Friday, March 8, 2019

Chocolate Baroque - Guest Design Team Project #1

Morning my crafty peeps, I was lucky enough to be asked to do another few projects this month, for the wonderful stamp company, Chocolate Baroque. Their quality of stamps, choice of theme and of course great customer service are all top notch. You will definitely want to go and check them out. Below is my first project....

To achieve this wonderful background, it is surprisingly easy. I wanted to try a new product and technique, so I delved into the world of Brusho Crystal Colors. Colours are amazingly versatile watercolor ink crystals and can be used in a variety of ways. Also, a little goes a long way.
When I first got my colors, based on the information that I read, I used a tack and pierced a hole in the top.

You are going to want to do this, because a little really does go a long way. I did this to all the colors. Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper 4" x 5 1/2" and sprinkled on the crystals. Below is a picture of how much I used to create the background, and this is two colors, Crimson and Violet.

The next step is the fun part, using a spritzer I simply wet the paper and watched the magic happen. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I was thrilled with the vibrancy of the colors!

Now if you want a more blended look, simply spritz with more water. I did use my heat gun to dry it, but you could just as easily let it dry on its own. To get a different look, spritz the paper first, then add the crystals!!>br> Finally I cut a piece of black cardstock into 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded it in half and attached the card front.
Then, using the stamp set Floral Perfumey, I stamped a saying onto white cardstock using black ink. I cut the saying into a banner and attached it to the front of the card. Then I added a few metallic photo corner stickers and voila...

Be sure and drop by the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog for even more interesting and innovative ideas on how to use Chocolate Baroque's amazing stamp sets.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card.
Happy crafting!

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