Mists & Sprays 101

Mists and Sprays are definitely one of my most used scrapbooking items/tools. I also have quite a few different brands & quite a few colors of each brand (I’m so lying I have way to much!). But I really do use them a lot which is always a good sign. I do get this question quite a bit because some people don’t want to invest in all the different sprays, they would rather stick to one and build a collection off that one brand. Since I’m that one shopper who has to have everything, I am here to help! I made a lovely informational video below which shows me spray the mists and talk about each one (for some odd reason the end got cut off). Below the video I have some written info so make sure to scroll down even more!

Tattered Angels :: Tattered Angels basically started the spray mist. They started off with the plain glimmer mist which was a huge hit but have blossomed into multiple other scrapbooking products. I love there mist because it comes in a variety of colors, its quality is amazing and i just plain love it. The original glimmer mist is somewhat transparent but now they have a chalkboard mist which is more opaque. They also came out with glimmer glaze & glimmer glam which are basically chunky and fine glitter paints.
Lindy Stamp Gang :: Lindy Stamp Gang has released an affordable and quality product that is wonderful for mixed media and scrapbooking. The moon shadow mists are walnut based inks (brown vintage) with a colored glimmer inside which when sprayed produces a shimmery colored brown vintage style mist. The starburst sprays are just like glimmer mist (Glimmer + Fixative). Lastly they have also produced Color Shots & Ink Pots. These little shots of liquid goodness can be used to paint with.

Ranger :: This product is a must! You can spray over any scrapbook paper, flower, embellishment or finished product to receive a beautiful shimmer. This color (heirloom gold) will produce a completely transparent color but have a beautiful brown tone shimmer.
Smooch :: Smooch is a lovely product as well. This product comes packed with glimmer in cute glass tubes. If you are looking for shimmer and shine I would defiantly purchase the large “Vanilla Shimmer” mist. This product is wonderful and can be used in so many different ways.
Studio Calico :: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! If you are looking for a mist w/out and glimmer this is the way to go! This mist comes in a variety of modern and pretty colors. These mists are a bit more opaque than a normal mist and can be paired together so beautifully.

Here is a color chart in which I have sprayed with different types on mists and sprays. The video probably does it more justice but you get the idea.

What is you favorite mist or spray (leave a comment)?


  1. April 16, 2012 / 10:59 pm

    Thank you for explaining about the different types of mist! It help alot! My favorite is Donna Salzar and Tattered Angels!

  2. April 16, 2012 / 11:12 pm

    What a great video to help people that don’t have much experience with these mists! It’s also fun to try to mix up your own. Now, can you explain the difference between Opaque and transparent to me, lol?!!!!!! You’re so great with all of this–you are going to go so far in life, Drew!

  3. April 16, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    Thanks a bunch!
    Opaque = more bold, you cannot see through it such as milk,
    Transparent = see through, usually lighter such as water

  4. Anonymous
    April 16, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    Hey Drew, thanks for this. I don’t own that many sprays because I haven’t been all that impressed. I don’t do cards (anymore) I do mixed media art. What I’d like to know is are any of these, or other brands permanent? ie won’t react when anything wet is applied on top? Thanks!

    ellecee2010 at gmail dot com

  5. April 17, 2012 / 12:01 am

    Great tutorial Drew! Love seeing the different brands and how they work. Can you give a brief explanation of how to get the bigger dotted look from a spray rather than the full mist? Do you take the sprayhead out and flick it at the paper? I’ve tried and it doesn’t work well for me. Any tips?

  6. April 17, 2012 / 12:14 am

    @Marina –
    I would stick a paintbrush in the bottle of mist and splatter it that way. It normally gives larger splatters 🙂 Hopefully that helps

    @Anonymous –
    I would go with the studio calico. I havent had a problem with it coming off after heat setting 🙂

    Hope that helps

  7. April 17, 2012 / 12:32 am

    I just love this post and I’m glad you did it because sprays are my favorites as well and I have them all!! You have to try the Dylusion Ink sprays by Ranger. Please check it out on YouTube and see the loveliness!

  8. April 17, 2012 / 12:35 am

    Hi drew im new ro ypur blog but i do follow you on youtube my fav has got to be my own if you have not seen them pop over to my channel and have a look tell me what you think emz xx youtube emily280881

  9. April 17, 2012 / 1:56 am

    I have not tried all the sprays you mentioned, but I have tried SMOOCH and REALLY like it. I also really like making my own with Re-INKER, Perfect Pearls, or shimmering paint and water.

    Great review and video!

  10. April 17, 2012 / 2:14 am

    I can’t answer your question because I do not own any sprays! Yes, I just said that, hanging my head in shame. After watching your video, though I think I will start with Mr. Huey. I think I would like it because it has no shimmer….I think.

