Finally! I’m here with this DIY, as promised! This is a really simple solution for those who have a lot of acrylic paints (Like me!) and didn’t want to spend anymore money on mist sprays that you only use infrequently. I actually saw some really nice mist sprays on Simonsaystamp but I simply cannot justify the expense and the space. My craft drawers are all full as of now.
So I decided to make my own! There’re plenty of how-tos on this. I did my research my then pulled out my rubber gloves.
- Acrylic Paints in the colors you want
- Liquitex Flow-aid, or anything similar
- Mist Bottles
Everything is super cheap so it’s really worth it to make it on your own. I used white, black, silver, gold, bronze as shown above. I didn’t even bother portioning the flow-aid to water ratio. It’s really just a matter of mix until you get the consistency and color intensity that you like. 🙂
Note: My bottles look like the paints aren’t mixed well but it’s because they settled down very quickly. I just shake it up before I use them. No problem at all!
Let’s take a look at how it works.
I used the gold mist for this. You can’t really tell from this photo but there’re plenty of tiny gold sparkles all over the page. See the glossy parts? Those are actually the sparkles.
Another close-up. Note the glitter at the bottom left corner. There’s just no way it translates from real life, which is too bad. I used Liquitex Basics for this. It is really beautiful.
I hope you’d give this a try if you’re hesitant about buying acrylic mist sprays. It’s a really easy and cheap alternative! Let me know how it works for you!
This week’s obsessions are watercolor and cross-stitching. I’m working on a pattern based on Lady Godiva’s painting. This online shop where I got it from is one of my favorite cross-stitch stores. They have such a huge selection of patterns inspired from art and their kits are reasonably priced. No more hassle trying to assemble a kit on your own after you buy a pattern online! I’ve a few that I want to try but trying to get the materials is like a quest on its own.
Anyway, it’s the long weekend here- kind of, if you discount that you need to work on Monday. Tuesday’s Vesak Day so Happy Vesak Day to those who celebrate it. Happy Memorial Day to my US friends. To the rest, here’s hoping your Monday be short and full of crafty things!