Last week (here) we created mists with water and Gelatos! I showed you a few masks and recycled materials you could use to create shapes.
This week, I have a few more fun things to use to create artsy looking backgrounds for cards, layouts, journals, or whatever you desire!
I love circles! Therefore, I LOVE anything dotted. So, here are a few items that I found around the house to use to create circles or dots on my papers.
Take a handful of coins from your pocket, purse, under the chair cushions and lay them onto your paper. Spray over and either use a heat gun to dry or allow to air dry. Remove and you have a random dotted pattern.
Here is a page that I created with this technique:
This gem of a find at a local Lowe's Hardware store is my favorite way to make dots! You can also use Sequin waste or an empty Pop Dots package. There are many types of drywall tape, but this is the dotted paper kind. Hard to find but when you do grab up several rolls! Here's how to use it with the sprays:
Cut or rip a section and lay over the area that you want sprayed. You can also use punches or cut it into a variety of shapes. Now spray over it! When lifted, you will see the dots and outline of the shape. Be careful not to flood it with color though. Too much spraying and it will bleed into a puddle.
Because I don't like to waste anything, I often turn the tape over and stamp it for a reverse effect. You can also use the sprayed tape on your page directly because it has a self-adhesive backing!
One of my very favorite items to use is bubblewrap! All shapes and sizes will produce fun dots! Here you can stamp with them by spraying directly on the bubble surface.