Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Day 9 Our Final Product - Mediums

Welcome to our Final Day of Introducing you to the Colour Blast Product Range.

Our final product is our Gesso.  Gesso belongs to the family of mediums. Gesso was designed to PRIME and seal surfaces.  When speaking to people, I often find people are extremely confused about mediums.  I will clear this up in a post on the 2nd of February 2018, so be sure to check this post out.


Directions
Shake well before use.  Gesso is a white based product that has been designed to prime surfaces that you may desire to use.

Tips
If you like your gesso thicken than ours, simply remove the lid and set it aside.  It can be left like this for lengthy periods, just stir every few days.  In general as it ages, gesso will thicken.


Storage
Store your Gesso in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight.  

Techniques
1. The basic way to use Gesso is to prime your surface you are using to create with.  This seals your surface and allows you to use wet mediums such as sprays on it, stopping the sprays from soaking through the cardstock.


2. Add texture to your project by using a stencil and gesso on the surface of your project.  You can then use a Colour Spray to spray over the area.


3. Use a small amount of Gesso and mix in other products such as Colour Mica Powder, Colour Shimmer Dust or Colour Sprays. This is demonstrated in a process video by DT member Louise Turner - video.

4. If you would like to dull the shimmer or brightness of a product you are using - you can mix a small amount of gesso into the Colour Paste or if you have already stenciled the Colour Paste or other product onto your surface, you can use a paint brush and paint a thin layer of Gesso over it.

5. Use Gesso through a stencil onto your surface.  Leave the stencil in place and before the Gesso is dry, sprinkle another product such as Colour Shimmer Dust or Colour Mica Powder over the wet Gesso.




6. You can simply use Gesso through a stencil.  This is a very effective technique.


7. Black Gesso is great to use to cover a surface and then layer your other products, such as Colour Paste and Colour Shimmer Sprays on top - makes the colour pop.




What you can do with our Gesso is endless.  We have a design team that create projects using our products. For further techniques and ideas, please follow our blog.

Gesso is available for purchase from your local stockist or via our online website.



 I hope you have enjoyed the introduction to our product ranges. I hope that this has given you a better understanding of the differences between our ranges.  Our blog is a very valuable source of information, and the members of our design team work extremely hard to educate and inspire our Colour Blast Fans.

If you there anything in particular you would like to know about our products ranges, or have any questions, you can contact me personally via facebook @ Tenisha Furlong.

Thanks
Tenisha




"Smile" by Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!

Its so great to see so many entries in this month's challenge over on the  
(how good does Colour Blast look on a black background?!?!!). 

Today I am sharing my take on the sketch challenge.


Here's a look at the sketch and the challenge


To start my page I smeared some Sunshine Colour Paste 
onto black cardstock as my base layer.


Once it was dry I added some paper strips then some  
Singin The Blues Colour Paste through a Dusty Attic stencil.


Then it was on to the fun part - splatters!!!

 Firstly with watered-down White Heavy Gesso
 then with Envy Colour Shimmer Cube. 
I used 2 different sized brushes for different sized splatters.
 


To bring out more of the yellow in the background I sprayed 
some white paper flowers with Saffron Colour Spray.



Then to add my photo and embellishments-


 Some close-ups-







Don't forget to check out the challenge
you still have a week to give it a go!
Thanks for looking

Rachel x x


Monday, 22 January 2018

Day 8 Product Introduction - Shimmer Brush Markers

Welcome to Day 8 of our product introduction!  

Today we are introducing to you our NEW Colour Shimmer Brush Markers. These markers have a brush tip and are super shimmery.

Colour Range
There are 3 colours available in the Colour Shimmer Brush Marker range.

Directions
1. Shake pen before use.
2. Unscrew the entire end off the marker- not just the cap and remove the yellow ring (discard the yellow ring in the rubbish bin as it is no longer required)
3. Screw the end back on (replace the cap if you have removed it).
4. Gently squeeze on the side of the pen where it says PUSH to fill the tip with ink.
5. Watch the ink drop and fill the barrel of the pen.
6. Stop squeezing as you see the first drop of ink.
7. Replace cap when not in use and store with cap facing up.

 Acid free, non-toxic and non -flammable.



Storage
Store your Colour Shimmer Brush Markers in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight.  

Techniques
1. Use the CLEAR Colour Shimmer Brush Marker to around the edge of flower, chipboard and other embellishments to high areas.

2.  Use white ink to ink your chipboard, once the ink is dry use the SILVER Colour Shimmer Brush Marker to paint over the white ink.  This adds a silver shimmery look to your chipboard.


3. Use the SILVER Colour Shimmer Brush Maker to highlight the edge of flowers. Spray the flower with water and leave it to dry naturally.  The shimmer will soak into the flower and create a softer look. You could also use this technique with all 3 colours in the Colour Shimmer Brush Markers.


4. Squeeze the Colour Brush Marker (any colour) until tip fills with ink and then splatter over your surface.


5. Paint Colour Shimmer Brush Marker directly onto your surface - the shimmer is amazing.

Our  Colour Shimmer Brush Markers are great for adding that WOW factor to your project.  We have a design team that create projects using our products. For further techniques and ideas, please follow our blog.

The  are available for purchase from your local stockist or via our online website.


We are looking forward to sharing our final product tomorrow - our Gesso. 

Thanks
Tenisha

Black Fairy with Selena Stevens



Today I wanted to show you my take on this months Colour Blast challenge using a sketch for inspiration. To participate in this challenge go to the Colour Blast Creative Corner page.


If you prefer there is a video available for you to watch here or below.



So, lets begin...


To begin with I sprayed my art journal with Colour Spray (Violet, Bubblegum and Grape) and Colour Shimmer Spray (Punch) and let the colours mix and drip together.


While the page was wet, I sprinkled some Colour Shimmer Dust (Lollipop & Velvet) onto it and sprayed some water to get the Colour shimmer Dust to dissolve.  Then I drew some flowery shapes with a paintbrush through the wet areas.


White Heavy Gesso was watered down and splattered over the wet Colour Shimmer Dust.


While waiting for my page to dry I a painted all the chipboard pieces with the Black Heavy Gesso.


A thick layer of Black Heavy Gesso was applied through a stencil and Colour Mica Powder (Peach Nectar) was sprinkled on top.  I half dried this with a heat gun to stop the Black Heavy Gesso oozing and changing the shape of the stencil.  The force of the heat gun spread the Colour Mica Powder adding a fine shimmer.


Colour Paste (Singin the Blues) was smeared across the page in several areas with a palette knife and left to dry.


Once the chipboard pieces were dry, Colour Shimmer Spray (Punch) was sprayed and let to drip.


 The chipboard pieces were then glued onto the page and its finished.


Now for some details shots.  I hope you enjoyed it.




Until next time.
Selena