Friday, March 27, 2015

Color Burst is King!


Hello Stencil Lovers! 
I am back again on Day 5 of the Ken Oliver Crafts and StencilGirl Hop.
I have something a little different this time.


I used Mary Beth Shaw's Circle on Circle stencil 
to space some nice sized circles for color swatches.

I am involved in Mary Ann Moss' online Sketchbookery Class this year.
She encourages her students to draw everything and to make color charts....
among other things....


Since Ken Oliver generously sent us an entire set of the Color Burst Paints
I decided to add them into my Sketchbookery line up.
It was time to play with colors.
Above are the three primary and 3 secondary colors in order


On my paint pallet I sprinkled just a little bit of pigment powder in every color...
into one pile.....then added a bit of water...and the center color is what I got.
But then I kind of knew I would get a gray or brown if I mixed all the colors together.


I experimented with mixing colors and adding salt to some....


And then I drew my little bottles.
They are colorful little soldiers standing tall.




I used a black and a gray Sharpie Marker to add details.
But all that shading and coloring is Ken's Color Burst Paints.
Pretty Fabulous!


The Violet powder is so intense it almost looks black all by itself.
I had tried to pour equal amounts of each color out onto the paint pallet.
Note to self: use less violet!



This was a lot of fun and I look forward to a lot more experimentation.


Did you know that both StencilGirl and Ken Oliver Crafts have giveaway
prizes when this week long Blog Hop event is over? 
Since today is the last day of the Hop I am sure it will be soon!

Leave a comment here to be entered to win a
 $50 gift certificate from StencilGirl. 
Then head on over to the other blogs to find out about their prizes!

Here is today's Line Up of Blogs.....

>>>>>Janet Joehlin<<<<<


We hope you have enjoyed these 5 days of great projects!
Thanks for visiting!

62 comments:

  1. Love your use of the stencil and the paints! Great techniques!

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  2. Beautiful color combinations and great mixing!!!

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  3. the colours are so vibrant and you all use them in so many different ways

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  4. YOUR TOTORIAL IS WONDERFUL, THANK YOU SO MUCH

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  5. These are magic waiting to happen!! Love the tutorial! Lissag123@verizon.net

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  6. Your techniques are amazing. I love this. You have so much talent, love seeing your projects.

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  7. thanks for the offer to win the gift certificate. it looks like sketchbookery is a good class to take.

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  8. What GORGEOUS pages, Janet!
    Wow! Just delightful!! :)

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  9. A great idea to create your own color chart for future reference! Love these gorgeous colors.

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  10. What a great project that you can refer to time and again! I have really gotten so much inspiration this week!

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  11. Thank You for all of your great tips.

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  12. Love the "go to" idea for the swatch pages. With so many paints, inks, etc. it is hard to remember what the exact colors are for them. Less time on testing and more on creating!

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  13. Can't wait to get my hands on those Colorburst!

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  14. What a fabulous idea to keep a sample of the colors - mixing them up and using other techniques! A reference book of sort...great tip! Will have to give that a try :)

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  15. I need to get some stencils and color burst!

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  16. A great way to get a color wheel, get to try different techniques, and end with a notebook for future reference.
    thanks for a wonderful week of ideas.

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  17. I love this idea! THose colors are just wonderful!

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  18. Luv the samples. This looks like such a great product! :)

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  19. Neat idea for a journal page and color wheel theme!!

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  20. great way to make a color wheel sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  21. Love what you did with the paints. Great info.

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  22. Great idea with using the Color Burst as "models". Wonderful!

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  23. I love this page. Your little soldiers are so cute.

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  24. Beautifully showcases the colours. They are so vibrant and alive.

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  25. Amazing! Just love all those colors! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  26. WOW! What a fun design! love love love how all the colors look in your design!

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  27. Love this and it made me think of MAM too...

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  28. I NEED Color Bursts!! NOW! :)
    sapps2luv (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  29. Cool idea, a perfect "paint" palette! You sure can draw...those bottles you drew are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. It's been a great blog hop!

    mannwielermaggie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Great technique - love the salt! Thanks for sharing!
    shoney58 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. Fabulous colors!!! Love the idea and your drawing!!!

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  32. Great color wheel idea. Keep the violet dark so you can remember how dark it is.

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  33. I enjoyed this so much!! I can't wait to use the paints! Thank you😄😄😄😄
    Sueknoll@yahoo.com

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  34. This is a cool way to keep track of your colors and how to make different effects. TFS

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  35. What a great idea! ANd it worked so well with the stencil! This will be awesome to go back to.

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  36. I just ordered the color burst powders. can't wait!! kasot aol dot com

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  37. Great idea to make a color burst color wheel! Love this.

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  38. Love this! Bursts are ordered. Cannot wait to play! Great work!

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  39. Very helpful experimentation! Thanks!

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  40. Color Burst rocks! Thanks for sharing your great art!

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  41. You inspired me to play with my "bursts" today. Thanks

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  42. This was a great demo. Very thorough and very eye catching! Thanks!

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  43. Beautiful pages! Love your art and those vibrant colors!!

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  44. Thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait to try Color Bursts.

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  45. I do this something very similar with any new supplies - color swatch them on the type of paper I use. It's really cool that you can get a "payne's gray" if you mix all the colors together.

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  46. So cool! I love seeing the work of talented artists like you!

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  47. this product looks amazing-something fun to work with~

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  48. Oh this is cool. and the salt made them look so crazy cool. Love this.

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  49. Too many things to try from all of the artists. Where to start - all inspirational.
    Thanks to all

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  50. Technique records and swatches are SO helpful when you use multiple types of media. Great idea.

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  51. Fun - I'm going to have to try using salt next time I play with Color Burst.

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  52. very clever, a well done "ad" for Ken's product

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  53. Very cool . Love the salt effects and the drawings of the color burst bottles look great. Well done.

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  54. What a fun and beautiful page! I love your drawing of the bottles, and the color chart is a great idea!

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  55. Very cute idea for a palette on palettes! Need to try the salt tchnique.

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