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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Creating Background Papers with Color Burst.

It is so easy to make your own background papers using Color Burst !.  Creative Team member Yvonne Blair has done just that and more, she even made her own embellishments and sentiments, here's how......

Hi everyone, Yvonne here to share a layout I made using Color Burst to create my own decorative paper.  I haven't done a scrapbook layout in...well, forever! 
I used 2 sheets of 12 x 12 watercolor paper to create the base and the components for my handmade embellishments. I also used scrap pieces of watercolor paper to create my photo mat as well as what I stamped my sentiment on.  I just mopped up the extra Color Burst from my craft sheet with those pieces...this way I had so solid color to work with. 
First, Lay both pieces of watercolor paper on your work surface.  (not to close together)  I chose one of my Crafter's Workshop stencils and set it on top of one piece of watercolor paper.  I then sprinkled a bit of Color Burst all around the stencil.  The colors I used are Pthalo Green, Lemon Yellow and Ultramarine Blue.  
Once I had the Color Burst sprinkled around I Spritzed the paper with water.   You don't want to hold the spritzer to close when you spritz...let the spray fall on the surface.  
Once I had the color I wanted I picked the stencil up and used it to 'stamp' the other piece of watercolor paper. 

Once they dried I used the 'stamped' background paper as the base of my layout.  Then took the other stenciled watercolor paper and fussy cut some of the flowers. 
When I had enough flowers cut out, I stamped my sentiment on the solid Color Burst paper and cut it into separate pieces, stamped some butterflies and cut those out as well. 

Once all the components where cut out I was ready to put the layout together.  Using the positive and the negative of the stenciled paper helped me create a really vibrant layout! 

I think I might even put this one in a 12 x 12 frame so I can enjoy it for a while! 
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you were inspired to go do some creative play! 


  1. This is a terrific project - thanks so much for sharing and explaining how you made it!!

  2. This is a wonderful example of how to do "old fashioned" scrapbooking AND use mixed media AND not be too fat to put into our scrapbooks! Wonderful. I need to get back into scrapbooking since I have to make some more books for my new grandson.

  3. This is so cool. Love the look of the stenciling with the Color Burst and the colors are absolutely GORGEOUS! Such a fun way to make a layout!