|Posted: 2/15/2013 11:38:28 AM|
Again - one more question. Thanks for any help and for your patience with this scrapper who has been out of it all for 2+ years!
Mists are really expensive, I have found. What is the real difference between these pre-packaged mists and just taking a few drops of acrylic paint and watering it down in a mister, or just in a small dish and flicking it on your page with a fan brush?
Is there some archival benefit?
|Posted: 2/15/2013 11:41:57 AM|
What is the real difference between these pre-packaged mists and just taking a few drops of acrylic paint and watering it down in a mister, or just in a small dish and flicking it on your page with a fan brush?
A lot of people do that and/or mix in some Ranger perfect pearls.
Mists are expensive, I don't understand why especially since they are at least 90% water. Crazy. I love mists and I buy but I also make them. Custom colors.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/15/2013 1:32:04 PM|You can also use things like a simple water color set, mix up the color you want and flick that as well. Lots of ways to get the look.
If you want to do that, however, I would buy a set of "mini misters" as they were so well for that kind of thing!
I must say, that a month ago, I was wanting to use a specific set of papers for s very special project. I needed to alter the box I was using for the idea. It was GREAT to be able to purchase a couple of mists that were created to be color coordinated for that set of papers. They look great and for this project, it was worth the investment. I've since had fun using the remainder of those 2 mists on other things.
I bet you could also make more translucent mists by using reinkers in a bit of water too. Lots of ways to get various effects. I bet you could easily find you tube videos showing various things being tried and decide what is or isn't worth the effort to you.
|Posted: 2/15/2013 1:42:21 PM|
Another mist question....Do you prepare your paper in any way prior to using the mist (i.e., gesso)? I ask this question because I used mist with a mask on a page the other day and when it dried the paper was so curled that I could not use it. Maybe I used too much? Or the paper was too thin for mist?
Loc: New York
|Posted: 2/15/2013 1:45:38 PM|
Rhonda I have had the same issue. I do love my mists but I notice that too. When I use white for instance to tone down the color on a page it really warps the paper. I still use it but it drives me crazy...
|Posted: 2/15/2013 3:18:55 PM|
I just bought a 36 water color palette at michaels for $5 on sale and used a paint brush to splatter the page with the watercolor paints and I couldn't believe how beautiful it came out! You literally couldn't tell the difference between the water color splatter or the splatter I had done with my mister Huey's mist! I have also bought a 4 pack of the mini misters at ms for $5 and plan to create my own customer colors with acrylic paint and water it all works the same! I think the mister Huey's can easily be re created with just a watercolor palette or acrylic paint... But the heidi swapp color shine sprays are really cool.. Some are very opaque with a nice shimmer and even though they have shimmer paint I still feel like those are worth the investment!
|Posted: 2/15/2013 3:21:34 PM|
I was wondering, Jjmikrut143, you said you bought a 4 pack of the mini-misters at "ms" for $5. What is "ms"?
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Loc: Western NY
|Posted: 2/15/2013 5:15:08 PM|
M's is Michaels.
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