Hi everyone! It's Waleska with the insider tip of the week. I want to show you how to make a polka dot background like the one in my Hula Hooping layout in the Into the Woods gallery.
This is what you'll need:
Supplies: Studio Calico Mister Huey's: Classic White, Orchard, Clover and Bonny Blue; Kraft cardstock; a plain piece of paper; ruler; mask and paper trimmer
I used two templates for this. One that I made myself (a 4x6 rectangle to define the area) + an old polka dot Heidi Swapp mask. If you don't have a mask you can create your own with punches, a die cut machine or even your craft knife!
Once I decided the shape and size I just measured, traced and cut it out with my paper trimmer.
I placed the first template on top of the Kraft cardstock, put them inside my misting box and sprayed with Mister Huey's Calico White. I wanted a subtle background so I only sprayed a few times across.
Once it was dry (you can use your heat tool to speed up the process), I placed the polka dot mask on top and sprayed with Mister Huey's Orchard (left), Clover (middle) and Bonny Blue (right).
Once again, I sprayed just a couple of time and at a close range to make sure the colors didn't blend too much.
I used a paper towel to soak up the excess ink and removed the templates... and this is what you get! A pretty, colorful misted background.
I hope you give this a try. Please let me know if you have any questions and I can't wait to see what you all come up with!