To get started using mists with templates you will need to following supplies...
- A template (either one you have made from cardstock or a purchased template.
- Mists. It is fun to try a few different colors on a page, so the more the merrier!
- A spray box. To contain the mess. There is no way around this one. Mists are messy.
- Paper towels and/or baby wipes are super helpful too ... because as I said, mists can be messy!
- Canned air to clean out clogged misters. Make sure you do this outside!
The template that I chose to use is a positive shape (in this case several trees). This means that the mist with go in the negative space. When using mists, you should first test the mist to make sure it is working properly. Adhere the template to your cardstock. I attached mine with a few pieces of washi tape at the bottom of each tree trunk.
The mist will bead up on the template, but will soak into the cardstock. When you are done spraying, carefully remove the template. Wipe the template down with a paper towel or a baby wipe to remove the mist from the template. The result will be a beautiful background ready to be made into a layout!
Like gesso and flexible model paste, mists tend to warp paper. There are several solutions for this problem. You can set an iron to a low setting, place an ironing cloth over the paper then press the paper. BE VERY CAREFUL THOUGH, you do not want to set anything on fire. A safer solution is to attach the paper to another sheet of cardstock to add stability and help to straighten it out!