the case of the "cool" diecut card, i layered scrap paper over the rest of the card so that only the letters would show once I was done.
Hold your mist about 8inches over your paper, and spray 2-3 times. Carefully remove your diecuts, and that's it!
(supplies : patterned paper - Studio Calico (gray), Echo Park (ledger, woodgrain), October Afternoon (gray stripe), Amy Tangerine (yellow), Crate Paper (green); arrows - Pink Paislee; "cool" card - Fancy Pants; mist - Mister Huey's Silver & Watercooler); bracket diecut - October Afternoon; brad - October Afternoon; washi - Freckled Fawn; stamps - Studio Calico)
And that's it! Your finished cards are perfect for a Project Life album, and the misted diecuts can be used on just about any project!
If you give this idea a try, I'd love to see your results! Just link me up in the comments. =) See you tomorrow when 2012 : Captured // October goes live! -Lisa