Hello again! It’s me, Natalie, back with another post for your perusal! This month, I’m going to be taking a different approach to my tutorials. Instead of going into detail about how I make each project, I’m going to focus on how I use one particular product: Nuvo Mica Mists. The moment I saw these mists make their debut on YouTube, I knew I had to have them. I love sparkle and shimmer and don’t consider a project finished unless it glistens! I looked everywhere for these sprays, but couldn’t find them in the UK. All was not lost though because I knew Jeni and Janet stocked Nuvo products here at The Little Paper Tree, so I asked them if they would stock the mists too. The rest, as they say, is history … If you want to try out these sprays for yourself, follow the link at the bottom of this post.
So, for this tutorial, I made four cards using all six Mica Mists along with four mini embossing folders from Diamond Press. I wanted to show you how embossing sprayed cardstock really brings out the shimmer in the mists and how the mists really bring out the embossing. I created the panels for the cards as follows:
Card 1: I sprayed a piece of white card stock with Turkish Rose Mica Mist, dried it with a heat tool and then lightly sprayed on Antique Gold Mica Mist. Once the card was dry, I ran it through my die cut machine using the Chevron mini embossing folder. The embellishment is a piece of upcycled jewely.
Card 2: I sprayed a piece of white card stock with Fresh Pear and then, while it was still wet, I sprayed on some Nubula Blue. After I’d dried it with my heat tool, I embossed it using the Petals mini embossing folder. The embellishment is a die cut from Tim Holtz Botanical Layers Idea-Ology.
Card 3. I sprayed a piece of white card stock with Turkish Rose Mica Mist, dried it with a heat tool and then lightly sprayed on Violet Lustre Mica Mist. I also unscrewed the sprayer from the bottle and tapped it on my finger so that it made splatters on the card. Again, after I’d dried it with my heat tool, I embossed it using the Arrows mini embossing folder. The embellishment is a Freckled Fawn Wood Veneer Number Chip that I painted with gold acrylic.
Card 4. I sprayed a piece of white card stock with the Antique Rose Mica Mist and, while it was still wet, I sprayed on some Silver Smoke. After drying it with my heat tool, I embossed it using the Woodgrain mini embossing folder. The embellishment is a Freckled Fawn Wood Veneer Number Chip that I painted with black gesso.
I hope you can see from the close-ups just how glorious the shimmer and shine is, and how it brings out the embossing beautfully!
Next week, I’ll be back with another Mica Mist Make, so until then if you’ve got any questions about how I made these cards, drop them in the comments section and I’ll get back to you.
Natalie’s Nuvo Mica Mist Top Tip: cover your workspace with newspaper before spraying, or better still, put the object to be sprayed in a cardboard box. Once these sprays are dry they have a plastic feel to them and are difficult to clean up! (They do however wipe up well if they are still wet.)
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EMBOSSING / MIST / PAINT
Diamond Press Mini Embossing folders – Arrow & Chevron and Woodgrain & Petal
Dina Wakely Black Gesso
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