Friday, March 5, 2010

Another Use for Maya Mists

When I sat down to place this colored image on a card, I thought that the white background was a little bright for the papers that I picked out and I didn't want to go cruising through my scraps bag again so I needed to make this work. I didn't want to ink the edges or splatter it. And then I thought of my cream Maya Mist, kind of an odd color, but very light. I didn't want to spray it, but I thought, why not paint it on?

It glided over my image perfectly! No damage to the stamped ink or markers! I use Memento ink and Copic markers.
I love the light sheen this left on the paper and the colors that I colored stayed true.

I added in a perfect Elle's Studio tag that I cut in half and that pretty woodgrain paper is made by Amuse.

Have a wonderful weekend friends. Luckily we will be having more rain in Southern California, I just love it! Tomorrow I am joining my 2 sister in laws and mother in law at an author's luncheon, Lisa See! I loved her book Snowflower and the Secret Fan. Currently, I am reading her latest book, Shanghai Girls, and I like it even more. Hope to finish it tonight before the lunch. Have you read her books? Would love to hear from you if you have. I will need a new book, any recommendations out there? I adore historical fiction.
cheers, Samantha


BabyBokChoy said...

Totally adorable card!!!!! I use glimmer mist with brushes and stuff coz they don't spray out as well as my maya mists. I just ordered 6 bottles of Maya mists, oy vey! LOL

Beth said...

wow! that looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!

paula said...

Gorgeous! Have you read Ahab's Wife? We should compare notes on books, I desperately need a new reading list!

Heidi Stork said...

I bet Lexi has some book suggestions for ya! But they might be on the depressing side! LOL! :)

Love how you painted the mist...great idea!


Suzanne said...

Love this card!!!! Thanks for the tip with the mist!!!

Jenni said...

i love that card samantha! You did a great job and i never had thought of painting on mists!!! perfect!

Keri said...

SWEET idea, love cream mist, and happy to hear it left the other colored-in images in tact...NICE! :)

LOVE Lisa See...reading Concubine's Daughter by Pai Kit Fai right now, which is great and along the same lines theme-wise.

Babydoll said...

Wow! This turned out great!

peeps said...

What an adorable card. Love that you cut the tag in two.