Saturday, 3 December 2016

Enjoy the Journey by Danielle Vertigan

Mediums have taken over in my Scrapbooking.....
How about yours?
I work a lot with minimal embellishments and just add paper kits.
This finishes off my pages nicely letting my mediums set the scene on my page.
But like many of you I have an abundance of patterned papers.
They are clogging up my cupboards with most purchased many years ago.
So how do you blend the old with the new??
I chose to work with Steel Colour Paste.
The intensity as it dries is just what I was after to get the depth of colour.
Colour Shimmer Spray in Rose Petal also married nicely.
Starting with white cardstock I inset a smaller square with my patterned paper.
Using a stencil the Paste was applied working in from the edges creating a border.
I started first working from the corner.
and made my way around the page.
This particular stencil was actually a tree but the way its been used is more like a vine.
Stencils can be adapted if we flip them and think of other ways to use them.

Once the Paste was dry I set to work with the Colour Shimmer Spray.
Concentrating on the areas where Paste has been applied I spritzed the edges again turning
my page so I was working from the outer edge in.
As you can see its not the most fashionable paper but just wait....

Using a gel pen and freehand I created a double lined border around my inner sheet.
This was finished with a few crosses and a bow.
My bow has ended up upside down.
Don't forget to keep an eye on which way is up and not confuse that part like I did.

The frame pictured above was a die cut from a just add paper kit.
I roughly applied the Colour Paste using simply my finger and set aside to dry.
The next step was to heavily spritz the frame using the Rose Petal Colour Shimmer Spray.
This I dried with the heat gun. You can see from the image there has been some bubbling of the paste.
This is from heating the dried Paste.
It has added another element of texture to the page.
The result is quite unique and a favourite of mine.

I continued to layer my pieces and I think the old has been brought into the new.
A little black ink around the edges making it slightly heavier where my vines enter
finishes this layout off nicely.

So when you get into your next project this weekend don't look paste those old papers.
Get them out and bring them into the new.....
Colour Blast can take you anywhere....

Happy Scrapping

Friday, 2 December 2016

Beach fun Layout by Anita Bownds

Hi there,
Anita here with you today sharing a layout and process video

Each year we have gone to the beach on Christmas 
So with this layout I kept it clean and simple I started off with my white cardstock 
Adding a bit of patterned paper behind my cardstock and machine stitching around the border

Here is my video 

Then using a kaisercraft stencil snowflake I applied 
 Colour Shimmer Dust in Peacock
to some impasto and to lighten it I added some 
Snow White Colour Paste

And here are some close ups of my layout 


You can see the shine from the Peacock Dust and the Snow White 


I made a little shaker for my layout with a transparency,glitter and sequins 


My colors I chose for the layout was gold, white, grey and blue 


I love the letter stickers with the gold lines


Thanks for stopping by, until next time


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Relax by Suzy Loudon

 Welcome back to the Colour Blast Blog. 
Today I'm sharing a male page of one of my boys.

To begin my page I smeared some white Gesso around my page with my pallet knife.

Once dry I applied Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste through a stencil.

I then used the Steel Colour Paste through another stencil.

Whilst waiting for it all to dry I mixed up some Polar Colour Mica Powder with some water. I added a small drop of liquid glue to act as a binder, mixing well.

 Instead of spraying my Colour Sprays (I used Sapphire & Rainforest)I twisted the caps off my bottles & either used a dropper or the base of the spray squirter to add colour onto my page. I also used a water spray to thin/lighten the intense colour. I added the Polar Mica mix with a paint brush.

I added some splashed in Love Colour Spray to the background.

Next I focused on my chipboard elements. For my chevrons I first sprayed them with Sapphire Colour Spray. I then mixed some of the Sapphire Spray with some Mod Podge sealer.Using a paint brush I dabbed it on in varying thickness.
Once dry I brushed on some areas (not covering the entire piece) of the remaining Polar Mica mix. 

Leaving to dry overnight so it was completely dry before I stamped using a script stamp & Stazon black ink.

A quick spray of some chipboard using Road Base Colour Spray.

