Color Powder Techniques

Hello my crafty friends! For today’s technique I pulled out my color powders. Two of them are by Nuvo but most of them are the Color Bursts by Ken Oliver. I bought the powders after I took a class on how to use the watercolor stamps by Rubbernecker stamps. Here I’m going to show you how I use them now!

First I take a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper (cold cut) that I had pre-cut myself. I then took the rougher side and put a stripe of Elmer’s tape runner tape down the back and stuck it to the bottom of my Misti. By this point, I had taken out all of the foam and extra papers to prepare to stamp my image. Once that was taped down I took my Embossing Buddy and wiped the paper down really well. I then lined up the rose background stamp by MFT. I stamped the image twice using Versamark and then used Ranger Holographic embossing powder. Clear or white works best for this technique that way you won’t have a competing color with your powders.

Since this technique can get really messy, I put my paper in the bottom of a smaller used Amazon box. I then take the powders I want, I chose Cherry Bomb and Green Parade from the Nuvo Shimmer Powder collection as well as Lemon Yellow and Peony from the Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder. To apply the Nuvo powder you gently tap the bottom of the bottle but with the Ken Oliver you do have to squeeze the bottle to get any amount of powder to come out. Then you take any water sprayer, I used the Distress Sprayer because it has such a fine mist, and you spray down the paper after the powders have been applied. It’s going to look like nothing at first but you just have to keep spraying. It’s going to look like a hot mess but stick with it and dab up any pools of water, it’s going to look great!

Here is the final product:

See why you need the box? It makes clean up a snap! I hope you enjoyed today’s technique and I hope to see you Sunday for card spotlight. Thank you so much for reading, please be sure to follow for more! XO

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