I love using spray inks on my backgrounds, and lately I find I have been reaching for them more that patterned papers. The more I use them, the more versatile I realise they are. Misting and spraying are options, yes, but once I started thinking od them as a general art medium, I got so many more uses out of them. (In fact I need to restock my stash now!)
Here are four ways I've used them recently.
1. Classic misting
On this background, I used my watercolour crayons to fill in some shapes, and then spritzed with coordinating inks.
To create the circle element, I placed a paper plate on my page, then dipped a small paintbrush into the inks to draw around.
To create these stripes, I used a foam brush and painted two colours of ink across the cardstock
I created all this polka-dotty goodness by using a pencil eraser as a stamp!
As you can see mists are so versatile. Simply think of them as paint or regular ink, and use them that way too. Plus they are less messy when not sprayed!