Monday

Waste no mist...


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If you were wondering how I got my somewhat "artsy" background done, wonder no more...just follow my motto, "Waste no mist!" *LOL*


I do my backgrounds in batches so I just press all the residual mists onto one single sheet of watercolour paper and ....[drumroll please...] I get a somewhat "artsy" background. It does help that I use cold-pressed watercolour paper which has some texture on it [hot-pressed watercolour paper is smooth].


The key to pulling everything together is to use embellishments in the same hues. I coloured the gauze with the same green Dylusions ink spray, then diluted it with water to create varying tones of the same colour.


Playing along with Let's Get Sketchy.

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27 comments:

Nadine (scrappinready) said...

Awesome page and another great background. Thank you for joining us at LGS!

Lynnda said...

So clever!! Thanks! I should be doing the same too!! (Like as if I can spare the time!!)
Anyhow I love your BG.. This layout is beautiful and loving the colours too .. Happy Monday my friend .. Hugs x

Caz said...

I really like the feel of this page, its quite crisp but still colourful! I'm terrible at reusing what I have...I can't seem to see any potential in things that clearly have potential :-P

Lynn said...

The idea of using one watercolor sheet to collect all your misted extras is awesome. Sometimes when I purchase paper that looks like my scraps I wonder why did I pay for that when I make the same sort of designs and throw them away. Thanks for the light bulb idea....my brain is brighter now. LOL!

Lizzy Hill said...

You really do some AWESOME backgrounds....& your ideas have rubbed off [finally] & I'm starting to do a similar thing, but just with normal cardstock. Still works ok!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!!! LOVING the colors and those photos!!!

Shelly said...

Awesome!!! Love that you don't waste any mist...works amazingly cool! ;)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Yes..I do follow your tips :) and te results are always wonderful ! Fun page..loved the corrugated paper + colored gauze combo !

Annette Allen said...

incredible background.. those photos are so sweet..

Lisa said...

Absolutely amazing!! The background looks so fabulous!! My left-over mist papers never look like this...they get smeared and muddy and pretty much unusable!! Love the fun pictures!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Charlene said...

Awesome background!!!!

Juliana Michaels said...

Such a fun layout! Love the background you created!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Great idea for using the residual mist, Yvonne!! Love your adorable layout!!

dstandard said...

What an adorable page - great idea with the mist! Too cute!

Cindy deRosier said...

I'd love to see a photo of all your ready-to-use "waste no mist" papers. Do you tend to keep them waiting long, or do you use them almost immediately after making them?

Brandi Matos said...

Absolutely STUNNING work!!!

Thanks for joining us at LGS :-)

Joefil said...

Awesome background, wonderful job Yvonne! Thanks for joining us again at LGS!

Melissa Vining said...

Your work is so gorgeous, and I love how creative you are with mist! Cute photos too! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Helen Tilbury said...

You do it so well! It doesn't suit my style though but I do it sometimes then use some of those bits for matting.

Lynn Shaffer said...

What a great layout! All your elements! Thank you for joining us at LGS <3

Danie Ramirez said...

Such a great layout - thanks for the tips!! I might try...
Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy

Devra said...

Thanks for all the tips! Iove seeing your work. Thanks again for joining us at LGS

Tone-Lill said...

A brilliant take on the sketch Yvonne, I love the wast no mist idea and it created a really awesome page. i love the great photos too of your cuties ;)
Thank you for playing with our sketch at LGS :)

Brenshevia Baker said...

Great job with the sketch, thanks so much for joining us at LGS!

ValerieHuang said...

Another stunning page, Yvonne. Love to see your creation pop up in the link up tool. Awesome to have you join us again at LGS.

Jacqui said...

Love that green mesh. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Melinda Garner said...

Another bright, fantastic page! Thank you for joining us once again at LGS!

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