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9.26.2011

Studio Calico's Mister Huey's Color Mists









{Reported by Wendy Sue Anderson}

To be completely honest, I feel a little under qualified to be reviewing the Mister Huey's Color Mists by Studio Calico.  You see, I am a little behind the trends and believe it or not, this is the very first time I have tried color mists!  So I'm going to be up front and let you know that I have no other experience with which to compare mists - I can only tell you about what happened when I used these.  Okay, now that I have that out of the way...

I received three colors of mist: Custard, Heirloom Blue, and Plum Thumb - aren't they pretty together?



I also received a bottle of Calico Shine.

What I liked:
  • the bottle size -  1 ounce - perfect for storing and easy to handle (not big and heavy like spray paint cans)
  • so many pretty colors to choose from
  • lots of options for use - spraying, dripping, painting, etc.
What I disliked:
  • the caps leaked on two of my bottles...not sure if this is common or not since this was my first time using them
What I made:

I made two projects  to share today.  Here's some more detail about each of them:


Fly



I used the color mists in two different ways on this page.  First of all I used butterflies as masks on the top of the page.


I also used the color mist to change the fabric letters.


Supplies:  Mister Huey's Color Mists - Heirloom Blue and Custard (Studio Calico); Cardstock (American Crafts); Patterned Papers (Cosmo Cricket, Social Club Collection), Chipboard/Fabric letters (American Crafts); Buttons (Cosmo Cricket); Stickers (Cosmo Cricket)

Thanks


On this card, I unscrewed the cap and "dripped" Calico Shine onto my card.


It's really hard to tell in the photo, but I "painted" the chipboard flower with the Calico Shine.  It's pretty and shiny and glossy and fun. :)

Supplies:  Mister Huey's Color Mists - Calico Shine, clear shiny mist (Studio Calico); Solid and Patterned Paper (Cosmo Cricket, Social Club collection); Chipboard flower (Cosmo Cricket); Letter Stickers (Making Memories); Border Punch (EK Success)

Where and How Much:
Product Name: Mister Huey's Color Mists
Manufacturer:  Studio Calico
MSRP: $5.50
Available at:  twopeasinabucket.com, scrapbook.com, *stopandscrap.com

If you simply peruse the various galleries, especially the Studio Calico gallery and blog, you will find many many many ways to use Mister Huey's mists.  I used the mists in the most basic ways, but there are some really fun additional techniques and ideas you can try too.  I'd recommend trying the mists for sure - especially if you like a more "artsy" feel to your pages and projects.  But even if you're a simple scrapbooker like me, you could still enjoy adding a new look and feel to some of your pages!

What do YOU think?

Have you tried Mister Huey's mists?  Do you love them?  Do you have any tips or ideas for other beginners like myself?  I'd love to hear from you!  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday and be entered to win some Studio Calico Mister Hueys!  US residents only.

63 comments:

vegetablog said...

I took a Studio Calico-sponsored misting class at a Creating Keepsakes Convention this past spring. The Mr. Hueys were *really* nice to work with (not that I had much--if any--misting experience... that's why I was taking the class!) But I liked that they didn't have shimmer included in them. And the colors are just gorgeous.

Jill said...

Would love to win some so I can practice a little more. I always have big blogs in the middle of my fine misting and wonder if that is just the way it is or if I have bad sprayers

RAP said...

I haven't tried these. I do have one bottle of gold in a different brand. My tip is to put your project in a box and then spray so you don't make a mess.

Amanda Johnson said...

I LOVE Mister Huey's! I use alot of mists on my layouts, and they are by far the best ones that I have used.

Kelly Massman said...

I have 2 colors that Kim Kesti kindly sent to me! I love them!!!! They've come in handy several times when there was just something missing... Thanks!

DeeDee said...

I'll be totally honest with you... I've only EVER used mists that I've created myself... and so far with prices like $5 and $6 and $7 dollars a bottle for marketed colors.. I'm just happy with my own -- however I'm pretty sure the price point these Mr. Huey's is on the low end -- so I may be giving them a try. the colors sure look fab :)

{VICKI} said...

No I haven't tried them---would love to win some so I could give them a try.

Melanie said...

I have not had a chance to use them.... But I really want too! The colors and shine are fabulous!

Gabrielle said...

I just started using Mr. Huey's mist this summer in June when I attended a scrapbook convention. It is a lot of fun to use. I currently have 2 colors, and I love that stuff!! I don't use it on all of my layouts, but it is definitely fun to play with!
-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Christi said...

i have a few colors and love them!

Andrea said...

I just love the mists! Studio calico has the BEST ones and Iwould like to win some of my own! :)

Cheryl Leong said...

woohoo~~ mister huey's crazy and big fan here~~~~!!!!!

Patchi said...

I'm like you... I haven't jumped on that bandwagon yet either. It's great to hear they are easy to use -- your projects look amazing!

Ellie A. said...

are you kidding me Studio Calico anything and I'm there I'm a HUGE fan of Mr. Huey. Its SO much fun... I only have a few but love I can use them not only just for spraying on my pages but for dying things which is one of my fav. things to do!

serena said...

have never tried these. but it looks like alot of fun. I liked the dripping technique it looks awesome!

Abbey said...

I have tried them. So far, really enjoying them. I even "paint" stamps with them. Actually "mist" with them the least of all the options. Lots of colors and work well together. I often use more than one at a time.

ShellyJ said...

awesome page :) I really love the colors that they come in... and my favorite thing to do with them is to color fabic thickers and naked chipboard shapes!

Angela Nebinger said...

