Shake. Clickety-clack. Shake, shake, shake.
Spritz. Spritz. Spritz.
Drip. Splat. Drip.
There are new sounds coming from my craft space. A wide variety of paint mists have joined the paper-craft industry. In the past, I enjoyed painting with watercolors, gouache and acrylics for art projects, so I purchased a few Heidi Swapp mists to try. These sprays have shimmery particles in them and need to be shaken well. Each bottle has a small metal ball to help blend the contents. They’re noisemakers, especially when shaking more than one at a time.
After shaking things up, I placed my cardstock in a plastic lid that came with a disposable baking pan. The lid worked well as a spray shield for my workspace.
I kept my design minimal to feature the shimmery, watercolor-like sprays and splatters.
Here’s how to make it:
Make a card from a 5-by-10-inch piece of textured white cardstock. Spray teal and green mist paints (I used Color Shine by Heidi Swapp in teal and mint green ) across the card’s front.
Splatter teal, green and purple (Heidi Swapp) mist paints on top of the teal and green sprays (I removed spraying mechanism from the bottle, dipped the straw into the paint and tapped on the nozzle top to get a splatter effect).
Allow the cardstock to dry. After the card is dry, it may be necessary to place it under heavy objects to decrease warping. Cut a piece of white cardstock that’s 5 inches square and adhere it to the back of the card’s front. This will cover any paint that seeped through and help ease any warping. Adhere small, white letter stickers spelling “hello” (I covered Making Memories mini shimmer alpha stickers in Sakura Gelly Roll white ink) to the card’s front, close to the right edge and just below the center.
Adhere small, white chipboard arrow pieces (mine are Color Magic chipboard arrows by Heidi Swapp, left plain) horizontally next to the “h,” pointing right.