Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Altered Frame by Tina Connolly

Hi everyone, I thought I'd share my altered frame with you today.  Now unfortunately my computer died so I lost all my progress shots, so I'll just describe what I did.  

I found an old frame and sanded it slightly.  I collected lots of charms, chipboard pieces, broken jewelley, old paint brushes, diecuts, and other found items, which I adhered to the frame using heavy gel medium.  I allowed it to dry completely before covering everything with black Gesso.  

I coloured the frame using Just Blue, Stormy Weather and Deep Water Colour Pastes.

White flowers were sprayed with Deep Water Colour Shimmer Spray and then smeared with Colour Paste and attached to the frame.  The raised edges of the diecuts and metal charms were highlighted using Bling Colour Paste.  Using a lighter colour on the high points creates the illusion of greater depth.

More diecuts were heat embossed using Deep Water Colour  Embossing Powder, then attached using heavy gel medium.

Thanks for visiting today, I hope I've inspired you to get creative.
Happy scrapping,
Tina xx

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

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Colour Blast Cute Cute Cutie by Tracey Campbell

Hello and welcome back to the Colour Blast Blog. For this post I want to share a few ideas on using some of the Colour Blast Products whilst producing a layout that's main focus is the photo.  I have a simple process video on how I created the layout which will show you all the details at the top of the post, so please have a look if you have time.   

 In the mean time I will take you through how I used the Colour Blast Products on my layout.
First I created the back ground by stamping a few hearts on the cardstock with embossing ink and then pouring some of the Colour Embossing Powder - Stormy Weather on to the wet ink. Next pour the excess Colour Embossing Powder back into the pot.
Using a heat gun I heated up the Colour Embossing Powder until it went liquidly and changed colour. The Colour Embossing Powder is a great high quality product which has an awesome amount of colour it in, so that when you emboss with it the colour turns out bold and bright.
After I embossed the hearts onto the background cardstock I messy painted three of the hearts with some Caribbean Colour Spray.
 Next I mixed some of the Bubblegum Colour Spray with some Iridescent Medium and messy painted over the top of two of the embossed hearts (the painted embossed heart is under the word love in the photo below).
I wanted to create a bold smooth finish to the wood veneer so I used a blending tool to spread a thick layer of Colour Paste in Just Blue over the heart. The Colour Paste is a versatile product that is simply delicious to use. Just as a note for you to know, the Colour Paste dries a darker shade than what the wet paste is, so try a little bit first on a bit of scrap so that you know what the colour turns out like.
 I need a contrasting colour for my other wood veneer hearts but did not have the perfect colour for my layout so I created the colour I needed by mixing some of the Bubblegum Colour Spray with some iridescent medium and then simply painted a thick coat over the wood veneer.
For the title I traced around some chipboard letters and then painted with Masking Fluid which I left sit over night to dry. Once dry I painted over the title with Bubblegum Colour Spray mixed with Iridescent Medium. Once dry rub the Masking Fluid off with your finger to show the unpainted white cardstock through. (Have a look at the video above for more detail on using Colour Blast products with Masking Fluid)
The last finishing touch I added using the Colour Blast products was splatters using Road Base Colour Spray over the background cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy my creation and I would love to hear your thoughts.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Marbeling Memories with Amy Prior

Hi there Colour Blast fans! Amy Prior back with you all again today, this time sharing a pretty shabby chic inspired layout using lots of gorgeous Colour Blast products alongside some BoBunny papers, Dusty Attic chipboard and Scrappers Garden flowers. 

Lots of gorgeous details on this layout include the funky marbled pattern background. See below for a quick step-by-step on how I created this effect.

The Dusty Attic Chipboard frame has been covered with some Embossing Paste before a generous sprinkle of Leather, Bling and Snow White Colour Embossing Powders. If you don't like the mottled effect, use just one colour and create an even coat of the powder before melting with your heat tool.

 Lots of beautiful papers and flowers finished this layout off perfectly with some additions of bling as well! Who doesn't love a bit of glitter here and there.

Steps for creating a faux marbled background.

Step 1: Blob various colours of Colour Paste over the top of a stencil, I've used Bling, Leather and Snow White. It is super important that the stencil stays still so stick it down with some Washi Tape to avoid any movement in the stencil.

Step 2: Quickly scrape the colours together but only once up and down then once side to side. If you over work this step you will simply mix the colours together and not get the funky marble pattern detail.

Step 3: Remove the stencil and heat dry that glorious pattern detail. Make sure you clean your stencil quickly also as the Colour Paste dries very quickly.

Well that is it from me today, until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Reasons to be Happy Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hello Lovely Colour Blast Fans, I'm back today to share with you one of my art journal pages I created using the divine Colour Shimmer Dusts and Colour Sprays.

I love the bright bold colours of the colour sprays but for this project, I wanted to tone them down a little so I used the products like water colour paints. So sit back and relax with your morning coffee and let me share with you the process in creating this page.

I started off by putting baking paper behind my page and placed masking tape in the join of my journal to stop any run from the sprays seeping through to other pages.

I then used a stencil and modelling paste in the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner of the page.

Once dried, I placed Carribean and Bubblegum colour sprays into my palette with a small amount of water. I also did the same with Sunflower and Lush shimmer dusts.

I started with Carribean colour spray first and spritzed it with water. I wanted the sprays and dust to mingle together which is why I sprayed water to the colours.

Next I used Bubblegum colour spray and let the colour run into Carribean so that I got a shade a purple.

I did a quick dry and then splattered some Sunflower shimmer dust and again sprayed with water. I used the same technique with Lush shimmer dust.

I kept building the layers of colour until I was happy.

I then added some stenciling with inks and highlighted the flowers with Distress Crayons and blended the crayon in with my aqua brush.

Here I stamped with a script stamp and archival black ink randomly onto the page.

I used a sticker strip for my quote and traced around the edges with my Distress Marker Black Soot.
Below are some close up images of the page.

Thanks for dropping by and be sure to check out my process  below.

Happy Scrappin xx

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Snow Day by Danielle Vertigan

Its been chilly down in Melbourne.
So I decided to mix some Spring Brights and a Winter Snap Shot that needed colour!
I started with some of my favourites!
Bling Colour Paste
Colour Shimmer in
First things First.......
I picked a flowering Stencil and got to it using my Bling Colour Paste.
The intensity of the gold is Amazing
(A must have for any Colour Blast Collection)

Normally I do a lot of these free style and decided to take a more controlled  approach this time around.
Once the texture paste was dry I added water to two sections of my paint palette.  In one of these I added the shimmer colour Lollipop using a spatula. You will need to give this a good mix with the a paint brush. I began adding the watercolour to my layout in the areas I wanted it to feature. Tilting slightly to create drips in the desired areas.
Once I had used all the colour I then mixed my brush into the second water hole. This gave me a diluted colour and enabled me to create another layer of colour. Once I had used up all the second well I flicked my brush to create splatters.
Then repeated this process using Paris.
I was careful to get only minimal overlap in colours.
I wanted to keep them bright.
Using a mixture of the Doily, Washi Tape and Punchinella I was able to add some more texture and this framed the photo perfectly.
You can see how Crisp the splats are in the pics both above and below. I think they give a really nice effect creating there own little feature.
A mix of embellishments finished this off beautifully.

Layered with some twine, my "love" punch and of coarse a Funky Flair!
I'm very grateful for the colour choice when buying her suit!
Its allowed me to put together a really fun layout....
Spring can include our winter brights after all
What will your next project be?
Perhaps you to could pop a little spin on it going outside the box too?
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Till next time