Are you as crazy about colours as I am?
One of the reasons why I adore chipboards immensely is their versatility - the fact that I can play with them in many ways to get the colours I want. So, in anticipation of Bubby's arrival, I did a series of mini canvas to grace our wall, all covered with Buzz and Bloom's wonderful products!
See the words on each canvas? These were CB Urban Alphabet and CB Distracted Schoolgirl Alphabet painted white before inked with pigment ink pads. In order to get the gradation in colour on each letter, these steps were taken:
1. select 2-3 inkpads belonging to the same colour family
2. Apply a coat of the lightest colour to the top of the letter
3. Apply a coat of the middle colour from the middle of the letter to the bottom
4. Finally, apply the darkest colour to the bottom of the letter
5. If you want more contrast, brush each letter on its side with black ink
Here's a close-up of "Dream"
For the colours on CB On Cloud Nine, I used a sponge to add the different shades of blue on the chipboard, before coating them with clear embossing powder to give them a shine.
For stronger colours, as seen here on CB Grand Flourish, the chipboard was coloured using markers, inked on its side with black ink and finally coated with a sparkly embossing powder.
On a side note, for the paint splatters on each canvas, this was achieved easily. Each canvas was covered in gesso to give it some texture. Thereafter, they were each misted or painted for a base colour. Finally, holding my paint bottles right over each canvas, I simply hit the bottle on the base, achieving the splattering effect. Talk about simple!
All the other Buzz and Bloom products used were:
So, have fun getting your fingers messy and have loads of fun with yout paints, inkpads and mists!