Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mom ~ DT Reveal ScrapFIT Workout #68 Misty's Mist Mania

The new Challenge posted today at ScrapFIT is to use Mist. I was so excited to see this fun challenge. I added to the fun by personally challenging myself to use mist in three ways on this page. First, I misted over my modeling paste mask using a homemade color mist topped with some glimmer mist and metallic paint. Second, I misted the chipboard pieces under my butterfly. I have posted a tutorial for this technique. Just scroll down this post to find it. And finally, the fussy cut title, Mom, was rubbed with several colors of Distress Ink and then lightly misted with water to give the distressed, mottled look.

In 2000 we moved back to Ohio to be closer to our families. This photo was taken on the spot where our home was to be built. Motherhood is a precious privilege and responsibility. I was inspired by the challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch to scrap and journal about being a mom. 

If you are regular here at ScrapFIT you must have noticed our wonderful Weekend Warm Up Coach, Missy's, love of MISTING! Missy does amazing things with mist including making it herself! So this Workout is a tribute to Missy! We want to see a layout or project with a good amount of misting! Be creative, make your own misting mask, mix your mist colors - think outside the box!

We are so fortunate to have Vicky Alberto sponsoring both of our workouts this month!! 

Vicky's Etsy Shop has an amazing selection of gorgeous Dusty Attic Chipboard. She is also a very talented scrap artist and you can see her gorgeous work at her personal blog, Simply Paper and Creativity

I hope you have been inspired to pull out those mists or make some of your own. Head on over to ScrapFIT to see the innovative misting layouts by our talented design team and to link up your project. I can't wait to see what you create with your mist!!

This Prima paper with the quotation in the top corner was so perfect to convey how I feel about mothering our precious children. I also used the Prima butterfly, hanging trinkets, resin piece and brick stamp. 

I bought the Donna Salazar Sprocket die set last week and couldn't wait to use it. I found this great earring finding that looked like gears and it fit perfectly into the center of the die cut. I placed the rhinestones around the sprocket for some added bling. 

I wrote out Isaiah 41:43 along the bottom of my page. As a mom, it has always been important to convey this message to our children. 

The mask for my modeling paste was cut from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Washer Border die from heavy cardstock.
Misted Puffy Paint Chipboard Tutorial

Supply List:
Chipboard (Want2Scrap Chipboard corner flourish)
White Puffy Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Assorted Mists
Heat Tool
Not Pictured ~ 
Heat Resistant Craft Mat
Sand Paper and/or Precision Files
Large Butterfly (Prima ~ Butterfly Kiss, Moulin Rouge)

Step One: Sand any rough edges on chipboard. Trim if necessary. (I trimmed off the long spikes leaving the butterfly wing shapes.)

Step Two: Squeeze out a THICK layer of puffy paint onto the entire chipboard piece. Be sure to completely cover from edge to edge. 

Step Three: Once the puffy paint has been applied, let this set for about an hour. 

Step Four: Use your heat tool to puff up the paint. Be sure to aim the heat tool on the top and sides of the puffy paint to get as much bubbled texture as possible. I hold the heat tool pretty close to the puffy paint and the edges turn a delightful toasted marshmallow color. 

Step Five: I didn't want my brown chipboard edges showing, so I went back and painted them with white acrylic paint. If you are not going for the toasted marshmallow look you can paint the entire piece. If you want textured chipboard without the mist, paint the entire piece with the color(s) of your choice. 

Step Six: Mist your puffy painted chipboard piece(s). I used a combination of homemade color mist (water and distress re-inkers), Perfect Pearl Mist, Smooch Spritz, Art Co. Metallic Mist, and Glimmer Mist. Depending on the look you are going for, you could use fewer (even one) mists or more. 

Acrylic paint tends to act as a resist to water based color products so your mist will bead up and look mottled, which is the distressed look I was going for. While the mist is wet, you don't want to blot or touch it, or the mist will wipe off. Of course, if you end up with too much of a certain color in the wrong spot, you can dab it with a paper towel to remove the excess, so have fun playing with your mists. When I got the look I wanted, I used my heat tool to dry the mist. Once dry, it is set and does not rub off. 

Now you can arrange your chipboard on your page or card. I spread mine like butterfly wings and centered a gorgeous Prima butterfly on top.

Please let me know if you give this a try!!

