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?!

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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
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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.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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!