Hey y'all! It's Stephanie here with my very first tutorial! I am so excited to share something I'm very passionate about...doilies. Yes, you heard me right. Doilies. I am doily obsessed and have a huge collection! I have paper doilies, plastic doilies, and crocheted doilies. I am always adding to my collection too. I am clearly a granny in a 34 year old's body.
Today I'm going to talk about something I love to use my doilies for...misting with Mister Huey's.
A wide selection of doilies work well as masks, and here are a few of my favorites. The plastic (aqua and cream) doilies are vintage and can be found in junk/antique type shops. The white paper doilies were found in the baking sections of grocery stores and craft supply stores. The yellow and pink doilies were Easter themed doilies that I found at the Dollar General.
Today I want to share my favorite ways to use doilies and Mister Huey's together. It's a match made in heaven! And this is coming from a girl that not too long ago had NEVER had any desire to try misting.
I have doilies as masks on many layouts, but the most recent is my glorious layout from my field guide gallery. Field Guide is still for sale here!
I think the reason I like this layout so much is that the Calico Shine Mister Huey's on the dark cardstock is just so subtle, shimmery, and pretty.
For this layout I placed a large circular paper doily on cardstock and misted it with Calico Shine. I misted pretty freely here, not caring that there were larger splotches and uneven spots.
The final result is hard to relate in photos, but it is shimmery and elegant. There is plenty of room on the design to add photos and embellishments in the center of the doily. Voilà!
For this next misted background, I used my vintage plastic doilies and a bright white background. Please note that I placed them a bit off of the sides of the page. I chose to use the Cameo Mister Huey's here.
I decided to mist the center of the doilies a bit heavier so that they would pop more than the rest of the design.
The final result is, honestly, my favorite of the three designs I did for this tutorial. I can't wait to use it! I love the Cameo on the background. So pretty.
For this last background, take medium sized circle shaped paper doilies and cut them in half.
I chose to use Dewey Mister Huey's on a cream/light brown background. Take three of the half doilies and place them around the perimeter of the cardstock. One to the bottom left, One to the upper right, and one in the upper left corner.
I lightly misted the doilies with the Dewey mist. On this page, I decided to lightly mist the doilies only, not extending the mist to the middle of the page, except for a few splatters here and there.
The final result is soft and feminine and subtle. You could certainly mist heavier here, but I wanted a light effect.
So there you have it! Three different ways to use doilies as masks on your layouts. I honestly could have shared a million more ways, but I had to stop myself. :)
I really hope you are inspired to try this technique soon. And if you do try, please share your links here. I would LOVE to see!
Have a beautiful,blessed day!