Mixing It Up - Emboss Resist With Color Bursts!

Hello and welcome!  Today I'm sharing this one using the Diamond Fade Stencil 2, Springtime Bunnies and Springtime Banners Stamp Sets!  I'm sharing with you how I created the background using some Translucent Texture Paste and Ken Oliver Color Bursts.

I started with a panel of watercolor paper.  I used the Diamond Fade Stencil 2 to apply some translucent texture past to it and set it aside to dry.  Once it was dry, I sprinkled some pink and orange colorburst powders onto it in a random pattern.  It was really more random than pattern...lol!

Then I took a small spray bottle filled with water and some Liquid Pixie Dust and spritzed it over the powders. 

I spray enough on until the colors start moving together and concentrate on the powder specks that are still clumped together... but I don't mind a few because they can leave some cool specks.

I let it sit for a few minutes and then blotted off the excess with a paper towel.  I let it dry a bit and then I ended up spraying on a little more water and blotting again.  I'll keep doing this until I'm happy with it.  I love how the diamonds with the embossing paste on them shine through with their lovely pattern!

Sometimes you'll get some surprise colors pop up on your piece with the Color Bursts... you never know what you're gonna get!  I know this may be hard for some of you, but you should give it a go anyway because they are just so yummy!!  And you can get some pretty cool surprises sometimes!

While I was waiting for various things to dry, I stamped, cut and colored the images I wanted to use.  I just love the sweet bunnies from Springtime Bunnies set and the Springtime banners set???  It's huge and so cool... with four banners and bunches of flower, foliage, and critter images it's so easy to dress them up!  I have been in the habit of just using the banners white, but today I had some fun coloring this one up with my Copics in coordinating colors to the Color Bursts I used and I'm so glad I did.

I set my clear block over the banner and used it to curve my sentiment from the Decaf Background stamp set.  I stamped it onto some white paper and cut it in a curved shape to fit nicely onto the curved banner.  Finally I added all of my images using varying thicknesses of foam tape.

I added a few of my favorite sequins along with some pretty Watercolor Butterflies from the shop.

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed it and hope you'll give something like this a try!  I'm sure you could do the same thing with watercolor paints if you'd like... I just love these powders because they are so vibrant!  But maybe you want something softer!  Hmmm... I'm talking myself into giving that a try!

And did you know what tomorrow is??  Miss Ink Stamps is sponsoring the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and it starts tomorrow!  Be sure to come back here tomorrow to see what we have for you!