  11. April 17, 2012 / 2:34 am

    @Jeana – Good choice! Its very universal

  12. April 17, 2012 / 3:57 am

    I just started using sprays too… I use some sprays by handcrafted by edith (youtube channel cocolulubub)they are called 10/25 sprays I really like them. I can send you some if you would like to try them.

  13. Anonymous
    April 17, 2012 / 4:30 am

    So far I’ve only tried the TA Glimmer Mists and a few of the Oct Afternoon Sprinklers. I think I like the non-glittery Sprinklers the best. I would like to get a few of the Mister Hueys to try also. Oh, and I have an older Tsukineko Spray Walnut ink that I haven’t used in a long time, but if I remember, it sprayed really well and left a matte color, no shine. Thanks for posting this information Drew. Maria

  14. April 17, 2012 / 5:01 am

    thanks a ton for doing this video!!!!! its so hard to tell the difference when going site to site/ store to store and reading the narrative. picts are worth a thousand words.

  15. April 17, 2012 / 5:28 am

    I was so stoked to see this video!! I always wished someone would go through the diff. ones. I am addicted to Mr Hueys. Never really spray…love the splattered look. Thanks!

  16. April 17, 2012 / 6:35 am

    Thanks Drew for the heads up on different sprays,but I’ve got to say Ranger Gold is my most favorite.I go thru so much of it you would think I’m drinking it,lol.Love the new look!

  17. April 17, 2012 / 7:49 am

    I love these. I have one, which was gifted to me over the holiday’s.

  18. April 17, 2012 / 8:03 am

    I have to confess that I only have one bottle of glimmer mist. I make my own glimmer sprays but would love to try the lindy stamp gang products ! Thank you for this post which is instructive !

  19. April 17, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    Thanks for the informative video. I’m new to scrapping and not familiar with the Studio Calico sprays. Makes me want to get some! Very nice photos by the way. They look very professional!

  20. April 17, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    Great video! I absolutely love mists, unfortunately they seem to be getting more and more expensive 🙁 I haven’t tried the mr. huey’s yet, love the vibrant opaque colors. Ur vid definately makes me want to go buy some now 😛 Currently my fave mist are the LSG starburst sprays. Theyre reasonable in cost and the color’s are vibrant. Loving that your starting a daily vid and blog post. I so look forward to visiting your site daily for inspiration. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and time 🙂

  21. April 17, 2012 / 4:23 pm

    I use both Lindy Stamp Gang and Glimmer Mists. thank you for the instructional video!

  22. April 17, 2012 / 5:30 pm

    Did you try the Ranger Dylusions yet? They are new and I love them!!!

  23. Violet W.
    April 17, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    Thank you for a great comparison video! I’m on a budget so it is very helpful in seeing the differences. I would love to see many more videos like this.

  24. April 17, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    Thanks so much for a great video and lesson in sprays…my fav hands down is Tattered Angels glimmer mist…but I do love Rangers mist to.

  25. Anonymous
    April 17, 2012 / 11:14 pm

    Hi just want to know were you recommend purchasing Mr Huey and Lindy stamp gang? Thanks!

  26. April 18, 2012 / 4:07 am

    Thanks for all this great info, Drew! I too have a vast variety of mists but my true love is Mister Huey and recently I’ve fallen head over heals for Dylusions, too! The colors are just amazing!

  27. April 18, 2012 / 9:56 am

    I Drew, Great video. I actually do not use them much, but I would start using them mainly for the paper flowers that I do. So I have no hint or suggestion to share.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and time. Irene (Portugal)

  28. April 18, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    I don’t use any at all i find it buckles the paper not to my liking…

  29. April 19, 2012 / 2:36 am

    I don’t have a lot of luck with mists but if I had to pick, it would be Lindys. tfs

  30. May 8, 2012 / 5:58 am

    I love using distress reinkers to make my own sprays in mini mister bottles. I also just bought the entire line of Dylusions by Ranger and I am crazy about them. They are nice because they don’t have shimmer and are really bright fun colors. I also have a few Color Wash sprays by Ranger in the Adirondack color line, they are different because they are permanent on fabric if you heat set them. They are super intense colors. Thanks for sharing your video, it was interesting and inspired me to subscribe to your blog and YouTube videos.

  31. Beth
    May 2, 2016 / 7:36 am

    Generally speaking, what is the difference between a mist and a spray? Is it the amount of ink that comes out of the bottle?

    When testing a Perfect Pearls Mist and a Dylusions Ink Spray, less mist came out; the Dylusions had much heavier coverage. The bottles are identical but the hole in the Dylusions nozzle *might* be a tad larger. Is that the only difference in terms of coverage?