This card is one of the projects in the Tom Mielko Project Book and CD – so I won’t go into the nitty gritty of creating it, but I thought it would give me an opportunity to talk about the Cosmic Shimmer range. It’s a massively popular range of spray misters that come in a myriad of colours – all of them super wonderful.
For those of you that are already converts – you might want to look away and skip the rest of the blog! However there are so many people that are afraid of this product – not sure what it does, not sure how to use it – that I thought this was an ideal opportunity to hold forth!
The first thing to know is that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ with the end result of your playtime. The joy of the misters is that it’s quite impossible to replicate the same thing twice – every piece you make will be unique – which can be a tad frustrating when you create a really special one!
I usually place a sheet of newspaper (tabloid size is quite big enough) onto my kitchen or craft table as this protects the surface from over-enthusiastic misting! Choose around three of the colours, one of which I would recommend to be a metallic. Lightly mist one colour after another and between each stand back and look. When you feel you have misted enough colour then leave it to dry. The piece of card can then be cut up and used in strips, as a large backing piece – or in any other imaginative ways you care to think of.
Play and have fun – and you will create a piece of art that’s unique to you!