I need help with mists and masks

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Posted 3/23/2013 by ladybug4233 in General Scrappin'
 

ladybug4233
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Posted: 3/23/2013 11:01:15 AM
I have quite the collection of mists. I love painting wood and other embellishments with them. I have a few masks and I just can't get the hang of it. I love the new studio calico masks. I just used the circles that include some with clouds, hearts, etc. When I remove the mask it is runny and the mist bleeds. What am I doing wrong? I don't like the messy look on layouts and I was hoping this would help make cute embellishments with my mists. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Candie




Candie




EllenPea
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Posted: 3/23/2013 11:35:32 AM
This Two Peas video was just put up yesterday on that very subject, a very good tip about using black and/or white pens to add definition. I think Glitter Girl also has done one or two videos on misting with masks but not this recently.



beamed
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Posted: 3/23/2013 11:45:07 AM
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has video tutorials on using spray inks Here is one of them.

Also, May Flaum does videos on using mists and paint. You may be over-spraying or spraying too close to the stencil. If you want a really clean look with your stencils you should probably use a dryer medium, such as ink pads or chalk.

bluestardesign
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Posted: 3/23/2013 11:57:46 AM
As EllenPea mentioned, I posted a video yesterday on this very topic! It helps to blot the excess ink off your mask before removing it, otherwise it tends to leak and smear your image.


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ScrapNatya
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Posted: 3/23/2013 3:18:40 PM
What Lisa said above and also you may be too close to your project. Lift your spray higher up and blot the excess off your stencil with a paper towel.


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Helen *Mc
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Posted: 3/23/2013 6:08:24 PM
My first thought was over spraying or being too close also.



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Posted: 3/23/2013 6:20:13 PM
Try spraying at a distance, and just once in an area. Sometimes I'll use a paper towel to dab away excess, and at other times, I lay a sheet of printer paper or scrap paper over the entire masked/misted area before lifting up the mask, pressing the paper over it lightly to absorb excess.



serenitysmom
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Posted: 3/24/2013 6:06:20 PM

As EllenPea mentioned, I posted a video yesterday on this very topic! It helps to blot the excess ink off your mask before removing it, otherwise it tends to leak and smear your image.


I am definatly going to try this! Esp for those intricate masks!


Kim

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