Dream Team member, Terrece Sidoway, put together this Dream Scheme for today's sketch challenge, so play along if you get inspired. I did this card with stencils, stencil brushes, and the Memories Mists Sprays.
I love this brand of sprays because the colors are intense, plus they dry to the touch in just seconds on regular cardstock.
To keep the Memories Mists contained I made a "spray booth" out of a cardboard box, placed my paper inside and then sprayed the entire paper with the Pale Ale color of Memories Mists Spray, so this is the background color behind the bird and swirls. To accomplish this, hold the spray bottle about 12-18 inches away from the paper. Position the stencil where you want your design to be sprayed. (When you are spraying stencils with the Memories Mists do not use tape to position the stencil on the cardstock because the moisture from the spray will cause the tape to leave a sticky residue on the paper.) Now hold a piece of copy paper over the part of the card that extends beyond the stencil to protect it from too much spray. Holding this paper about one inch above the surface of the card when you spray will create a softer-edged design and will keep the areas you are masking from getting too much color sprayed on them. Then move the stencil to another position and spray using a second color of spray, this time I used a very light misting of the Amaretto colored Memories Mists and then a heavier loading of the metallic color Bright Gold. The spray on the paper is dry immediately but there is now a fine mist of spray on the stencil and you can take a stencil brush and very softly move the color by rouging this leftover ink into the stencil holes for a beautiful stenciled image, while it is still in place. I used this on the large corner swirl stencil (LJ896), the small bird (LS94) and for the finishing touch I stenciled yellow ochre and brown pigment ink off the edge of the deckle edged plate (LJ880) to create the three deckle strips on the right side of the card for the added collage effect.
I have an instruction sheet all about collage techniques using the Memories Mists Sprays, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like me to send you a copy.
If you are inspired this week, play along with us and do something with Terrece's sketch. We love to see your projects.