Saturday 30 June 2018

Farewell and Thank You

It is that time again - time to farewell some of our current Design Team!

These members have been a valuable asset to our team and have created many projects inspiring our customers - a big thank you to you all for your commitment and dedication to our team.

A special thank you to Melissa Struhs who has managed the Design Team and also been a very valuable contributor in many way - Melissa I thank you - your dedication and commitment is appreciated.

Thank you 

Thursday 28 June 2018

Beautiful Dreamer by Suzy Loudon

Hello crafty friends. Today I'm back sharing with you another layout. 
Keep reading for my full process.

To begin with I tore strips of printed tissue paper and stuck it down with Mod Podge. I sealed the entire page before allowing to dry.

I then used Heavy White Gesso through a stencil, moving it around the printed tissue paper area.

Once dry I used Mermaid & Calypso Colour  Artist Inks. Dropping the colour onto my page then giving it a spray with water to move it around, drying as I went.

I added extra colour here & there and also dried it pooling the colour a little.

I wanted to paint some chipboard so I grabbed some Heavy White Gesso and added Mermaid & Calypso Colour Artist Ink & mixed well. I had to add a fair bit to get it to the shade I wanted so only use a small amount of Gesso.

Using Dusty Charcoal Colour Embossing Powder, I embossed some more chipboard.

Then using Bling Colour Embossing Powder I embossed some more chipboard.

To colour my cheesecloth I mixed Mermaid & Calypso Artist Inks once again. Gave it a spray with water then ran my cloth through it, I gave it a quick gentle dry with my heat gun.

I decided to jazz up my metal leaves so I embossed them with Deep Water & Bling  Colour Embossing Powder. After activating the Deep Water I quickly sprinkled some Bling onto it. But be very careful not to touch the metal with your fingers as it gets really hot when heated. Later on I did the same with a metal charm.

I sprayed some flowers in Bling, Deep Water & Dusty Charcoal Colour Shimmer Sprays.

I edged some little word strips with Bling  Colour Paste using my finger.

Assembling all my elements I matted my photo with papers placing cardboard between the layers.
I added some micro beads & gold beads as well as some acetate butterflies. Then I was done.
Here are some close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Tuesday 26 June 2018

"Live Laugh Love" by Rachel Dutko

Hi Colour Blasters!

Well it was my birthday a few days ago, so what 
better excuse to share a selfie layout!

I created my layout on black cardstock for the Colour Blast products 
to really shine and shimmer!

For my first background layer I used Colour Shimmer Sprays in Deep Water 
and Singin The Blues through a Stencil Girl stencil.

Once that was dry I added some Punch Colour Paste 
through a script stencil.

The next step was to mix some White Heavy Gesso with some water 
on my messy mat, then add some splatters to my page.

I then coloured some paper flowers and chipboard pieces with Lagoon Colour Spray.

I added my photo, a cluster of embellishments and a die cut title.

Some close ups-

Thanks for looking
Rachel x x

Monday 25 June 2018

Hand Holding An Orb & Process Video with Selena Stevens

Today I am going to show you an art journal page using StencilGirl stencils and Colour Artist Ink.

To see the process video go here.

So, lets begin …

I started by randomly stamping over the page with a permanent ink.  It needs to be permanent since there are  more layers to go on top of it and I don’t want it smudging black everywhere.

I ripped some music paper and glued it down to form a loose interpretation of trees.  Black and White Heavy Gesso was used to add tonal values to the shadows of the “tree trunks”.

I wet the page with water. While wet I added Colour Artist Ink (Citrus, Cranberry & Cider) one at a time with a paint brush and blended the edges together.

A little of the White Heavy Gesso was added to the middle of the centre of the circle to make it lighter.

I wanted some Colour Paste that was lighter than the Sunshine so I mixed the Sunshine Colour Paste with the White Heavy Gesso for a pale yellow colour.

This pale yellow colour was scraped through a StencilGirl stencil with a palette knife randomly over the page.

That brings us to the end of the art journal page.  

I hope you enjoyed it.

I would love to see you recreate this page.

Until next time


Saturday 23 June 2018

"Love you", using a Michelle Grant Stencil - by Amanda H.

Hello all,

During the recent Brisbane Papercraft Expo, I had the chance to teach alongside the talented Michelle Grant. She has designed some new stencils. I was lucky enough to get some and the bird stencil from her Flights of Fantasy range features on my page today. These stencils are great for off the page canvases or art journals, but I am a scrapbooker, so I used the stencil for this scrapbook page today.

Here is a sneak peak of the page - look at that beautiful bird!

First, let's look at how I created the page.

I used a pencil to trace the bird stencil onto a sheet of white cardstock.

Next, I used some Fineline masking fluid over the pencil lines.

Using Colour Artist Inks, in Marine, Oasis and Mermaid, I washed my page in colour.
The masking fluid resists the ink, leaving the outline of the bird.
Once it was dry, I pulled off the masking fluid lines to reveal the white outline of the bird.
Next, I added some stamping on the page.
Finally, to colour the bird, I mixed some White Heavy Gesso with Colour Artist Inks in Citrus. The mix produced a lovely medium to paint the bird.
Next, I added some Colour Artist Ink in Slipper, to make a soft pink, which I painted on the breast of the bird.
Once my bird was dry, I added some Colour Paste in Snow White to the page through a stencil.
The last step for the beautiful bird was some shimmer. I added this using the Shimmer Brush Markers to the breast of the bird.
Despite using bright blues and turquoises on the background, the soft pink on the bird, gave me good reason to add embellishments in all these colours to finish the page.
And here is the final page.

You can see my finishing embellishments, as well as the black outline I doodled around the outside of the page to frame it.

And clusters of blue and pink flowers!
And this sweet little bird!
I love the glittery translucent effect of the Snow white paste over the bright background.

 Thank you little birdie for being the heart and soul of this layout... and thank you to Michelle Grant for her amazing designs. You can find Michelle's stencils in the Colour Blast store now!