Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Spritz and gauze

One of my favorite non-scrapbooking products to use on my layouts is gauze.  Shimmerz products work perfectly to add vibrant color to the gauze.  I use either standard first aid gauze or cheesecloth material (I found some cheesecloth-like material at a local specialty fabric/upholstery store).  Here's a page I made with using Shimmerz-colored gauze:

I used Tickle-Me-Turquoise Shimmerz on the background and Sapphire and Sea Foam Spritz on the gauze to create the ethereal-looking background here:

Here's a little tutorial:

1. First prepare your background. Start with a piece of heavy cardboard and coat it with gesso:
2. Once the gesso is dry, brush/spray on Shimmerz paints and Spritz:
3. Spray your gauze or mesh with Spritz (I used Sapphire on some areas and Sea Foam on the others).  I like to spray on waxed paper so that I can mop up every last drop of the Spritz:

4. Once the gauze is dry, adhere it to your cardboard with Mod Podge:
And there you go!!


LollyChops said...

I really love this technique and have been dying to give it a try!!!! I am off to raid the first aid cabinet!!!!!!

Taj White said...

stunning technique. Love the effect and the shimmerz just pops off this layout! Beautiful work!

Jocelyn said...

Fabulous....just Fabulous...Love it and the colors are STUNNING!!!

Jill said...

What a great way to use mesh! It has such a lovely oceanic feel.

Christie Bryant said...

Oh my gracious! This is so fabulous and very, very creative! I LOVE it!

Angela W said...

That is so awesome! I would never had thought to use gauze! Thanks for sharing!

Stac said...

Totally awesome tutorial. The technique is sooooo fun and gives a great result. LOVE IT!!!