Friday, September 23, 2016

Color Burst Powders

There are just so many things that you can do with color burst powders from Ken Oliver where do I start.

Color Burst Powders are a very intense dark pigment powder.  With the smallest sprinkle of powder you can create a world of colour.

So stuff to know when playing.

1.  The background you choose will have a different effect, watercolour paper -v- plain cardstock -v- high gloss cardstock -v- canvas for example - you just have to have a play and see what works for you.

2.  The powders will react differently if sprinked on water as opposed to being misted with water after being sprinkled.

3.  Be very aware - these colours are incredibly intense - the smallest misting goes a way so have a very clear work surface before commencing.

4.  First thing is just to create some backgrounds in various ways - the more water you add the more blended the pigment powders will be for example

4.  Add to mediums to colour - eg into water to make a misting spray, in to texture paste to make a coloured texture paste, onto shaving cream - some more great fun techniques with it.

Friday, September 9, 2016

So What's the Mystery?

Scrap Therapy Challenges are back!
We are starting with our monthly Mystery Challenge. 
 We have a such a wonderful group of scrapbookers, cardmakers and mix media artists and paper crafters, plus we also have a lot of customers creating all sorts of fun off-the-page projects too.  So for that reason we aren't specifying it has to be a card or scrapbooking layout etc -
 just anything crafty will work perfectly.

Here's challenge criteria....
When you place an order with us during the month you will get a mystery product
(You don't have to meet any minimum purchase and the product is not going to be anything insanely exciting and the product will be different each month)

Make anything crafty using that product anywhere/somewhere on your project.
  (Of course anyone/everyone is welcome to play along, however only people who received the mystery product in their order will be eligible for the prize)

You have until the 15th of the following month to share the project with us and can be done in several different ways.

1.  Share your project on the Scrap Therapy facebook page  (you can  also add this in our Gallery )
2.  Send an e-mail with an attachment  (we can share in our gallery directly)
3.  Pop it up on your own blog or pinterest page and add your link in the comments field below.

After the close date up to ten interesting and various projects will be chosen and featured here 
We will do a public vote to find a winner - the winner will then get a prize, with two other smaller prizes for the runner up and an encouragement award!
.  The prizes for this months challenge are part of the Mystery to be revealed next week - keep an eye out in our Newsletter!.

There is still another three weeks to place your order for this month's mystery item.
 We look forward to seeing a bundle of great projects soon!!

A handy link .... 
New products can be found HERE

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Basic Boy Layout Kit $3.95

We have had a lot of people in store lately wanting flat pages and wanting us to give them some ideas on how to put a layout together - to be honest I struggle with this however I have made up a kit and found some photos to work with it - I often find starting with the product and adding the photos just works - so I thought it might for you guys too - it has been a long time since we did any kits but we will see how it goes - and best of all this one works for a teenage boy and is only $3.95! That is a bonus on both counts. Kit contains what you need to make this layout - 1 cardstock, 1 double sided Patterned Paper, a Paper frame from MME and a title card from MME. I have added an eyelet, a little bakers twine and some ink and all done - you can find it here