Friday, February 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Cards with Color Burst

Giovana Smith has a treat for us today with not one but two bright and colorful Birthday themed cards to share.

Giovana says:

Hello everyone, Giovana here sharing a couple of bright and cheerful birthday cards. This time I used a super easy technique that Ken has shared several times. I started cutting my watercolor panels and then misting them with water and adding the Color Burst direct onto the watercolor paper. I added a little bit of water here and there, but just a touch, I really wanted to keep the bright colors in place. It was a lot of fun and I saved few drops on another panel, for a future project. I never waste any drops, hehehe. Have you seen Ken using the whole roll of paper towel when he is working on a project? I think I will start doing that.

Color Burst Colors used for Happy Birthday card: 
Color Burst Used for eat cake card: Yellow Ochre Lemon Yellow for the background, Sepia and Alizarin Crimson 

I used Lamp Black Ink to stamp the sentiments.

Hope you like them.
Have a fantastic day!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Soul Protection Canvas made with Color Burst

Hello everyone.
 Diana Hetherington from the Creative Team has astounded us this week with another project using Color Burst powders.

 She added in some clear gesso to the mix as a base and things sort of went crazy from there!!

It went from this:

to this in a few random easy steps using an array of color burst, a bit of deco art paint and some liquid nails!

To see the process please hop over to her  blog here for all the details.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Color Burst Cards

Jessica Frost Ballas from the creative team has brightened up our day with these gorgeous and fun cards, these certainly would make our day if they popped through the letterbox.

Jessica says:

Good morning!  Jessica here for another stencil project using Color Burst Powders.  I LOVE the effect you can achieve using Ken Oliver Color Burst powders and stencils.  I used a similar technique in a post earlier this month and my process is pretty much the same.  Instead of using specific colors with patterns in the stencil I opted for an all-over wash of bright colors.  After sprinkling the powders over the stencil I spritzed them with a water bottle and allowed the colors to mix and blend.  Once they dried I removed the stencils and then added sentiments and embellishments to finish my cards!

You can visit Jessica's Blog here for more details.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentine Projects made using Color Burst.

Nikki Davis was on the road again this weekend so had time to create some Valentine's using Color Burst.  She use a resist technique, sketching and painting to create these fun Valentines.  Lots more pictures and information over on her blog here.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Scrapbook Layout using Color Burst

Krista Riley from the Creative Team was feeling the love this weekend and in celebration of St Valentines Day she created this sweet layout and used Color Burst and the Click It Ink Pads.

Krista used:

Click It Ink Pads

For more information on this project you can visit Krista's Blog here.

Butterfly Tag Trio using Color Burst

Buffy St John from the Creative Team has been busy with the new Caribbean Brights and Liquid Metals Collections of Color Burst.  These new ranges are now shipping so check out your local stockists for more details and to order yours.

Buffy says:

Hi Everybody!
Buffy here with you again today.
I have been busy playing with the new Color Burst Caribbean Brights collection,
As well as the new Liquid Metals!
Let me just tell you that I am over the moon in LOVE with all of them!
The project that I am sharing today is a cute little 3 tag card collection using these amazing new pigments!

 had so much fun with all of these exciting and fun new Color Burst pigments,
I cannot wait to paint more!

Head on over to my blog: Let's Go Paint Something to learn more!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pretty in Pink Color Burst Tinted Postcards

How clever it this !!!, Creative Team Member Kimberly Jones has tinted vintage postcards using Color Burst.  Check out the tutorial on her blog here.

Kimberly says:

I love rummaging through old photos and ephemera at antique stores, and I was delighted when I found several vintage postcards with lovely ladies in white dresses! I thought they needed a hint of color, so I decided to add a bit of pink using Color Burst!
You can find all the details of the project at Serendipity Vintage Studio.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Watercolor Resist with Color Burst

We love seeing Color Burst used with other products and today Zoey has a great project using the Cosmo Cricket Watercolor Collection.  Zoey shares a fantastic tutorial on her blog

Zoey says:

Hello everyone!
I am here again to show you how amazing are color burst by Ken Oliver! Everytime I used them I always have fun and just can't stop to see how they all mix and combine together!

For the project today I will used only two Color Burst by Ken Oliver : Yellow Lemon and Ultramarine Blue

Color Burst by Ken Oliver works amazingly on every paper but today I wanted to play along with Cosmo Cricket Watercolor Collection -- and they work perfectly!

I mixed the Ultramarine Blue and Yellow Lemon in different layers to get this wonderful shade of green-ish .

I used the colored watercolor paper to make a cover for an handmade book I stitched for a friend of mine...and of course I had to make the coordinate little bag!
Want to see a quick tutorial on how I made it?

