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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Color Burst Wall Decor Workshop at The Paper Boutique in Springfield Illinois

This week, I am in the Land of Lincoln, in Springfield, Illinois.  It's really beautiful, I'd never been to Springfield before, it's the state capital...

and as luck would have it, I stayed near the state house, so I had a great view of the state capital building...really wonderful architecture!  I always enjoy local history and today I may venture out to see President Lincoln's Springfield home. 

I came to Springfield to teach a couple classes using Color Burst.  It's a new watercolor product that let's you create beautiful art with just a little sprinkle and spritz.  If you've not heard of it before, watch this quick video so you can see how dynamic creating with Color Burst can be.  

The video was made during a trade show, so there's a little background noise...it doesn't really matter so much...you can see Color Burst at work!  It's a truly exciting medium to create with,  

One of the workshops we offered at The Paper Boutique was a DIY Wall Decor project.  Here are a few of the finished pieces from our workshop.  I gotta tell you, it was great fun.

We start with a Canvas Corp 12x12 natural canvas, paint a little background color on it,

 And then begin our colorful journey with Color Burst.  Here's the dealio...this class is intense, you get a big helpin' of color theory, water color technique, and collage techniques. 

We spritz and sprinkle...and add layers of gorgeous color...

 and use wonderful stencils from Stencil Girl Products to create beautiful

water colored, stenciled works of art, 

that we mount onto our canvases.  

It's really cool, because everyone's art is different, and expresses their own creative style!

 This sunburst is really cool.

And this flock of blackbirds is awesome!  

 This floral stenciled piece is really gorgeous too...you can even see the depth in the watercolor! It looks 3-D!

At the end of the day, everyone creates a unique piece of art...that they can display in their home and be proud of...it's a really fun workshop!  

Thanks again to The Paper Boutique, Corynn, Jackie and everyone who came out to create some art!  It was a fun weekend!

Would you like to own a set of the newest colors of Color Burst before they even hit the market?  Visit my Ken Oliver Crafts Facebook page to find out how, you only have to "Like and Share" and ask your friends to like Ken Oliver Crafts too.  

I am out in Illinois and Iowa this week teaching and I am looking forward to sharing Color Burst with everyone...Color Burst is really addictive! 

Til next time, 


  1. Beautiful!! I totally agree that the Color Bursts are VERY addictive!! I absolutely LOVE them! Here are links to 2 cards I created using them. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=956747677711082&set=pb.100001275761024.-2207520000.1434290969.&type=3&theater
    Even the flower is colored with the Color bursts. I absolutely love these!! They are a dream to work with and are magically delicious!!

  2. The workshop participants look like they were having an awesome time and made lovely creations. Such a great product and wonderful teacher. Kudos.

  3. Love your colorbursts. A friend of mine was asking if they had any soy or dairy products in them?

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  5. You should continue to put it off, yet you realize your home is looking a little dated and that you really want to redecorate.