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Mini Mister Recipes

I’ve been wanting to scrap some of my pics from my England trip, so I finally got an idea in mind when I saw a PageMaps sketch and 7Gypsies papers.

Once I started, it came together pretty quickly! I used one of my custom Perfect Pearls/Distress Ink recipes, the Sunflower Sparkle/Black Soot one, to spray over the Tim Holtz clock face masks. It matched SO well with the 7Gypsies Paddington paper!

The other clock faces and hands are from Spellbinders – both the die and rubber stamp. I added in some torn white corrugated paper from Marco’s Paper to add more texture and dimension.

Hope you like it!

Scrapbook page

Scrapbook page


7Gypsies paper

Tim Holtz masks

Ranger Mini Mister, Distress reinker and Perfect Pearls

Spellbinders dies and stamps

Tsukineko ink

Brads, trim, border punch, corrugated paper

PageMaps sketch

Yes, I admit it, I have an “IN” for feeling, seeing and using some of the new product coming at CHA. You can actually visit the My Mind’s Eye site to see the upcoming CHA releases, so it’s not a total surprise. The fact that I got to USE it though, makes me feel special. 🙂 Thank you T.

Let’s see, I sprayed the snowflake background paper with a mixture of Dried Marigold/Blush Perfect Pearls/Water from a Mini Mister (see the recipe page for more) and layered a bunch of patterned paper! The title letters were cut from fun foam using a couple different Sizzix alphas, then covered with Glossy Accents and P K Glitz Crystal Glitter. Thanks for looking!

My Mind's Eye, Colorful Christmas

For you! I went to Tim Holtz’ blog and found 5 or 6 recipes there then I created my own to use with the other Distress Reinker colors. I’m really happy with how some of them came out! Experiment and have fun.

How do you create these formulas? Unscrew the top from an empty Mini Mister and squirt in a dropper full of reinker. Add a craft stick with a mounded tip of Perfect Pearls to the mister. Add water about 3/4 way up. Screw the top back on and shake. That’s it! I label mine with a p-touch identifying the reinker and pearls colors. Let the internal chemist in you come out! It’s worth it! Thanks for the inspiration Tim!

Distress Reinker color / Perfect Pearls color

Tattered Rose/Heirloom Gold
Worn Lipstick/Berry Twist
Fired Brick/Rust
Fired Brick/Forever Red
Aged Mahogany/Forever Red
Walnut Stain/Heirloom Gold
Walnut Stain/Perfect Bronze
Walnut Stain/Perfect Copper
Vintage Photo/Turquoise
Frayed Burlap/Blush
Brushed Corduroy/Heirloom Gold
Antique Linen/Plum
Tea Dye/Perfect Gold
Weathered Wood/Pewter
Black Soot/Sunflower Sparkle
Old Paper/Blue Smoke
Scattered Straw/Sunflower Sparkle
Mustard Seed/Perfect Gold
Dried Marigold/Blush
Spiced Marmalade/Perfect Copper
Shabby Shutters/Green Patina
Peeled Paint/Forever Green
Pine Needles/Kiwi
Broken China/Pewter
Faded Jeans/Blue Patina
Faded Jeans/Forever Blue
Milled Lavender/Forever Violet
Dusty Concord/Perfect Pearl



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?