Tuesday, July 12, 2011

52 Weeks of Wonder

Spray Pen Magic

"The CTMH Convention kicks off this week and we’re all SO excited to unveil an idea book full of great new products, tools, and techniques. But there are still plenty of great things about the Spring/Summer book, and one of my favorite products is the spray pen. This product is pure “magic” when it comes to filling in a little blank space.

The spray pen is also great in creating watercolor-look backgrounds.  Adding Pearl Paint to the re-inker/water mixture gives the spritz from the spray pen a soft shimmer. Use two different colors to make your image come alive. First, mix the concoctions. I like to use re-inker to about the second line from the bottom of the pen.  Then add water and two pea-sized drops of Pearl Paint. Shake to mix ingredients together.  At a slight angle, spray the stamp image with one color and then stamp on your paper. (Hint: the farther away you are from the stamp image when you spray, the finer your mist will be on the stamp.)

Next, at a slightly different angle, spray the stamp image with a second color, then stamp directly over the first stamped image or double stamp the image for a great two tone effect.  Quick, easy, and versatile, the spray pen is a great tool to have. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of uses for it, even with all the new Autumn/Winter products…you won’t have to wait much longer to find out!"

Jeanette Lynton

CTMH's spray pen is one of the easiest ways to customize your creations.  I love making coordinating chipboard pieces with the spray pen and a matching re-inker.  It's fast and simple to create texture and dimension with 2 or 3 ink tones and some Pearl Paint.  Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy!

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