DIY Color Burst Scrapbook Layout

Posted by Natalie Wright
Create a lovely scrapbook layout with the Ken Oliver Color Burst powder pigments.

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Hello, creative friends!

I love making my own patterned paper, and the Ken Oliver Color Burst powder pigments make paper making so much stinkin' fun. I made this fun paper for a layout this week, but when I was done I just kept creating more and more! I think you are going to love making your own patterned paper too. Would an entire scrapbook album be so pretty with paper made with powder pigments?!

To make your own pigment paper, here's what you need:
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder Earth Tones BL288732
  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper BL130606
  • Scissors BL080614
  • Tape Runner BL049110
  • Black Cardstock
  • Water Spritzer
  • Paper Towels
  • Embellishments

To get started, first gather the Color Burst colors that you want to use. I just picked two colors since they have so much variety in each hue.

Gently squeeze the bottle over your paper allowing the color to "poof" out. It will look very faint on your paper, but don't worry. A little bit goes a very long way!

After adding your Color Burst powdered pigment, spritz your page lightly with water.

I love this part! You will see the powder pigments slowly absorb the water and spread the color around your page.

You can leave your design as is, or use a paper towel to gently dab or blend your pattern. When you are done manipulating the ink, allow your page to fully dry.

After your design is dry, mount your paper onto the black cardstock using your adhesive runner. Add your favorite photo, and embellish your layout however you like!

I love scrapbooking, but I often struggle choosing which paper to use. I love the simplicity of this process, and it makes picking a patterned paper a breeze!

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Happy scrapbooking!