Username Post: Misting to Color Chipboards?        (Topic#1584005)
Mama2Thomas
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Even though I've been scrapping for more than 5 years, I'm completely new to misting products. I just saw on this beautiful layout (hope the artist doesn't mind me linking her layout here) that you can use misting products to color your chipboards. It looks like she used mist on the title "Fairy". Is that true? Do you just spray on the bare chipboards or do you have to pre-treat the chipboards with something first. Please help. It would be so much easier than to use acrylic paint (which I've done for years). I suppose I could buy one to try, but I have so much stuff already, so I want to make sure it's something I can use long term. Thanks!

Fairy....for Larnie By Chez49



 
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  • GMFTS on 01-09-13 11:34 AM
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You can mist right to the chipboard but not all of the mists work well.

There are misting paints too - eg Mister Huey or Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Try it - you'll like it.


 
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You do not have to prep you chip board, but I do. I usually use acrylic paint or gesso first.

Mists are different.

The AC Huey's mists above are very bright and opaque.

Glimmer Mist is more toned-down color wise with lots of sparkle.

Lindy's mists have two-toned effects that are super cool.

It all depends on what you are looking for.

I love love love mists of all kinds and rarely do a layout without spraying SOMETHING!


 
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I typically put watered down white paint on wood if I'm going with a light color but other wise I just spray it on. Same with Chip board.


 
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In response to Sneezy1956

I for got that I can mist my chipboard pieces, thanks for the reminder!


 
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I don't really like how some of the Perfect Pearls Mists barely show up on bare chipboard. They're mostly clear with the color in the shimmer part (which is the mica powder in them).

I get much better results with them when I use gesso or paint as a primer before spraying.


 
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I have some wonderful chipboard words from a scrapbook friend in Australia and I'm dying to use them! I went to the scrapbook store and they were no help at all but I want to get them really nice so when I need them, they are ready.

If I just get a mist like Mr. Huey - I just spray it on?

I took a sample one and tried acrylic but it absorbed uneven and made bubbles and I had a mess. I do not want to destroy one of my nice chipboards from Australia.

What do you recommend?


 
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Henri, you can "prep" your chipboard with acrylic paint (I use white mostly) or you can prep it with gesso. Now, gesso is a resist, so it will change the look of mists, they will pool and do some crazy stuff, it just depends on what you want.

Mr Huey's are so opaque, you can spray them on directly. They may look a tad darker on bare chippies.


 
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In response to Manda_K

I too appreciate this advice. I wish chipboard was white....



 
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Manda - do you use spray or put it on with a brush to prep?


 
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  • stick on 01-10-13 11:08 AM
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I'm dying to try misting with the new Distress Paints as a base!


 
Mama2Thomas
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Thanks for the tips everyone. Looks like I'll be experimenting with misting in the very near future.


 
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I usually ink or paint the chipboard first, and then mist it ... so pretty


 
Kim222
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  • Sunnydi Said:
I too appreciate this advice. I wish chipboard was white....





Some of it is! I forget the brands, but check around. You can also cover it with paper or paint or ink.
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Edited by Kim222 on 01-10-13 12:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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