In the spotlight this time are Ken Oliver Color Bursts, and if you were here last Friday you'll have seen Part One of my focus. Having got totally carried away with these wonderful little bottles of color I split the post in two and today share Part Two with you. A quick recap; Color Bursts are a finely granulated powder watercolor medium which come in easy to handle bottles with small nozzles(that's important). They are concentrated pigments so a little truly goes a very long way.
I kept it relatively simple last week but now it's time to get funkie and add in the Liquid Metals too. First off let's have another step by step tutorial to show what can happen when you are less 'controlled'. Remember the spare background from last week? I grabbed a piece of Ken Oliver Mixed Media Art Board, heat embossed a script background using fine white embossing powder and then spritzed all over with water.
So now when I tapped the Fushia Color Burst powder onto the board it immediately began to spread.
I added in the other colours from last week too.
And to make it run and blend I added even more water - see the embossing resist and appear!
I dabbed away the excess water for a watercolour background effect.
Since I was working towards matching up with the spare background from last week it needed more green. Simple, tap on a little more colour, mist on a little more water, pat dry and hey presto!
To create a border I dabbed Picket Fence Distress Paint around the edges, sprinkled on more white embossing powder and heat set.
A layer of Texture Paste was applied through the stencil.
I then added vellum embossed doilies, decided they'd covered the stencilled flowers too much, and re-stencilled them for even more impact.
That spare background was die cut and embossed to create coordinating butterflies, and a little Picked Raspberry Distress Ink packed a real punch on the edges.
With some Chit Chat words, brass corners, design tape and Liquid Pearls the mini canvas was complete...
And here's a couple of close ups;
And so to finish, here's what is possible when it all goes wrong, you turn over, start again and use the techniques you've learned along the way...
This is the flip side to one of my first cityscape card trials - I used the colours that had bled through to the reverse, painted on some more water, applied more dilute Color Bursts, dripped Platinum Liquid Metals down the stitching, added a few die cuts and pearls and the look was changed.
And here's a second trial cityscapes card flipped and redone...
I spritzed the whole background and dripped and flicked Color Burst all over, allowing the colours to combine and run with more Liquid Metals down the centre. A little stamping, die cuts and wings coloured wings to match and any 'mistakes' were gone!
Thank you for indulging my over-enthusiastic experimentation over the past two weeks and for your lovely comments. I hope you've enjoyed this week's ideas and feel even more ready to play with your Color Bursts too. Remember, with an extra 15% discount applied to Color Bursts for the next week at The Funkie Junkie Boutique it makes sense to stock up now.
Who spotted I used three butterflies on my canvas? With those it fits perfectly with our current challenge 'Let's make it a trio!' Make sure you join in the fun and link your own creations for a chance to win one of several prizes.
We'll be back tomorrow with a Saturday Step by Step from my Funkie team mate Zoe Hillman so make sure you come back for that.
For now take care of yourselves,