I have entered this at 
Once Upon A . . . Sketch with the theme "Mum" mother, mom and a sketch. (May 31)
Word Art Wednesday - I used the verse of the week by hand writing it across the bottom of my layout. **
Scrapbook Sisters: Stamped Background Challenge ~ The brick background on the top half is stamped. **
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes **
Smudgy Antics: Masquerade and stamped image. My butterfly/chipboard could be used on a masquerade mask. The brick image on the top half of the background is stamped. **
Creative Craft Challenges 2: Distressing **
Use it Tuesday: All about mom. The corner crystal flourish has been in my stash for over 2 years. The black brads, modeling paste, rhinestones, and punches have been in my stash for over a year. **
Creative Inspiration Paint: Mother's Day. I used paint over top of my glimmer misted modeling paste. **
Creations by Gill M ~ Stripes and Spots - my stripes are the paper strips and spots - all over - in my masking, bling, pearls . . . **
The Happy Scrappers Challenge ~ Anything goes **

Thanks for stopping by. I treasure your comments!

~ Blessings ~ 


  1. Tracey: This is just gorgeous, and what a beautiful family you have! Yes, we are so blessed to be called, "Mom". Wait until the day your children actually rise up and call you blessed. It will thrill your soul, let me tell you! God is SO GOOD all the time. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. We are blessed to have you play along with us!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. This is exceptional! Misting fits your style perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Stunning page love the details and colors great work with the chippies to.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I love all your details and thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. Again I'm in awe.

  5. What a stunning piece of art. I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!!
    Good luck too!!

  6. Beautiful page as always Tracey. Love the colors. You are right, the sentiment on the Prima paper is perfect for this LO. Wonderful technique with the puffy paint and mists. So Cool!

  7. totally love your misting on this pretty layout!

  8. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the butterfly, the misting and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the charms!!!

  9. This is so elaborate and beautiful. Blessings!

  10. beautiful layout!love the misted paste!

  11. Absolutely fab I have some dusty attic bits and pieces I will have to try this technique

  12. This is such a beautiful paget Tracey - love it!

  13. Oh wow so many gorgeous details on this Tracey, I love the puffiness on the chipboard, that butterfly sits there perfectly! a really beautiful layout!

  14. Fabulous work. I just loved reading your tutorial on your chipboard piece which is just amazing. Thanks for joining in at OUAS :)

  15. Beautiful page, so mch to see, thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

  16. Stunning piece! Thank you for the tutorial on those gorgeous embellishments! Lovely!!! Your design is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  17. Oh my goodness..your layout is gorgeous!! Love all of the detail you put into it! WOW!! Thank you for the great tutorial! :) Thank you for stopping by my blog, commenting, and following! I am happy to be following you now as well!


  18. This is absolutely exquisite! I am in awe of your talent. Thanks for the step-by-step pictures.

  19. WOW!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  20. Lovely tutorials and great LO too!
    Thanks for playing at UIT!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Your layout/design is fabulous and I love all the details/embellishments you've added. A Stunning piece! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

  22. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Love your artsy page!

  23. Beautiful Lo and amazing chipboard technique!!

  24. A glorious LO with some beautiful embellishments. Love that butterfly. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week

  25. Gorgeous LO...i love that puffy stuff...never seen it before....i do lead a sheltered life!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy antics this week.BDx

  26. Stunning layout as usual,that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Lots of love for you!

  27. Wow what a gorgeous page! I love the techniques you have used and all the embellishments! Thank you for taking part in our first Happy Scrapper challenge, hope to see you again x

  28. Fabulous layout..great photo,love all the embellishments, thank you so much for joining us on our first challenge of *Anything Goes* at The Happy Scrappers, hope you will join us again.

    Hugs Shaz x

  29. Ooops forgot to say you can enter our challenge as many times as you like
    Hugs Shaz xx

  30. Oh my goodness, this LO is awesome. So much to look at & lots & lots of beautiful embellishments!
    Thanks for joining in with the Happy Scrappers challenges
    Jane x

  31. Beautiful layout and thanks so much for the great tutorial. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS =)

  32. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing with use at Creative Inspirations!!

  33. Great scrapbook page. Thank you for entering our Scrapbook Sisters Scrapbook Challenge. Hugs xxx

  34. Thanks for playing along with us at CBGM this time with this beautiful creation
    Jacki xx

  35. Gorgeous layout! The puffy paint finish is super cool. Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!


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