Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Punches + maya mist = sweet home decor

Hello scrappy girls! SO - I am currently crazy for mists. Particularly Maya Mists. They are so much fun, that I have been spraying everything. My boys are now Sunflower yellow, gunmetal gray, beautiful blue and royal red. Not really. And I don't think those are technical names for the Maya mists, so don't ask Lynette for those exact names. I'll get in trouble.
I have been making little art projects with my two butterfly punches, and I used them this week to make a mask on cardstock. My first project was very symmetrical:

It looks pretty cool up on the wall. Then I thought i would do something a little more free, and here are the steps.
I chose a light pink cardstock for the background, and punched a bunch of butterflies out of cardstock and laid them out on top.

Then I took some Bubblegum Metallic mist by Maya road and sprayed. (please note that an opened file folder is not big enough for this application and the mist will get on your floor and it will be hard to wash off)

Dump off your butterflies and you are left with: (could totally be used on it's own as background paper for a layout at this point)
(you are also left with a bunch of pink butterflies that are sprayed and can be used on any other project). So, then I punched smaller butterflies in a similar light pink with a bit of texture, and applied tiny pop dots:

I stuck them on top of the masked butterflies and folded up their wings a little for dimension.
Matted in a deep pink and then white...if this was in a white shadowbox frame, it would be smashing! Yes, smashing! And a wonderful baby gift/little girls gift/teacher gift/mama gift...you get the picture.
and of course you can change all the variables in this project : the background paper, the punches, the color of the mist, the paper used for the butterflies....so many possibilities and a fairly quick and easy thing to put together. The misting is total fun, I'll show you another layout I whipped up later this week. Heather is misting all the time and I think it looks fantastic.

1 comment:

Unforgettable Scrapper said...

Love this project Jen! I think I'll have to make one up for display in the store!