My Stamping group is having our winter week of challenges, and today I am sharing with you the challenge I had for the group to try. I came across This Video on a color Explosion technique and I totally loved her results. Now I don't have the powdered pigments that she was showing so I first tried this technique with my Pearl Ex pigment powders and I didn't care for the results at all. It could be the colors I have and she shows in the video to add the embossing powder over it and you just drying it with your heat gun and it looks fabulous, well mine just came right off, so not sure what embossing powder she used but mine didn't do that.
Here is the result from my first try.
Pearl Ex Powdered pigments - Duo Red Blue, Interference Violet, Interference gold, sunset gold
Embossing powders - Enchanted gold and Gold Tinsel
Stamp from Magazine, colored w/ Spectrum Aqua markers, clear glitter pen on wings
Spellbinders - Classic oval, lacey oval and lacey circles dies
Nuvo mousse - Indian gold on edges
Nuvo crystal drops - Pale gold in flower centers
Our daily bread designs- mini tag sentiment
The next one I decided to try colorbursts, after spraying my watercolor paper with water then adding the embossing powders and drying and the embossing didn't stick here either, so I watered down my Nuvo mousse and took a paint brush and splattered with the gold.
I do love the results I got on this one but still the technique I was looking for was still not achieved. I think that shows that all products are not the same, or this girl just didn't do it correctly :) Let me know if you give it a try. I am curious what the others in the group come up with too.
Colorburst - Marigold, Naples Yellow and Peony
Embossing powders - Enchanted gold and Opaque sparkle
Nuvo Mousse- Indian gold (splattered on background)
Memory Box - Sylvan Corner die
DCWV - Foiled Cardstock
Spellbinders - Special Birthday sentiments embossed in Gold
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week!!