Monday, February 5, 2018

Color Explosion

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.

With this technique I added the powders and then sprayed with the water.

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!!



Darlene said...

WOW great cards! Love that color explosion!! Well done!

Lady Jane said...

Maybe you didn't achieve your goal but that butterfly card is beautiful. Hugs, lj

Donna Phelan said...

Totally WOW! These are beautiful! Love that 1st image and the gold, so pretty! The burst of colors on your second one is AMAZING! Well done!

Lori said...

Your cards are so pretty, regardless of the technique! Lovely backgrounds, love the bold colors on your second card. Wonderful!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful results, I just finished my background and it is pretty dark, resembling Northern Lights. Have to go to work soon so I'll have time to think how I want to use my background. Thanks for such a wonderful challenge. You cards really turned out well.

Louca por porcelana said...

Both cards are very beautiful,my favorite is the second one!Xo!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very pretty - love the sweet images and beautiful colors! Hope you have a lovely week, Connie! xo Karen

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, Your cards are both beautiful and I love the difference with color. So pretty. Wishing you a wonderful week and happy February. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment on my newsletter post.
Hugs xo

Anonymous said...

Connie, the gold touches certainly make the cards quite elegant. Very nice!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I wonder if only certain embossing powders stick! It will be interesting to try it.

Diane said...

Two lovely designs Connie, wonderful background and colors with the fabulous gold die cut.

Hugs Diane

Janice said...

Wow, such lovely colourful cards, well done!

Leslie Miller said...

I was curious so I watched the video. Interesting technique! I can't imagine why your embossing powder didn't stick and emboss. Nevertheless, you created two very pretty cards. The colors on your second card are simply amazing, and so pretty with the gold die cut!

baili said...

inspite you used different technic results are striking dear Connie!

I really loved the both cards ,second one is so pretty and beautiful!!!