To do my title I grabbed some old letters. To cover the funky polka dots I covered my letters in Stazon ink first before embossing them with Colour Embossing Powder in Dusty Charcoal.

I got this really cool bumpy watery effect on the letters. I'm not sure if it's from the Stazon under the embossing liquid or from the hot humid day we were having when I did it, or a combination of both...but I love the effect.

To liven up my arrows I glued some glitter on 2, glued some glass beads on another 2. Then dabbed some texture paste on the last.

Once dry I used the inside tube thing to drip the colour onto my embellishments. I did about 3 coats using Love, Sapphire & Road Base Colour Sprays.

I added my elements and a few others to complete my page.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

"Presence of Wonder" Art Journal by Michelle Logan

Hey Colour Blast fans, 
Michelle back with my latest Art Journal Page playing with loads of Colour Blast goodies!
So with out further Hoo Ha here is the page:

So here is a step by step how I created it:

Glue down tissue with Gel Medium. I have used an old sewing pattern. Once dry I added a wash of white Gesso making the  black lines recede into the background.


Once dry I splashed around some colour using the vibrant  Colour Sprays. I started with the lighter colours then moving progressively darker. I added water between colours to move the splashes around creating a water colour effect. The colours I used are Saffron, Sunset, Bubblegum and Grape.


Move the page around creating "drippage" and merging colours to get some interesting merging puddles of colour.

 Once dry I wanted to add a little shine to the page so I sprayed with Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling. It adds a wonderful subtle shine!

Next it is time for my favourite Colour Paste, Bling, used through a stencil along the edges of the page.


You can see all that wonderful shimmer that the Bling Shimmer Spray gives!

Once dry, I added some stamped images using archival ink across the page. 

I added strips of old book paper to add a little dimension.

Adding the finishing touches, torn washi tape,  a small quote strip, stamped small butterflies to flutter across the double page and a large Butterfly Silhouette.

 And that my friends is it, Art Journal Page done and dusted!
 A very simple quick and easy process, why not give it a go? 
Here are a few detailed shots for you all. 



Thanks so much for dropping by, stay tuned for more fab inspiration from the rest of the talented Colour Blast Team! 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Design Team Call Out for 2017

Do you have what we are looking for?

Passion for mixed media?
Strong social media presence?
Ability to inspire others?
Work well in as a team member?

Would you like to represent Colour Blast?

What are we looking for/team members responsibilities........
1) Creating 2-3 projects per month - showcasing step by step processes, linking projects back to our website
2) Having the skill to create a variety of projects - layouts, cards, off the page projects
3) EXCLUSIVE use of Colour Blast products to create projects for Colour Blast, personal projects and other design team commitments
4) Ask prior to applying for other design teams - due to the possible conflict with other brands
5) Use minimal embellishments and papers when creating projects for Colour Blast
6) Take quality photos for blog posts
7) Meet deadlines
8)  Interact on social media and other Creative Groups for Colour Blast answering questions and communicating with customers
9) Promote all design team members posts as well as any other promotions or events being hosted by Colour Blast
10) Voluntary attend trade shows and conduct demonstrations
11) Sign a design team agreement for the term

What you will receive from Colour Blast.........
1) Receive a surplus amount of Colour Blast products
2) Regular exposure on the Colour Blast blog, facebook, and Instagram
3) Be a valued member of an exciting and creative team
4) Discounts on Colour Blast products

1) Email applications to - subject line "Colour Blast Design Team Entry 2017"
2) Full name/address/phone no, email address, 
3) Blog links and links to any other social media you use to display your work
4) Links to any video tutorials you have created
5) List of current design team commitments (including any applications that are pending).
6) Current teaching commitments, if any
7) Summary as to WHY you believe you are the right applicant for this position and what you love about Colour Blast products
8) Submit 3 projects that show case use of mixed media products including use of paints, sprays, embossing powders and other mediums

Applications are open to Australian residents ONLY.

Term commences 1 February 2017 for 6 months.

Applications close midnight 
Friday 9th December 2016.

The successful applicant ONLY will be notified.  
A public announcement will be made on our facebook page.