Monday, January 24, 2011

CTMH New Spray Pen

One of the new products in Close To My Heart's Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book is the Spray Pen (mister). Now you can make your own spray mists to co-ordinate with the rest of your CTMH products with just water and reinker, or add a little Create-A-Shade Pearl paint to give you some shimmer.

Spray randomly on your scrapbook page or card where you want colour, or use stencils, die-cuts, chipboard or things around the house (lace, wire mesh etc.) to create a pattern. The possibilites are endless.

Please note:

1. Fill the pen to the seventh line with water (some people use 70% isopropyl alcohol instead of water because it dries faster - I found the water worked just fine and the dry time was minimal), add re-inker to the ninth line, then add 3 - 5 pea sized drops of Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint (if the nozzle clogs use less paint) - shake well and you are ready to go.

2. I put a couple of small beads in the spray pen to help mix

3. It is best to hold the pen at least 8 inches away from your paper, this can cause some overspray so you may want to place your work in a cardboard box to protect your work area. I sprayed the first couple of sprays against the side of the box to make sure it was spraying evenly before I sprayed my artwork.

4. Especially when using paint in your mix, remove the nozzle from your pen when you are done, stick the end of the tube in water and pump until all of the re-inker/paint mix is cleared from the tube and nozzle (be sure to aim the spray into the water and not the wall), put the nozzle back in the pen and put the cap on. This will prevent the nozzle from clogging.

 Here is a quick card that I put together today to try out this new spray pen. I used Sweet Leaf re-inker to spray the base of my card. Although it doesn't show up very well in the picture, it gave a soft shimmery green to the background.

Supplies - All products are CTMH- card size is 3 1/2" x 8"

Paper - Miracle Level 2 Paper Pack (New)
Stamps - Bohemian Alphabet E1019 (New)
Inks - Bamboo Exclusives Ink Pad, Crystal Blue Exclusives Ink Pad, Sweet Leaf Re-Inker, Create-A-Shade Pearl paint
Accessories - Crystal Blue brads, Sweet Leaf RicRac, Irresistibles - Miracle, Spray pen, 3D foam

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