Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Let us spray!

Ok a little bit of a history lesson.... A few years ago Mica sprays exploded onto the craft scene, we were spraying everything!! And I mean everything because that was the nature of sprays! Many found them too messy and too uncontrolled, so we developed a range of items that would give the crafter the chance to use sprays easier. And so masks were born!! Skip forward a while and masks are used for so much more now, so ink sprays wandered off trend a little. But there are some lovely ones on the marker now, mainly ink ones with out the mica, so I had a play, and I sprayed over a mask....and I was disappointed! Gone were the smooth colours I was so used to when inking with distress ink, instead I had spotty designs!! I just fr crafting with masks had moved on, so I decided to play and test them a little more! So I got some card and saturated it with loads of beautiful colours, then placed a mask on the top, and another bit of paper on top of that!! And ran it though my die cutter on the cutting sandwich. This just applies pressure, which pushes the colour around, allows it to blend, and where the masks lay the colour is dispersed creating a faded look! The results were fantastic!! Plus even the top paper was pretty. Just make sure you mop up any overflow of ink off your machine to avoid any accidental inking later!!

Hope you have fun with this and happy crafting

Ali xxx


  1. Very pretty Ali. Must give it a try as I still have mica sprays and mica powders. TFS. Hugs Rita xxxxx

  2. What a great effect, I never would have guessed how you did it.

    I don't have any proper sprays, do you think this would work with diluted distress ink refills?

    Katrina x

  3. Interesting technique with a pretty result ... will be giving it a try. Elizabeth xx

  4. Brilliant! Love the tangled/dangled With Love stamp :)

  5. Wow - fabulous Ali & so pretty, I must have a play as I love trying all your fabby techniques!
    Hugs Ann x