Tuesday, January 15, 2013

To Mist or Not to Mist?

We've all asked that question.  Do I want a little mist on my page or will it be too much?  Once you put it on, you can't take it off.

For this page, I decided mist would be the perfect way to soften all those horizontal lines and boxes purposely placed to reinforce my 'parallel parking' theme.

On last week's Project Life page, I decided the page was too busy for mist.  How did I decide?  The video shows my new trick of using mist splattered transparency film.

One caution:  liquids on transparency can take a long time to dry so be careful you don't tip the transparency over on your project or lay something on top of the transparency before it is dry.  

Watch at YouTube

Now for today's page, I think the journaling explains it best:

My husband is a wonderful parallel parker.  I, on the other hand, am not.  Actually, I’m not a good parker at all.  In my perfect world, all spaces would be wide pull throughs.  Reverse would rarely be used.  So when driving in a downtown area, I’m typically on the lookout for parking garage unless I get really lucky and there are many free streets spaces all in a row like this December evening in Asheville.  That is when I, too, can parallel park.

I used several of the papers from Artfuldelight's October kit which are from the My Mind's Eye Sweetest Thing collection.  I also built my embellishment areas from stickers and a Fisker's stamp creating a little van embossed in silver on Bravo Burgundy cardstock.  It is exactly the color of my van when it is clean - which right now, it definitely isn't.  

To help me out, Lenny has installed a backup camera!  I'm so excited.   When I bought my van in 2012, a backup camera wasn't available from Honda unless you upgraded two models and paid extra.  Now I think they are standard in all models.  I'm very pleased as this is a much needed safety feature on all vehicles.

Ooh, I almost forgot.  This page is also for Two Peas '8 things' challenge to use 8 different elements on your page.  My 8 are:  cardstock, pattern paper, wood veneer, a stamp, stickers, mini brads, washi tape and thickers.

Thanks for watching today!  My project life page is in progress and I'll have it up tomorrow or Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the mist adds a perfect little touch. I agonize over whether to use it or not, too. And I can't remember the last time I parallel parked!


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