Catchy title, no?
I didn't think so either, but I do kinda like it...
I decided what I wanted to do this week!
It has to do with paint. And sprays. And little, tiny spray bottles.
I started by wanting more Glimmer Mists, so, being the cheap skate that I can be, I looked for a tutorial on how to do this myself.
I found several that were very handy. Until I learned from the last class I took from Christy Tomlinson that these can be combustible when make with alcohol inks.
Plus, after taking her class, I used Dylusion Sprays.
When you want fabulous, rich color, go purchase these.
Or, be a cheapie like me and look on the internet on different ways to make sprays with a lot of color.
When you do it this way, you also have an added benefit of finding really cool blogs.
This tutorial I tried came from Julie Fei-Fan Blazar.
*edited note, this post was a guest tutorial, and not written by Julie*
It's super easy.
You put paint and Mod Podge in a tiny spray bottle and add water.
You think more is better and don't really pay attention to Julie's directions and you put just a tad bit too much paint in the bottle and have trouble stirring it up.
This is where being a Starbucks addict comes in handy, because you have a little stopper handy from your last cuppa joe and it fits perfectly into the bottle.
I love how this turned out.
It's not runny, it's color is fairly strong and it's a bit thick, which works well for me.
Sorry for the lousy photo.
I had so much paint on my hands, I was trying to shoot left handed while actually holding my camera with my left hand.
I wanted a soft, soft look for this canvas.
Just a touch of pink to cover. Which is odd, as I am so not a pink person and neither are my canvases usually done in soft, soft colors.
Which is why I think I really messed up this 30x30 canvas, because I just can't leave well enough alone and the next thing I knew, I had RED all. over. it.
But that's a different story for a different day.
Check out the tutorial, make some sprays and let me know what you think!