Hey everybody...TGIF! ! Is it wine o'clock yet? I am posting this from wine country in California- the beautiful Napa Valley. I am definitely looking forward to my first 'tasting' tonight. Just dropping in on the blog to show you a little technique you might want to try someday- maybe you need to break out of a creative rut, or you want to try stenciling but all of your stencils are 12 x 12 or at least 6 x 6 size. I know that I am not the first to identify this gap in stencils on the market-very few are small enough to add a stenciled design to a 3 x 4 or 4 x 6 card without it having the wrong proportions. I know that later this spring Heidi Swapp will have some small stencil packs coming out and I am looking forward to getting my hands on the whole collection. Another recommendation I have for small stencils are the manila cardstock stencils by Fancy Pants designs. These are inexpensive and you get a pack of multiple stencils. And last but not least, try this:
I have tried every type of mist spray out there including Mr. Hueys, Glimmer Mist, Heidi Swapp, Maya Mist, and many others I am sure I am forgetting. Mr. Huey's mists are opaque matte mists and come in a variety of very nice colors. Glimmer mists were probably the first and they have some sparkly stuff if you want that effect. Dylusions are my go to mists when I want very intense bright color. At Clique Kits, we love to support other small businesses. So I would love it if you bought your delusions mists here at my friend's shop Altered Pages. While you are there- look around and all of the fun new art supplies she has in stock- I recommend the Niji paints, the Art Anthology paints, and the water brushes!
That's all there is to it! The 3 steps: Punch, Mist, and Embellish. My last tip is to choose a punch with filigree type detail for the best results on a small scale. Edge punches with lace patterns would also be pretty. In fact- I think I will go and try that! I'll be back soon with more fun messy stuff in the Art Studio!