For Tutorial Tuesday, Design Team Member, Heidi Blankenship shares how to use Color Burst to create hand dyed seam binding, color mist sprays, and watercolor backgrounds. All six colors of Ken Oliver's Color Burst that I am using in my tutorial today are now available in the JustRite Store here. Today I am sharing both a written and a video version of my tutorial.
All of these techniques are fun, quick and easy to achieve with just a little bit of Color Burst and some water.
These are the cards that I made using today's Color Burst Techniques
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Let's start with hand dying some seam binding. I am using the Pthalo Green Color Burst, Hug Snug Seam Binding in Winter White and a mist bottle of water. I am working on my craft mat and I lightly mist the seam binding with water.
Doing this will allow the color burst to blend into the seam binding. Next lightly tap the bottle of Color Burst so that little sprinkles of the color come out. Remember Color Burst is a very fine and highly pigmented powder. Mist with water to activate the Color Burst. Next add the slightly damp seam binding and move it around on the mat to pick up the color.
You can add more water if needed. Whenever I make hand dyed seam binding I use up every bit of the color. My first batch is always the darker more intense color and then I do a second batch using more water and the little bit of color that is left on the mat. Doing this will result in a lighter color. With just a sprinkle of Color Burst and some water I have beautiful hand dyed seam binding in minutes. For this batch I am using Pthalo Green Color Burst.
You can set aside to dry or using a heat tool to speedy up the drying time. Be careful if using a heat tool! You can also sprinkle some of the Color Burst on dry seam binding and then add the water to achieve a totally different look.
Color mist sprays are so quick and easy to make using Color Burst. You will need a Mini Mister or small spray bottle. Simply put the tip of the Color Burst bottle into the empty spray bottle and squeeze out some of the powder. Then add some water. I use a dropper to add the water. You can see some of the Color Burst down inside the bottle. Add a little water and then put the cap on and shake to mix. Add more water and shake again. You can also add more Color Burst if you want a darker more intense color.
Love this pretty light blue colored spray mist! You can also mix the Color Burst to create custom colors.
To create this card I simply added the spray mist to the bottom of my card and allowed it to fade into the white watercolor paper and the top of my card. I used the "just for you" sentiment from Grand Hand Written Sentiments Clear Stamps paired with Spellbinders S2-139 Sentiments Three Dies.
Color Burst can be used to create beautiful watercolor backgrounds. Sprinkle some of the Color Burst onto the craft mat. You can use two or three different color. Mist with watercolor to activate. The powder is so fine that it doesn't look like there is anything on the mat but check out what happens when the water is added.
You can do several backgrounds with just a little Color Burst. If you want to add some depth and layers to the water color use a heat tool to dry the paper and then add more color. Do this as many times as you would like to achieve the desired look.
Another way to create a beautiful background is to start with a dry piece of watercolor paper and sprinkle some of the Color Burst on to the paper.
Then mist with water to activate.
You can add more Color Burst and water if you would like.
Pick up the piece of paper and move it from side to side to get the colors moving and blending. You can use a heat tool to speed up the drying time.
Here is a card that Heidi created with one of the watercolor papers she created using the Pthalo Green Color Burst and Lemon Yellow Color Burst with the Pthalo Green hand dyed seam binding. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stacking Sentiments Clear Stamps.
Here is a close up look…I used the sequins to accent my card design and I die cut the sentiment with Spellbinders SCD-012 Pierced Rectangles Dies.
For this last background I used three colors of the Color Burst. I started with the Lemon Yellow Color Burst and Orange Color Burst and then I added some Alizarin Crimson Color Burst. I used a heat tool to speed up the drying time.
For my last card I used our April Release Grand Hand Written Sentiments Clear Stamps and some of the hand dyed seam binding I made in the video to create this clean and simple card.
Here is a close- up of my card.
Here is another look at the hand dyed seam binding. Check out all of these beautiful colors!
Thanks for joining me today -~~~~ Heidi Blankenship
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft CR-02172 Grand Handwritten Sentiments Clear Stamps, CR-02166 Stacking Sentiments Clear Stamps
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor Paper, White Cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders S2-139 Sentiments 3, SCD-012 Pierced Rectangles Dies
Ribbon: Hug Snug Seam Binding Winter White (Hand Dyed)
Accessories: ButterBeeScraps-Butterfly Filigree 769-B, Gold Rub-N-Buff, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Cartwright's Sequins-Saffron 5, 8, 10mm, Pink Potion 8mm, Tea Rose 5mm, Mermaid Green 5, 8, 10mm, Mixed Colors Iris 5, 6mm, Acrylic Flower, Acrylic Leaf, Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Water Bottle, Mini Mister
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