This page went up on the blog back in March, and I had a few questions about how I did the border. I love the look of the masked off circles, but wanted it to be a bit more free, so I allowed for some overspray alongside my masks. I love the extra color that it adds to my background! Here's a step by step of how to recreate the look, as well as a variation on the technique.
I started by gathering the mists I wanted to use. I went with a collection of blues and greens - Mister Huey's Clover, Pickle, Bonny Blue and Bluegrass. I love how they compliment each other and knew that the colors would layer nicely when I misted.
I created a mask by using a pinked circle punch on a spare piece of cardstock. I started by masking off a circle in the center of my border, so I could be sure my border would be evenly spaced. I held my mist about four inches away and sprayed directly at the mask, and then moved it so that I was ready to spray my next circle.
On my "yum" page, I made sure to keep the area to either side of my circle masked off so that I had a clean border running the entire length of the page. For my "in a tree" page, I just used the smaller mask for a different effect.
When you use a smaller mask, the overspray fills the border area - I love that there are darker and lighter areas where the mist colors overlap. This variation works best with shades of mist that are similar. To finish the page, I pulled together a variety of pieces from State Fair and Countryside that follow the same blue/green color scheme.
Supplies: patterned paper - Countryside Besty, Countryside Wildflower, Countryside County Line, State Fair Midway, Sassafras ; stickers - green Addy alphabet, Countryside labels ; veneer - buttons, butterflies ; tag - State Fair die cut tags ; mist - Mister Huey's Pickle, Clover, Bluegrass and Bonny Blue ; punch - Martha Stewart ; other - Hambly overlay and washi tape, Tiny Attacher