I haven't used any of these mists yet but they are on my wish list for sure!! Love Studio Calico so I'm sure to love these as well.. Thanks for the chance to win some!! YAY

janet said...

Wendy- great review. I too am a little behind the times regarding using mists; so it was nice to hear your take on them too. I hear great things about SC mists- so anxious to try them. Thanks for the chance to win Scrap Review!

CuddlyBunny said...

I love your masked butterfly effect: Ethereal and light.

I'll have to try that with some of my mists (shhh, they're not Mister Huey's). :)

cindy said...

I, to, just started using Mister Huey's and I absolutely love them. I want all of the colors they are so vibrant.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I think they look fabulous!! Mists really add that extra touch!! It's all in the details, and misting is a great something extra to add to make a project even better!!

ShoppingTamii said...

I've tried mists, but not their's yet. I do love the colors they come out with, just need to budget for some ;)

Jenny said...

I love mists & Studio Calico has the best ones! I like to mist cardstock or non busy pattern paper for a little bit of pop!

Scrapalajen said...

I never tried them before and thus would love to win some. Thanks for the chance to win:-)

LouAnn said...

I have never used any mists before and would love to try someday.

Jennifer said...

I would love to win these and finally try out the mists! I love the look but haven't been brave enough to do it yet.

chksngr said...

I love these!!! The thing I like the most is the color saturation...I don't have to get everything really wet with mist to get a good color spray...and their colors are so nice!

Valerie Bishop said...

I mist on almost all of my layouts and I absolutely LOVE mister hueys! They are so easy and fun to use and the colors are so bright and saturated that they easily cover chipboard and show perfectly on your projects! And the white us the best white mist ever! Get some now! I'd love to win some - I can never have enough! Lol

cutiephinphin said...

I've heard so much about Mr Huey. Don't own any yet but will have a few of them quite soon.

Jennifer Cowan said...

I love love love Mister Huey... I have only used SC mists also and am just a beginner but I am sold!

Danielle said...

Love Mister Hueys!!! I have some tattered angels, but they don't compare to the SC one! thanks for the chance
daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the white mist. How cool! I didn't know it came in white. Gotta get that one!

Susan said...

I looooove Mr Huey's! I have a handful of them and orange is my favorite! Once you start using them, it's hard NOT to use them on a layout! thanks for the chance!!!

marla said...

I have seen these mists lots of places and see that they are the latest rage but I havent tried them myself. I would lOVE to win some so I could compare them to the glimmer mist and LIndy stamp gang. I prefer the LIndys over the glimmer mist because the pumps clog on the glimmer mist.

Melissa said...

Love your projects!

Mister Huey's mists are my favorite! Mine has leaked before, but it's not a common thing. You can try taking it off and rinsing it out, or soaking in hot water or all-purpose cleaner. I love them!

Veronica said...

Love your projects. I have not used the mists either! Would love to win some!

RED said...

I would love to try the mists. They look like alot of fun.

Victoria S. said...

Oooh i love how you used the butterfly punches to make a mask! i am def. gonna try this
would love to win some Mister Hueys, love Studio Calico, love Wendy Sue! ♥

Kim M said...

Mists scare me but you make it look so easy. I would love to be able to give them a try, thanks for the chance to win.

Diane S. said...

I don't use the mists very much and would love to have some to try-I am a beginner like you with them! I do love Studio Calico though.

Kathy H. said...

I have not done much with mists but I would love to try some. The calico shine looks like a lot of fun!

Pamk said...

great layout. Love that and thansk for the heads up. I have been wanting to try some mist but havent gotten around to it yet.

Margie said...

I have not gotten the chance to try the Mr Huey's mists yet, but I would love to!!

perezmom said...

Definitely want to try these as I have very little experience with mists.

smyiow said...

I haven't used them either. You did a good job though. Looks like it would be fun to try8)

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Mel said...

I haven't ever used Mister Hueys, but I've been curious. I've used other mists before, and I am starting to really like them! Thanks for the review. Good info.

Jennybean said...

Your projects look awesome.. I haven't done much with misting but would love to try these out!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHH! I would love to try Mister Hueys!!! I have a mister--but it's not that great! I get ink everywhere....and the ink is green! So I always look like I've got monster hands! LOL! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Sandra said...

have not tried them yet, on my wish list!
Sandra ltb

Beth Hallgren said...

Never tried the Mister Huey misters but I do have several other brands. Hoping my LSS will be getting them in!My problem with many types is that they clog up easily.

Melinda said...

I've never tried mists! I'd love to win so I can try it out! Thanks!

TinaM said...

I love the Mister Huey's. Probably could use it more often than I do because it's so versatile.

Rebecca: said...

I don't have ANY of these but would so love to try them out. Love the colors! THanks for the chance!

Cheryl Leong said...

I'm gonna haul 10 bottles of them soon!!! But I don't mind getting the new ones now!!! :)

jen said...

Great review! I love the projects you shared using these! I've never tried Mr. Huey- would LOVE to!! Thanks for the chance!!

Mandi said...

I never used them before. I think I would like to try them since all my projects don't need to shimmer.

Rebecca said...

I already LOVE Mister Huey's--they are my go-to misters for sure. I would love to try the Shine now :)

Scrapamum said...

Absolutely love Mister Hueys!!!! They have the best color.

PamS said...

I tried misting quite a while ago on some chipboard letters. I have never tried to mist on a layout though.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I really like misting and the effect--but I just can't seem to do it right! THANKS for the tutorial!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I have never tried any of their mists so I would love to win so I can give them a try!

Miss Kathy said...

I've never tried these mists either but have heard so much about them. Would love to give them a try.