How to Make a Scrapbooking Mist
Scrapbooking is the art of preserving memories by arranging photos, journaling and embellishments in attractive layouts that are then put into a scrapbook album. It’s a great way to document your life and preserve precious memories for generations to come.
A scrapbooking mist is a fun and easy way to add glimmer to your projects. It comes in a wide range of colors and can be used to add texture or highlight your work.
Start by deciding on the style you want to work with. You can choose from vintage, modern or masculine styles. This will help you narrow down the choices of paper and embellishments that you’ll need to purchase.
Once you have your style in mind, it’s time to think about the themes you’d like to include in your scrapbook. If you have a specific theme in mind, it will make creating pages for that album much easier.
For example, if you’d like to create a baby’s first year scrapbook, it will be much easier to decide which photos to use and where to place them on the page. It will also be easier to select a layout template and coordinating supplies for that theme.
Using the right tools is important for creating your scrapbook. It will help you achieve the results you’re looking for, and save you time.
One of the tools you’ll need is a paint brush. This will allow you to evenly apply the mist and avoid splattering or streaks. Another tool you will need is a misting sprayer.
Before you begin your misting, it’s a good idea to lay some newspapers down in the area where you will be misting. This will prevent any mess and will make cleanup much easier.
Next, you’ll need a leaf stencil and your choice of RTC grid paper. The size of each square section on the RTC grid paper is 3 1/4″.
To use this grid, you’ll need a photo for each of the square sections, along with some embellishments and a title for the center. If you’d like, you can also create a simple background with some paper tiles for a more traditional look.
If you’re going to mist a whole page, be sure to lay some newspaper down for easy clean-up. This is especially true if you’re planning on spritzing the paper with a lot of mist, as it can cause some warping.
Once you’re ready to spritz the page, it’s a good idea to move slowly and keep your hand close to the surface of the page to avoid splattering. It can also be helpful to have a few pieces of scrap paper on the sides that will catch any extra splatter that may happen.
When you’re finished, you can either place your layered die cuts on the page and adhere them with dotted adhesive, or use them as a mask for some of the leaves that you’ll be spritzing to create a more realistic effect.