Stay Happy Stay Creative...till next time!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Liquid Metals and Caribbean Brights Tag

Dunja Dücker from the creative team has made this great tag using the new Caribbean Brights and Liquid Metals Color Burst, love how bright and vibrant these new colors are, you are going to love them too.

Dunja says:

For my TAG I colored a tissue. First, I moistened it and then applied the color burst powder. The effect is simply amazing. Then I dried it with the heat gun and put the individual layers carefully spread apart. The middle layer is colored somewhat paler, but it does not matter ;) Then I put some gel medium to the TAG and glued a layer of the tissue. The gel dries transparent.

Also brand new products by Ken Oliver Crafts are the Liquid Metals. I've brushed the edges with Liquid Metals Yellow Gold and the rest of TAG in Verdi Gris (a green with gold reflexes). The glimmer really comes to the fore when everything is dry. In addition I have also used the heat gun. 

The text I have made with my Dymo Labeler and glued them on white card stock. After that I glued the elements on the TAG and decorated with a little heart and a glittered &. On the cords I have attached small beads. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Creating cards with Color Burst

Jessica Frost Ballas combined Color Burst with Hero Arts Stamps to create two cards with very different sentiments.  The versatility of Color Burst means that no matter what the occassion you can create a fitting card.

Jessica says

Hi Jessica here!  It must be the week for stenciling and Color Burst powders!  I saw Ken demo the powders and stencils in some of his CHA videos and wanted to give it a try!

  I started by taping a stencil to a piece of watercolor paper and then I sprinkled various Color Burst powders randomly over the stencil.  I wanted a more abstract look so I didn't assign colors to specific areas of the stencil as he did.  Then I spritzed the paper lightly with water, let it soak for a few seconds and then blotted off the color.  

I let it air dry and then repeated the process with more powder and more water.  I did this a few times until I was happy with the variation in colors and shades!  After the panel was totally dry I trimmed it down and completed two very different looking cards with the pieces!  

I love how the sympathy card almost looks like stained glass. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Color Burst Card Backgrounds

Diana Hetherington from the Creative Team created backgrounds using Color Burst for her cards.  Color Burst works great with stencils and the color combinations are endless.

Diana says:

Hi everyone!!  today I wanted to share with you a few quick and easy cards I created using one sheet of watercolor paper to create the card fronts!.  Now I am not a card maker but I am always searching for one so thought I might get ahead of the game this year the steps are pretty easy…. lay a stencil, sprinkle, mist, dry, cut, add ink and glue!!!!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Color Burst with Gold Resist Canvas

Kimberly Jones shares with us a great resist technique today.  The effect is stunning and so easy to do.  

Kimberly says:

I spotted these gold resist canvases at Joann's last week and I immediately knew they they would be a perfect match for Color Burst!

I spritzed the larger canvas with water, sprinkled on Merlot and Violet Color Burst Powders, and then spritzed again with water. Look at those gorgeous pools of color! To reveal the gold blossoms, simply wipe away the excess watercolor with a soft cloth or paper towel.

For the two smaller canvases I created a wash with a generous sprinkle of Ultramarine Blue Color Burst and some water. I like to mix the wash in a porcelain dish because I can set it aside and reactivate the watercolor later even if it has dried.

For more information check out my blog here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cardmaking with Liquid Metals

Buffy St John from the creative team has had a preview of the new range of Liquid Metals and Caribbean Color Burst that will be available to buy soon, today she has created a 'Hello' card.  

Buffy Says:

Hi Everybody!

Buffy here with you today to share a sweet and simple "Hello" card.
I had a blast playing with the new Caribbean and Liquid Metals Color Burst sets!
The new Caribbean colors are even more bright, beautiful and oh so transparent!

Here are the Color Burst colors that I used
(I have listed them in their color family as well as in the order I used them, Liquid Metals will be available soon)
Alizarin Crimson, Merlot, Tangerine (believe it or not!), Metallic Rose (Liquid Metals), Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Sepia, Yellow Gold (Liquid Metals), Metallic Saffron (Liquid Metals), Chartreuse, Sepia, Metallic Jade (Liquid Metals)

I first stamped the image with StazOn (Black) and then went into the image with clear water.

Here are the other supplies that I have used

Click It Black Ink
Stamp – Penny Black “Divine”
Pitt Artist Pen Black – Faber Castell
Micron 08 Black Archival Ink
Ranger 118# Watercolor paper

Thank you for joining me today!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Watercolor Masking with Color Burst

Our Creative Team Co-ordinator Nikki Davis is away this weekend with her family at a tournament this weekend and she has found some time to create.  Take a look at her blog here to see the full details of these amazing birds and the gorgeous 'Thank You' and how she used masking fluid with Color Burst.