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6 ways to use your mini mister a great little tool for artist and crafters alike.

Did you know that this simple #MINI MISTER is a super tool to keep in your art supply stash?

So do you have this or have you seen this simple mini mister and wondered now what can I do with this little thing? I bought my first one years ago and it sat in my art stash untouched for years.

imagesThen one day when trying to create a tiny “#splash”of color on a project this little guy popped in my head. I mixed a bit of acrylic paint and watered to thin and started squirting. Next thing I knew I had to order more.

Now I have a little arsenal of #mini spritzers ready and filled to help me at the push of the pump. LOL

A few more Ways to use your MINI SPRITZER 

It’s perfect to use with water or your favorite craft mediums for interesting techniques. How about fill them with water and water-based products–dye inks, reinkers, resist inks, #rubber stamp cleaners.

Perfect for carrying them to crops, art retreats, clay days, or just taking up a lot less space on you already full work surface.

#Polymer Clay artist can fill this fine mist spray bottle with water or other releasing agents like “armor all” and spray it on rubber stamps and texture plates for use as a release agent. Use it for keeping metal clay moist while working.

How about adding a stippled effect on polymer clay cured or uncured, paper or other mixed mediums. You can fill it with diluted acrylic paints to create a stippled effect.

I have one that holds my blending solution and extender solution so when I am working with #alcohol inks. I can add a light mist to my project to help me control the flow of the ink without over-saturating the project.

Let me count the ways….                                                                                                      I have several of these labeled and on hand for all sorts of projects.                       So just open your mind and think of the many ways you can entice your mini spritzer to help you create!

 

You can find these and many other specialty tools and other polymer clay-friendly supplies at Linda’s Art Spot.

Making miniature polymer clay bowls.

Polymer clay bowls using a variety of forms like these mini bowl forms or these small and  medium bowls.

Mini bowl by Linda Prais

Mini bowl by Linda Prais

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Miniature bowl by Linda Prais

miniature footed bowls by Linda Prais

miniature footed bowls by Linda Prais

I love making miniature polymer clay bowls and it seems I have tons of idea and techniques I want to try, but before I get to them I end up seeing another cane I want to use and I’m off again.

Miniature coil spring bowl by Linda Prais

Miniature coil spring bowl by Linda Prais

I’ve never taken the time to make a tutorial on how I make them. It was full of trial and error. When Carol Simmons finished making 26 tiny bowls using a lightbulb for a challenge. She was kind enough to post a tutorial on the process she uses.

Retro mini bowl by Linda Prais

Retro mini bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

Although the process she uses in not exactly the same it should get you started on ways to make your own mini bowls. Maybe one day I will get around to photoing my process using laminated sheets.

Here is a sampling of the bowls that Carol made for her challenge, aren’t they gorgeous!

25 bowls by Carol Simmons

25 bowls by Carol Simmons

Be sure to check out the process Carol  uses on Carols blog. 

And as always you can find polymer clay tools and supplies or follow my blog at Linda’s Art Spot

 

Happy Claying !