Monday, July 22, 2013

Adorable LO, and How to Colour Flower Blooms Technique - Basecoat II - Kaisercraft


I absolutely loved the first Base Coat Collection, and now Kaisercraft has released a second version, Basecoat II.

Today I have a layout and a handy tip to share on colouring flowers, which can be found below.  It was easy to create a shabby chic layout using the pale papers in this Basecoat II, paper collection.  The whole collection has so much in the creative side, I am looking forwards to finding some time to create 'more'.... 

I applied the colouring technique to all flowers, and then added a white wash to petal edges. I did not use the white Blooms on the layout, but the pink and the mist I used (Lindy's Stamp Gang) just deepened the colour, in variegated hues. 
Punched and SVG files were used for the foliage.
 ...and oodles of layers, including papers, lace, and paper lace.

Colouring Flower Blooms

Firstly, you will need to gather some flowers. I used pale pink and white for my project. You will also need to get some pink Glimmer Mist.
 Spray mist onto a protective mat so that it pools, as shown in the photograph below.
 Hold the flower by the wire stem and gently lower into the pooled mist.
 Add as much or as little mist as you desire.  I concentrate on the centre of the flower, as I adore the variegated appearance that can be achieved by simply colouring the centre of the bloom.
 Dry flowers using a heat-gun or allow to dry completely overnight.
 The finished flowers will all differ in colour from one to the next.  Do not be afraid to play with this technique using a variety of colours and paint/mist mediums. It also works well on other colours and even darker blooms.
 I hope you have enjoyed my tip for ‘today’, very simple, yet very effective.
 Have fun exploring the many options this simple technique holds for the creative scrapbook-er!!
 All Kaisercraft paper collections can be purchased from The Scrapbook Store...
for further inspiration, you can find the Kaisercraft Blog, 'HERE'....
Sandie

20 comments:

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing that technique, your flowers look amazing and that layout is so beautifully feminine. The photo is absolutely gorgeous, love it to pieces.

Sue - bearhouse said...

A gorgeous layout, I love the design and the colours are so pretty and delicate.
Thank you for sharing your tip on how you colour the flowers.
Sue xx

Helen Tilbury said...

So beautiful! Love the pale tones and the pink and white - looks fab! Thanks for the flower tip. I do the opposite and spray them - next time I will try it your way!!

stelledilatta said...

Stupenda !!!
Gio

Lizzy Hill said...

Great tip! That paper is sooooo nice! I Thought you'd 'done' crackle work...saves so much time having it already printed like that, & you're so right - perfect for shabby chic...loooove your edge punching, too:):)

Lizzyc said...

Another absolutely gorgeous layout, sweet photo and love your blooms and leaves, and that is a lovely punched edge on your paper too.. and thanks for sharing your tip on coloring flowers.. I do love the shaded area a bit darker in the middle of the flower!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like the way you gently colored those flowers, Sandie. And the layout is beautiful, as always. So much gorgeous texture!

Hope you are well, my friend. :)

Heather Jacob said...

stunning beauty x

Margaret Mifsud said...

A beautifully feminine layout Sandie. I agree, the Basecoat Collection is fabulous. I also love your colouring technique. Haven't done it that way before but certainly will try it. Thank you. ox

Lean de Ruiter said...

so sweet great bakground and punch work the flowers are stunning.
byebye,Lean

Christina C. said...

Your page is gorgeous, Sandie! Love those Kaisercraft products!
Thanks for the wonderful tutorial...I will definitely try it!
Wishing you a fabulous day!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful and I love how you coloured the flowers! This looks like another great collection!

Lynette said...

Stunning layout. I love the muted colours. Thank you so much for the flower colouring tips.

Lisa S. said...

Wow, love the punched borders and amazing details on this LO Sandie. :)

yyam said...

Oh wow. This layout is gorgeous! And I love those sweet mist coloured blooms! :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful, soft page Sandie! Love all the super details and love those Kaisercraft papers...that wicker one is stunning! You really did some beautiful work here! ;-)

Adriana B said...

just an awesome layout with the paper collection, great tutuorial too :)

sandi said...

Wow! This is simply gorgeous! Love what you've done with the flowers! Amazing lo, simply amazing!

Tracie Dean said...

Beautiful layout! I love all the roses!!!

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Jennifer Waugh said...

Gorgeous layout and fantastic tutorial, love it x