Sunday 17 September 2017

The best way to create a back ground.... by Tracey Campbell

Hello Colour Blasters. Let me share with you my favourite and I think the best way to create a fun and simple background with Colour Blast. Grab a 12 x 12 container (I use the lid of a 12 x 12 paper holder) and sprinkle a very tiny amount of Colour Shimmer Dust into the container. Three tips for when you first use Shimmer Dust; 1. a little goes a long, 2. use a soft brush to pick it up and tap affine amount over your cardstock and 3. it is addictive!! The Colour Shimmer Dust Colours that I have used for this background are Lollipop and Sunflower. Activate the Colour Shimmer Dust with water.
 As I was creating a background I used a good amount of water. I was being very careful not to over drench the container as I the two different colours to have their own distinct colour and not blend to make too much orange.
 Once I had activate all the Colour Shimmer Dust I placed a 12 x 12 pieced of cardstock on to it and patted it down.
 Once I had made sure that all the cardstock had touched the container I carefully took it out of the container and turned it over.
 I love, love, love the softness to how it turned out and the movement of the Colour Shimmer Dust across the page as it blends together. As my title said this is the best way ever to create a background. See that little bit of blue on the left hand side of the page - that is a tiny speck of Navy Colour Shimmer Dust left on my brush from a previous project. This stuff really does go a long way and if you are a messy scrapper like me you will find it adds interest to all your creations. :) Tip 4. clean up after each project!
 Once the background it dry use some Heavy White Gesso through a stencil to create some texture.
 Then for more colour I used a finer stencil and spread some of the Envy Colour Paste through it. Layering up Colour Blast Products through stencils is a wonderful way to create interest and texture on your projects.
 One of my favourite things in the world to do is flick paint or sprays around, I love the messy look. I don't think that a layout is complete without some random splats of tiny dots. I knew at this stage that I wanted to little bit of journaling on this page in black pen so I used Roadbase Colour Spray to link the black into the layout.
 To finish of the layout I just added photos, journaling, fussy cut flowers from a patterned paper, a few label stickers and some puffy heart stickers.
Well what do you think? Is it the best way to create a background? I certainly think it is....well it is close to being the best..... any background created with Colour Blast is the best!!!
Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see how another member of the Colour Blast Design Team can inspire you.