Thursday, September 29, 2011

Art {Journaling} Spray Ink

**Please note: To see today's {Faith Journaling} prompt, please see my post here or scroll down. :)

Happy Thursday everyone! Unfortunately I don't have a page to share. My creating time is all but "nill" with the puppy and hubby out of the country. But I wanted to share something with you so today I thought we could talk about spray inks.

I saw a post on Two Peas about making your own sprays adding paints and alcohol. Please, don't use alcohol as a mist! It is very dangerous for your lungs! The best thing to do is use pre-mixed products such as:

*Maya Road Mist
*Glimmer Mist
*Smootch Spritz
*Mister Huey's Mist
*Etc., etc., etc.

You can also make your own mist. For art journaling, I LOVE mixing either Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks with water in a spray bottle or Liquitex Acrylic Inks with water in a spray bottle. Both work the same way; both give great results. I also use them on other paper crafting creations (layouts, cards, etc.). You can buy them at Dick Blick online (click on each product name above and you can see them) or Hobby Lobby also sells them both in the art department. Sometimes they go on sale, and if not, you can use a 40% off coupon on them!

To use them as a spray, I put a dropper full in a spray bottle (also purchased from Dick Blick), add a small amount of water depending on how concentrated I want it, and then spritz away! The spray bottles I use have a space to write the name of the color so I always have some of each color pre-mixed.

You can use both of these inks full strength too. I put a few drops in a plastic artist palette and use with a paint brush full strength. I also use the dropper to drop single drops on a gesso'd page then spritz with water on top of the drops. It gives a fun effect!

I hope you enjoy today's post, and again I am sorry I don't have a page to share. I am REALLY missing my creative time! Have a blessed Thursday!


kurlygirl said...

Hi Patter,

I'm new to art journaling and I'm taking Roben-Marie's Mixed Media Mayhem workshop and loving it. I got the Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks to use in the workshop because they were less expensive than the acrylic inks (well, i got a couple of those too). I'm so glad to see this post on them. I hadn't seen anyone else using them yet and I love them! I use them exactly the same ways! Thanks for the info!


Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh wow, I've been hanging on to this box of acyrillic inks forever that I picked up at a sale, not knowing what to do with them.....thanks so much for this post.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Patter. Your post was just what I was looking for. I, too was in BSF. I was born again before I joined BSF, but it was a such a blessing to me. I want to do it again. I'm new to art journaling and I love it. Donna Turner

Barbie Chiu said...

I was so impressed with your post and i want to see more of your write ups .Please keep posting. You can also visit my site. Thank you.

Journaler said...

Great ideas. Are the sprays made with ink water soluble when dry?

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