Good morning y’all! All weekend, I’ve been playing with Ken Oliver’s new product, Color Burst! I have to admit that I messed with Color Burst a little at CHA, and watched Ken for hours making backgrounds (distress without the mess) and showing us the ins and outs of the product; but until I actually got it in hand and started playing with it myself . . . Well, Oh My BADness!
First thing that took me by surprise (and I truly can’t believe that it did), was that it’s a powder. A very concentrated powder . . . why did I not realize this at CHA? I have no earthly idea!!! Maybe it was the fact that I watched Ken mist the paper and then sprinkle on the Color Burst . . . and it immediately burst into color all across the page. Then he would mist it with water and it would spread even more . . . Yes, call me a ditz! The first time I used it here at home, I had to ask my other teamies if mine had dried up or was it actually powder . . . okay slap my forehead!
I know I’ve mentioned this here before, but the first few things that ran through my mind when I saw Ken work with Color Burst was Faux Batik and of course, distress without the mess. One thing I played with this weekend was using Color Burst for a “Layered Textured Wash”. I misted my craft sheet with water, sprinkled on the Color Burst, misted with water again and watched the color “burst” on the craft sheet. I tried watercolor paper and then white coated tags.
As I picked up color each time I was amazed that no matter how muddy my craft sheet looked (ink pooling all over the place), when dried on the paper the colors didn’t muddy! I LOVE it!!!
One of the other things I thought of immediately was the Faux Batik Technique. (That link is to an old tutorial I did using alcohol inks . . . I think I need an updated video!)
This card is really very simple to do. The image was stamped with VersaMark on watercolor paper and embossed with clear embossing powder. Using Color Burst to watercolor with, the image was watercolored and when dry, the embossing was removed with a craft iron (see tutorial or either video) creating the Faux Batik.
The seam binding was dyed with Orange Color Burst to match the color in the flowers. I haven’t made any mists up yet, so I misted my craft sheet with water, sprinkled on the Orange Color Burst, misted with water again and dropped in my damp ribbon. As I dried the seam binding, I continually picked up the color off the craft sheet. Love all the shimmer and different shades achieved with the Color Burst!
A background for the image was die cut/embossed from watercolor paper with Romantic Rectangles. The image and the card base then trimmed to fit the die cut rectangle.
By the way, the stamp used is Stampendous Garden Background. I’ve had it for a few years and when I searched for it online, it’s not on the Stampendous website. I did however, find it at Frantic Stamper, Amazon and 123Stitch.
That’s it y’all! Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today!