Friday, 20 October 2017

She's a Dreamer.... By Fiona Hughes

Happy Friday Crafters!
It's Fi here, sharing today,  here on the Colour Blast Blog.

Using heavy kraft cardstock, I grabbed my  White Heavy Gesso, & using my silicone brush, I applied  the Gesso to a good area in the central portion of the age. I let this dry naturally.

Although random, the dried Gesso was not  quite random enough.
I chose 2 of Colour Blasts' blue tones- Deep Water & Singing the Blues- Colour Shimmer Sprays.
After agitating the shimmer, I sprayed one colour at a time onto some scrap plastic packaging, rubbed it together on itself and then...... turned it over and smooshed it onto the Gesso'd portion of my page. The 3rd Colourshimmer Spray I picked was Dusty Charcoal. I splattered this over the page as contrast.

So I then stuck down my photo and embellies.
I then picked a 6x6 cloud stencil, for easy movement around the page, and worked some Steel ColourPaste through it over my page.

The silhouette houses that I had adhered to the bottom of my page were  being lost  into the background. So I grabbed the Dusty Charcoal Colour Shimmer Spray again and a fine paintbrush and very messily painted around the edges of the diecut, imitating shadows.

And that is it. Super simple. 
I hope you can take something away from this page and use it yourselves on your next page.

Much love to you all.

Cheers, Fi x

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sisters from the Heart by Suzy Loudon

Hello everyone. I was playing around trying new things out when I stumbled upon a tie dye like effect. It completely wasn't what I had in mind when I was playing, but found it the next morning when I went to throw out the soggy mess. So I tried it again and came up with this layout.

So to begin with I got a piece of white cardstock then placed a paper insert from an album sleeve (the freebie ones that come in them when you buy album sleeves) on top of the card.

In a container I mixed some Heavy White Gesso with water to make it quite runny. I grabbed my paint pallet & activated some Colour Shimmer Dusts in Paris, Peacock, Duke & a tiny bit of Lollipop.

I then drizzled the watered down gesso over the paper. Nice and thick and soggy.

I then squirted the Colour Shimmer Dusts randomly into the Gesso (this is where I originally thought I might get a marble effect but no)

Swirling it around gave me this awful concoction. But I put it aside and left it till morning.

This is what I found in the morning. 

I lifted off the top sheet carefully as it was still soggy & runny. The centre of the top sheet had buckled so contact with the bottom card around the centre wasn't great but knowing I was going to cover that area it didn't bother me.

The whole process got me thinking & I started to think if I could get the tie die effect other ways or if it really was from the gesso. So I folded another album insert sheet into four. Gave the top sheet a really heavy spray with water then again drizzled the Shimmer Dusts. Then left overnight again. In the morning the effect I was left with was just a watercolour effect. 

I mixed some Polar & Cool Mint Mica Powder with some Heavy White Gesso, mixing well. I kept adding Mica till I was happy with the colour. 

I dabbed it on my chipboard alternating colours. I heated it with my heat gun giving it a great bubbled effect.

I flipped my page around then added some stamping with black Stazon Ink.

For my title I used foam glitter letters. I activated some Midnight Shimmer Dust then dabbed it onto my letters. 

As it dried the black lightened, so I had to keep adding layers until I was happy.

I covered my photo then added splashes page with some more Midnight Shimmer Dust.

I used  Bling Colour Paste on the back of a clear plastic word.I just carefully applied it with a paintbrush.

It dried great with the gorgeous colour coming through.

I added some die cuts & sticker elements as well as some clear micro beads.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I played with my great Colour Blast products. I encourage you to play & try out new things as you never know what you'll end up with.

See you next time.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Shine Bright by Danielle Vertigan

Today I'm sharing just a few members of my amazing team mates that get up on stage and still perform at a top level in Calisthenics Masters division 1.  This image was taken at the Pan Pacific Master Games. I'm not a chronological scrapbooker I go where I'm inspired and this layout was just right.
I wanted the background to be all about the raw product.
No stencil, No stamping just enjoying the Colour Paste
for the gorgeous product it is...

To get started I got out
Black Cardstock, 12x12 sheet of chipboard.

 Colour Paste
Colour Shimmer Spray

Firstly I adhered the Cardstock to the Chipboard sheet.
 Starting with the Sunshine Colour Paste I applied it directly to my page in smears using a spatula tool.

Once it had dried I repeated the process using Tangerine Dream.
I prefer the results of allowing it to dry naturally but you can hit it with a heat gun if you need to speed it up.
To apply the Snow White Colour Paste I wanted a thinner line.
so I used a straw.
I wiped it on using the end of the straw and then went back through it scribbling the lines into the paste.
The result was something a little quirky and I'm really happy with it.

At this stage I decided to add a section in the top right hand corner.
repeating the paste process adding all three colours
The Colour Shimmer Spray was added using Sunshine first.
I spritzed sections around where it lapped the Colour Paste.

I then repeated this using the Shimmer Spray in Tangerine Dream.

Once I had allowed my final layer to dry I used the straw again and added a few touches of bling the same way I had added the Snow White. It was just what the background need and now I
was ready to added my photo and embellish.

I used my white gel pen to add my journal details around the edge of my cardstock to create a border.
Its a great way to add details.

The Shimmer Spray on the black is as expected A-mazing.

It stands out as a real feature.

The layers of Colour Paste blend and work really well together.

 I'm also really happy with the scribble detail in the Snow White.
The page came together just as I had imagined....
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Till next time....

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Monoprinting with Colour Blast by Rachel Dutko

Hi Colour Blast fans

Today I am sharing how I use Colour Blast Colour Sprays with a monoprinting gel plate.

I finally purchased a gel printing plate recently and I wanted to experiment 
with my Colour Blast Colour Sprays. 

Here are a few projects I have made with the resulting prints.

So let's take a look at how I used my Colour Sprays with the gel plate.

My first step was to add a thin layer of White Heavy Gesso for the sprays to 'stick' to.

Next I randomly sprayed Bubblegum, Saffron,  
Rainforest and Caribbean Colour Sprays.

The next step was to lay a stencil across, and then my paper. The trick is to press down on the paper, making sure to get into the spaces of the stencil really well.

Now for the reveal!

I really enjoy the anticipation of the unknown result of the print!

I found that the White Heavy Gesso gave my prints more of a 
'softer', almost pastel look to the vibrant colours.  

I tried some more combinations of colours, this print is using  
Indigo, Lagoon and Caribbean Colour Sprays.

I then thought I would try using Black Heavy Gesso 
as my base colour.

It was quite hard to see the sprays on the black gesso, but that just 
meant the reveal was more of a surprise!

I found the darker Colour Spray colours worked better on the Black Heavy Gesso. 
This print uses Black Heavy Gesso and 
Rainforest and Carribean Colour Spray.

Lastly I added some splatters of 
watered-down Black Heavy Gesso.

I cut down my prints and added some 
plain die-cuts to make some cards.

I hope I have inspired you to experiment with 
your Colour Blast products.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x