Happy Friday Roadies! Emily on board today to share a couple of techniques I used on this layout I did for CHA last month in Chicago.
Misting isn’t one of the techniques I'd say I do often, but looking at my layouts, I see I do use mists quite a bit to color the Maya Road chipboards and change the color of trims. I’ve also made my own backgrounds a few times. But today’s post looks at using two or more mists to make a new color entirely.
I made this layout about my son’s haircut and how it brought him a lot of attention from his “gal pals,” as he likes to call them. I used a green and navy blue houndstooth paper as the background and wanted to match the chipboard alpha to the paper. I didn’t have a navy blue mist, but I thought I might be able to make one. I was right.
When blending mists to make a new color, I always like to start with the lighter color first, so I sprayed the letters with Blue Popsicle, let them dry, then lightly sprayed them with Charcoal. A word of caution: If you’re not sure that the colors are going to work to get your desired effect, it’s a good idea to test combinations on a spare piece of chipboard. I use Qs a lot for this purpose.
I didn’t need to do it for this project, but you can quickly wipe off some of final layer before it dries to blend the two and make the top layer lighter. Notice how my letters are a little speckled? From a distance you can't tell, it looks navy blue, just like I wanted.
Another technique I used was embossing. I used it three different places, first on the Alterable Bingo Motif (new this Summer CHA) at the top of the page. I inked the raised surface of the bingo marker with embossing ink and covered it with the powder, dusted off any stray pieces that were in the recessed part of the marker and heat embossed it.
The Exclamation Mark stamp (new this Summer CHA) followed a similar technique, only this time on paper.
Finally, the Star Bottle Cap required a little more embossing ink, but I was pleasantly surprised that the technique worked so well on metal. It will chip off if you handle it too much, but put your scrapbook page in a protector and it will last for a long while!
Thanks for joining me today! Now go and conjure up some fun Maya Mist combinations to make your own custom colors, and try embossing different Maya Road products to see how they hold up. You never know unless you try!
Other products used:
- Mini Gingham Trim in Apple Red
- Avocado Maya Mist
- Pomegranate Pink Maya Mist
- Lisa alphabet--lowercase
- Canvas Shipping tag
- Wavy Layerable Banner Mini Set
- Twine Cording in Tomato Red