Inspirations

Inspirations
The color you see is the color you get!

Friday, June 18, 2010

truffles anyone?

Hello all my friends! It's Kassi, here with exciting news!!!!
Blog Truffles!
Yup, Molly told me she wants to give one lucky winner 5 jars of Creative Inspirations Paint (in the colors of their choice)!!!
So, how can you win? Well.... Nope, I'm gonna post some inspiration before I tell you. hehehe :)
Today I have some fabulous ideas for taking your flowers from drab to fab! *and you don't even need to have a green thumb.... good thing too, at least for me...*
Adding color and shimmer to your paper and silk flowers is so easy with CI paint!

Let's start out simple... cover your entire flower with the paint of your choice (make sure to shake the jar first for luck... I mean to mix in the sparkles).
Here I have painted a paper flower with Amethyst. Just look at that great color and shine!
quick tip: don't mist your flower before painting... I know I tell you to mist a lot of things first, but not this time. You will loose the texture and depth of the flower if you get it too wet.

Now that you have the basics down, let's shake things up a bit...
Try just brushing the edges of your petals for a soft subtle look... Or, for a bolder look, Start your brush in the center and stroke outwards towards the ends of the petals letting the paint fade... *this one may take a little practice to get the feel for how much paint to use for a nice fade...*

Want to add more depth? Give this one a go...

Lightly rub a dye ink pad over the raised portions of your flower and around the edges.
quick tip: it is important you use a dye based ink for this because of the way it reacts to water.
Now, paint over your flower. The water based paints react with the dye ink.. Some of the dye will mix with the paint giving you a new color, and it will soften and feather the inked areas. Here I used Fairy Dust CI paint to get a nice tone-on-tone look when it blends with the ink.*I forgot to take a close up of this before using the flower... duh! But, a close up is coming!*

This time, instead of inking with an ink pad, I used a finger dauber to highlight the raised areas with a bold sparkly color... Buttercup
Here is a closer look at the last two techniques...

Are these paints only good at altering white flowers? Of course not!!!
Here is a look at several different paints used on the same color of flower to give you an idea of how they alter the look....
In the top row, the middle one is what they all started out looking like. On the left, I used Tutu Pink. On the right, Tanzanite.
On the bottom row... the one on the left is Autumn Wheat, the one on the right is Fairy Dust

Here is something I love to make with these flowers for my niece... ok, I wear them too... hey, they're cute!

Hair clips
Simply paint your flowers then embellish. Finish it off by hot gluing to an alligator clip.
Ok, now, for what you have all been waiting for... How can you win 5 jars of this fabulous paint?

Step 1, become a follower of this blog (if you are already a follower, great!)
Step 2, leave me a comment telling me what your favorite CI paint color is. (if you don't know what colors there are, click here to find out!)

It's that easy! You have until Noon (MST) Monday, July 5 to enter. I'll be back later on Monday with the randomly chosen winner.
Have a sparkly weekend!
Kassi

29 comments:

Lainey said...

Wow, these look fun and sparkly! Love it. And love that lovely little hair clip at he end.

Sarah said...

Love those flowers! I like the Sunshine color!

Swimmom said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!
I love all the blues and pinks the best!

Sweetpz said...

Beautiful flowers!! i was totally thinking how i could paint my flowers, this is a great idea! as for my fave colours, i love purple anything, so plum, royal purple, light purple.... you get the idea... hehe

thanks for the chance to win!
hugs
juli

FibreJunky said...

I think I like Fuchsia best. But it might be Burnt Clay...or Tanzanite...

Love That Bug said...

I love this idea.
I like the colo "Mellow Yellow" cuz it reminds me of the mood I am usually in. LOL
Stacy

Stephanie said...

I love the flowers. The paints add so much sparkle and color. I would love to win some purple and blue.

*~Danielle~* said...

I never thought of painting the primas!! These paints are wonderful!!

Jana said...

Wow these are soo beautiful. I would love to win some green or blue or purple. Oh gee I can't decide they are all so beautiful.

Christina said...

thanks for the chance to win some paint! How do I pick a fav, I love all the pinks, and blues.

Lori Apgar said...

What cute flowers!! Love this technique! Thanks for the chance to win some of that sparkly paint!!!

www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

Alisha said...

The number one reason I wants some paint? Because it seems like with a little creativity you can do literally anything with it! Seriously, the problem will be how do I pick which colors? I want them all!!

Kraftychick said...

Thanks for the chance to win (and try) this paint. I think Tanzanite is one of the colors I would love to have! But, they are all beautiful!!

jackie

Have been a follower for some time now!

jkraftchick at triad dot rr dot com

shari said...

Awesome giveaway. My favorite color is tickled pink. Thanks for the chance to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

Kim Wilson said...

My favorite it Tutu pink!!! Soooo cute! Thank you for the chance to win!

SmilynStef said...

Oooo ... I hadn't seen this ... how fun ... and I love how it reacts with dye inks. I think the Winter Frost would be fun to play with. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hannah said...

I am a huge fan on pink and bright colors, so I LOVE Fushia. I also love Canary and Buttercup.

So fun!! Thanks for the fab giveaway.

Tessa said...

love all the flowers! I don't have any of the paints *yet* but I like the Chocolate and purples!

Terry said...

I have not tried any of these paints, but plan on it. My favorite colors would be earthtones! Love what I have seen others do with your paints! Thank you for a chance to win!

Marjie Smyth said...

Those flowers are beautiful. I can see all sorts of possibilities with these paints.

y_rfrancisco said...

i just found your site via another site that had used your products for an awesome card. How in the world do you choose just one favorite color? though i do love copper (along with purples, earthtones, etc..). I've also never done this (commenting) before so hope i'm doing it properly. Thanks so much.

Traci said...

Hi! I just became a follower of this blog. Now, this was no regular "become a follower!" This was my very FIRST time ever! I am a subscriber to Lisa Summerville's blog and a Subscriber to Gerrie the Queen...I end the title there! LOL They work with these paints as easily as I can spread butter on toast.

Thank you for the opportunity to win some of this awesome paint. I have wanted to sample it for so long! You are awesome!

Two colors really called out to me! I would love to start my Creative Inspirations Paint Collection with Winter Frost as my first choice and Fairy Dust for my second choice!

I have tried to order Winter Frost before, but could not get it. I will be back to buy some paint, as soon as I can sample the Winter Frost! I'll be back anyway! :)

He IS Able,
Traci Starkweather
(Traci S. at SplitCoastStampers)

Shabby Shaz said...

Now following and I am wondering how I am supposed to pick my favourite colour - they are all gorgeous! First up would be a toss up between Tutu Pink and Silver Frost. Yum!!

Mandamanda568 said...

I have to pick just one? Here I was wondering how I would pick only 5 if I was chosen to win and that would be a hard choice. I would have to pick any of the browns as right now I am in love with browns and blues!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Oh, oh, Oh! I'm so glad you reminded me about this, as I'd forgotten to post my comment when you first ran this post! I love CI paints, and need more colors, so I'd love to win this blog truffle! My favorite color is Amethyst, but I love them all! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Lorene said...

Wow! such wonderful ideas and they look amazing! How can I pick a favorite color when they all are so vivid? I guess I will have to say Sapphire and Tanzinite for now ;)

Caroline said...

I love them ALL but if I had to pick just one color I think I'd go with sea foam. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Caroline :o)

Mary said...

I'm a follower! There are so many beautiful colors. I think I love Tanzanite followed by Fairy Dust. TFS these wonderful paints, Mary M

The Washer said...

Very pretty! There are so many great colors-but to choose one, plum would be it!