Monday, March 23, 2015

Color Burst Tags

I've been spending quite a bit of time preparing class kits for this upcoming retreat - we are going to be away from home for most of April, so all my prep needs to be done before we leave... it's a little crazy, since I'm also trying to catch up on things from the time we were overseas, and get ahead a little bit on April's tutorials and projects, and work a stamp release into the mess as well!

Anyway... Since we'll be working with Color Burst at the retreat, I want to give the ladies an opportunity to really play with them, and I thought tags would be a fun and inexpensive substrate for trying some of the different techniques...

When things settle down (goodness, in MAY, I hope, at least for a little longer stretch...) I'll make some videos to share with you on how to use watercolor crystals such as Color Burst and Brusho for all kinds of techniques - backgrounds, stenciling, bleaching, watercolor, resist, dyeing, and more! I'll share the system I'm using for better application of Brusho powders too - it's working well for me and wasn't too expensive to set up.

These tags are from Office Depot - they're a great value, and fun to work with. The paper is similar to posterboard, with a shiny-ish side and a matte side - each surface works a little bit differently with the powders, so that's fun to play with too. They'll be great for gel prints too, so I'm glad I got some extras!

Here are some samples similar to what we'll make in class, using Art Squares from Inchie Arts - the images are from my line at Impression Obsession, and they're watercolored using Color Burst powders.

The 'you are enough' tag was for me - I needed that reminder today when I had to gracefully say 'no'!

Have a great week! xo
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Dina, I am super excited to know that you will be having some posts regarding Color Burst and Brusho. May I ask where you are able to purchase both of those products? Thank you for your help.

  2. These are beautiful Dina!!! Look forward to the video and tutorials on the meantime, sounds like you need to say 'no' a bit more and catch a little R & R! Will remember you in prayer for some rest and enough time to do everything you have to do each day!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. these are incredible my friend!! I LOVE all the gorgeous color!! Just beautiful and I can't wait till May sweet friend!!

  4. The rainbow of color on these tags is gorgeous!!! The possibilities for these are endless!! Thank you....

  5. I can't wait to see all you can teach about Color Bursts and brushos. I have both and want to do lots of playing with them. These teasers are marvelous!

  6. These are all lovely tags! Do you have a link where the color bursts can be purchased?