Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tutorial - Make your own Mist Sprays

Hello beautiful ladies! I have a really easy tutorial for you today. It all started about a month ago when I reached for my Glimmer Mist and realized I was almost out...Oh NO!! I went to my local SB store and they were sold out as well, and I had no patience to wait for some to be mailed to me. I had remembered hearing somewhere that you could create your own, this got me thinking...HOW?! So I researched it a bit and found so many different ways to do it. The problem was that I didn't have the inks they say to use, so I just did it my own way figuring it out as I went along. I would like to share with you a few tricks I have figured out.

The things you may need:

*Clean empty spray bottles
*paints/powders (I used some PearlX that I have had forever)/food coloring

Start off by getting your desired amount of powder into your bottle. I was using the end of a crab pick that I had bent to work for what I needed. Hey - I was using what I had around! lol I used two 'spoon' fulls of gold.

Then I added water. I was using a medicine dropper, this made things so much easier - for me!

This is what it looks like after I shook it up.

And this is what it looked like after sprayed onto white cardstock. Notice the pretty shimmer!! Now on these examples I sprayed the mist really heavy to show the colors.

Another thing I played around with was making paint sprays. Just add water to your bottle and I added 4-5 dropplets..ok more like paint gobbs straight from the bottle. On some of my mists I have used just paint and it looks pretty, but if you want it to shimmer then add your powder in a like color.

This is what the brown paint looks like. I didn't add the PearlX powder to this one just to show you how a paint spray looks.

Try adding food coloring to your mister! It looks awesome! The color of your mist will depend on how much food coloring you add to your water. I typically add about 6 drops. I like my colors to be bright! Again you can add the powders to this, but it looks great as is.

Here is that the blue food coloring spray looks like. I also didn't add any PearlX powder to this...all Food Coloring!

Here is a little sample of the colors I made today using these techniques. So fun and versatile and I can make ANY color I need to go with my LO's!! Now that's exciting!!

Here are a few recent LO's that I have created using my homemade mist sprays!
I know you have seen all these very recently, but I just wanted to show what these sprays can do :)

I hope you will give them a try and show off your work using your very own Homemade Mists!! I can't wait to see them!

Also I added a tutorial section over on the right hand side of my blog where you can now find all my tutorials in one easy to locate spot! Thanks for taking a look!!



  1. Great tutorial, Amy! I love the vibrancy of your homemade mists!!

  2. Great job with the do-it-yourself misters (and love the LOs)! I've been making my own, too. The last one I did I used black Rit dye and water (no perfect pearls...wanted a true black) and it worked perfectly. Gotta try the paint now. Thanks for the tips!

  3. Thanks Amy for the info-I love the idea of the food coloring. I did this with some acohol inks and it looks great too!

  4. thanks for sharing - fantastic sprays :D

  5. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ive been meaning to buy some Mists but I think Ill try this instead! Thank you! The spray bottles that you have, how many ounces do you think they are? Can I buy them at HL or Michaels?

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