Greetings from a Colorful California.
We are having a very productive time over here at the biggest craft trade show in the world and I am working on the same stand as the lovely Ken Oliver – a name you will have heard of from my various blog posts. Ken Oliver is the creator of the little bottles of magic powder called Color Burst and also The Best Ever Craft Mat. So I thought that today’s post should be about the little bottles of magic and recap a demo I did just over a week ago on Hochanda
Let’s begin with a piece of 7×7 Stencil Card and position the top part of the Rooftop Clarity Mask towards the top of the card. Take a piece of low tack tape and cover up the bunting
In order to get a really black silhouette take an archival ink pad and a makeup sponge and apply to the bottom half until it is totally covered. Use the makeup sponge to drag the black off of the mask and onto the card to ensure that when you remove it, you get a crisp outline
Carefully remove the top part of the mask and you will end up with this
Now take the bottom half of the mask and cover up the roof top – take you time as you want to get this right so that you don’t get a white shadow – place the large moon in position
The next part is important, make sure that you press firmly around all the edges as we are going to spritz with water and we don’t want any leaking underneath.
Spritz the card so that it is soaking wet.
The more water, the more the Color Burst will explode and move around
We currently have 2 colour options available
Now take the colours of your choice (I only used 2) and gently puff the powder onto the card and watch the magic explode in front of your eyes.
It gets me everytime how a tiny bit of powder can create so much colour and magic.
If you get pools of water, take a piece of kitchen towel and let it soak up the excess water or if it has gone totally crazy and too “in yer face” blot the whole piece with kitchen towel
You now have 2 options – be patient and let it dry naturally or use a heat gun to speed up the process.
When it is completely dry, carefully remove the masks
Before I go stamp crazy with the Wee Folk Fairies and Wee Folk Elves I have overlaid a piece of Tracing Paper so that I can stamp out my design before committing it to the finished piece
Once I am happy with the layout I can then stamp them into place
To finish it off, I have edged it with a black Sharpie and my ruler and then mounted onto a matching piece of card
Then I have mounted it onto a white card blank
Thanks again for tuning in from a Colorful California – I am just about to start another busy day whilst those of you in the UK are just coming to the end of the working day.
Much love and hugs