Hi Stencil Lovers!
Welcome to the third day of the StencilGirl and Ken Oliver Crafts Hop.
When I received these little beauties in the mail
I immediately went to work.
I was very pleased with how vibrant these powdered pigments are!
Color Bursts are really Intense!
Because of their intense colors, I thought of Marbling Paper.
But because they are water soluble I knew I needed something besides water.
I dug deep into my memory cells and knew I needed oil....
glycerin came to mind.
How about some other oil....
I pulled out a styrofoam plate and gave it a layer of
oil...I tried both jojoba and vitamin E oil
and they worked equally well.
I sprinkled the Color Burst Pigment onto the oil and
let it soak in. I took a plastic fork and made a pattern
in some of the test runs.
I used photo paper because it had a nice satin finish and it was a good size to experiment with.
I tried a few different things, like spraying water or making a "color syrup"...
But I figured out I wasn't going to get true marbling effects this way....
Still... Oh My.... These turned out Luscious!
I was loving the outcome so I kept on going!
Okay....I have the Color Burst part of the project done...now what?
It is Springtime here in Ohio and I wanted to do something
light and happy with the promise of warmth and sunshine!
I have this green sketchbook cover that I used the Words to Live By Stencil
designed by Carolyn Dube.
I put the Be Bold Be You part across the top.
The Fly Soar Leap part shows across the bottom of the book.
I thought the orange would look best against the green.
I envisioned doodling on and around the circles.
Then I came across this butterfly a Brave Girl Friend gave me
and knew that would be perfect as a center point.
Very spring like!
The doodles are done with all kinds of pens and markers,
as well as the Color Burst's as watercolor paints.
The original Color Bursts did not bleed off the photo paper.
I don't know if that was because I used oil with them or because
it was ON the satin photo paper or a combination of both.
I have some white fabric book tape that I wrapped around the black spine,
then sprinkled the Color Burst Powder on to it.
The pigment powder soaked in and blended nicely.
There you have it.....
I love my springtime sketchbook!
prizes when this week long Blog Hop event is over?
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Here is today's line up for some colorful projects!
>>>>Janet Joehlin <<<<
I will be back in the Hop Line Up on Friday with another Color Burst project!
See you then!