Friday 10 June 2016

Seaside Art Escape by Melissa Struhs

Morning Everyone and Happy us crafty people love a creative weekend. Here's a little more inspiration to kickstart your down time.

My layout today features three gorgeous colour from the Colour Blast range and a combination that I really love together.

A watermark ink was used to stamp a leaf image on a green textured patterned paper. Apple of my Eye colour embossing powder was sprinkled over the wet image. When heat set the effect is a very subtle look. They were fussy cut out later for embellishments.

I have a habit of being really budget conscious when I am searching for titles and often blend sets together to make one of a kind title. There is no better way to make mismatched lettering and embellishments come together than an all over colour change.

I like to choose a similar coloured ink to use underneath my Colour embossing powders...this time it was a lime ink under Apple of my Eye.

And this was a teal ink under the Envy colour embossing powder. You can achieve a really true colour depth by doing this, no need for two coats of powder.

While the embossing powder is still soft after heat embossing, I embedded neutral coloured micro beads. To create some unusual texture, you can slightly heat them....yes, they do melt into the embossing powder.

A few weeks ago, I used paste over joining tape and the look really grew on me. this time I have tried out a layer of light coloured tulle.

A circle / bubble stencil was layered over layers of cardstock, fabric and paper with Stormy Weather colour paste.

On a neutral printed paper, I have tapped "Apple of my Eye" colour shimmer spray on with a long bristle brush for a splattered effect.

Here are a close up pics of the elements all pieced together. When I use giant enlargements, often there is some open space on the image that be used to house and eye catching titles.

You can see that other elements can have the same techniques applied but still help create unique looks.

All of the these great products can be found on the Colour Blast Website.

The Colour Blast team are hard at work at Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Brisbane beginning today and continuing over the weekend. We would love for you to drop by the stand to see the new collections, watch gorgeous demo's by the Design Team or take a last minute class with Tina or Krisy.

Til next time.

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