LucyAbrams
LucyAbrams says…

Help with how to use mist droppers...

OK, so I have some of the SC mist droppers, but the drops I get are HUGE. As I make cards, I want smaller droplets.
Anyone know how to get the perfect size drop...
I tried with the droppers, the lid of the Huey's bottle, flicking... I just can't do it.

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  1. LucyAbrams
    LucyAbrams says…

    OK, so I have some of the SC mist droppers, but the drops I get are HUGE. As I make cards, I want smaller droplets.
    Anyone know how to get the perfect size drop...
    I tried with the droppers, the lid of the Huey's bottle, flicking... I just can't do it.

    Help would be much appreciated.
    Thank you.

  2. juls2000 (Reward subscriber)
    juls2000 says…

    What about dipping a mechanical pencil tip into the mist and dropping that way or stamping it with the tip of the pencil? Just a thought... I haven't tried it.

  3. Taniesa (Reward subscriber)
    Taniesa says…

    I noticed the same thing Lucy.... I just ended up flicking the spray nozzle cap instead.

  4. debduty (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    debduty says…

    I haven't figured out how to get the drops smaller from the droppers, but I love the way they splatter. I haven't been able to achieve the same look any other way, but I'm no expert! I don't mist very often, but I'd like to play around with it more!

  5. TaraElias (Reward subscriber)
    TaraElias says…

    I've found that squeezing out almost all the mist achieves smaller droplets. It also creates bubbles, so i keep a scrap piece of paper right beside the page I'm dropping on, and if a bubble starts to form, I drop it or pop it on the scrap, so it doesn't mess up my page.

  6. LucyAbrams
    LucyAbrams says…

    Thanks for the help ladies - I'm going to experiment tonight.

  7. pixnglue (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    pixnglue says…

    I'm of no help here! I even watched a live demo of Amy doing here beautiful mist splatters and for the life of me I cannot replicate the look. The smaller dropper Rosalie suggested sound like a good idea, though!

  8. PaperPixie
    PaperPixie says…

    Have you tried dipping a paint brush in then turning it sideways and running your thumb through the bristles? I saw an old Shimelle Laine video where she did that with acrylic paint and it made tiny little splatters. Maybe it would work with mists?

    I just started using them and I just unscrew the top and use it. I either give it a firm downward shake or I turn it sideways and tap it. It seems to work but maybe I am not picky enough!

  9. natalia
    natalia says…

    same here. I'd like to know how to get those small drops too.

  10. Rhonda N
    Rhonda N says…

    Check out Janna Werner's blog(sorry don't know how to link) she has a video showing how she makes all sorts of drops and shapes with Mister Huey's, HS Color Shine and Glimmer Mists.

  11. Kiwifarmer
    Kiwifarmer says…

    If you suck up the mist you want.....then run it all out of the dropper, a little is left in the tube. You can then explosively spurt the drops onto the page....

  12. Magoosangel
    Magoosangel says…

    I just shake it out of the bottom of the normal nozzel. I don't think anything larger than that would be usable to me.

  13. Lisaleray
    Lisaleray says…

    With my paper on the floor outside, I dip the tip of my brush in the paint {watered down paint, mist, water coloured paints work best} and flick the brush up and down, like a wand kinda thing.

  14. Jil (Reward subscriber)
    Jil says…

    Playing around and practicing does help. It's pretty much just technique and getting used to what effects come from different ways of flicking and such. I also recommend the recent Janna Werner video on her blog. I like the dropper, but I agree with those of you who suggest that you use just a bit of ink at a time.

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