Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kaisercraft Tuesday Tip - Colouring Mediums with Kaisermists

Hi Everyone,

I have the Tuesday Tip for this week at Kaisercraft, and today and I am going to share a technique using the delicious new Kaisermists!

I love my Kaisermists and use them on my creations all the time, they come in 10 gorgeous colours and have a beautiful shimmer to them.  Today I am going to show you how to use your mists to make your own coloured mediums.  Because Kaisermists have intense colour pigment in them, they mix beautifully with gel mediums to create your own vibrant textured mediums.

Here is a sample created by mixing the Glitter Bead Gel Medium, Gel Medium and Clear Crackle Medium with the Lime Kaisermist... don't they look fabulous!!

You can also use white-based mediums like Modelling Paste and Gesso, but will get more of a pastel shade.  You do need a bit more mist than used with Gel Mediums to achieve good colour results   Just have a play around and experiment by adding colour a little at a time, until you have achieved your desired shade.

Here is a sample of  Kaisermists mixed with white-based mediums and different coloured mists.  The White Opaque Flakes Medium has white flakes but is gel-based so you can see the colour is more intense.

To colour the crackle medium, I placed enough of the medium for my project on a craft sheet and added a little of the mist.  You want to make sure you have enough mixed for your project, as unless you use the exact same amounts of medium to mist ratio, you may not be able to replicate the colour.

 I then mixed with a palette knife until all the mist is blended through.   How easy is that!!

 Here is a little canvas I created using some Crackle Medium mixed with Orange Kaisermist and Glitter Bead Gel Medium mixed with Yellow Kaisermist.

Kaisercraft Product:  Fiesta Collection - PP971 Paper Pad, SS284 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CM130 Sunny Siesta 3x4" Captured Moments Cards. CM330 Sunny Siesta 4x6"  Captured Moments Cards, Kaisermist - KM Orange, KM  Yellow, KM Pink, T621 Template Damask Quarters
Other Product:  canvas, sequins, doily, thread, corner punch

 I applied the orange crackle and left overnight to dry.  The medium does dry darker.  I then applied the Yellow Glitter Bead Gel Medium with the Damask Quarters Template.  

Once dry, I sprayed the canvas with water around the masked area and applied Pink Kaisermist mixed with a touch of Red Kaisermist with a brush for a watercolour effect.

I embellished the canvas with Paper, Stickers and Captured Moments Cards from the "Fiesta" Collection.

Hope you enjoyed my tip and have fun creating your own mediums.
Thanks so much for stopping by :)



  1. Great tutorial, Cathy! Thank you for sharing this. You've made a gorgeous canvas here :)

  2. Wow, your background work looks amazing! I love all the colours and glitters! Such a gorgeous canvas!

  3. Looks fabulous - those sprays certainly are full of pigment....that crackle effect looks fabulous....LOVE your finished canvas:):)

  4. Brilliant tips for wonderful colour! Love your canvas too!

  5. Fantastic techniques Cathy.TFS