Bister burst balloons

bistre burst balloons Heather Telford

I have added another powdered watercolour paint to my collection so the fun continues. You can see in the card above there are some bright colours alongside the muted earthy gold tone. I picked up four bottles of Color Burst powder from our wonderful local scrapbooking store. I just chose four favourites out of the six available (blue, pink, purple & green). This card is for my younger daughter who is celebrating her 19th birthday today. Her favourite colour is yellow so I needed to include some bister yellow but the rest of the colours are color burst. The powders did play well together so the possibilities are looking endless!

I die cut circles from frisket film and used scissors to cut the little tie end outside the balloon shape.  I pressed the large frisket mask (the negative part) down firmly, added a little crescent shape to mask the highlight then sprinkled powder inside the balloon shape. I spritzed pearl-ex spray over the top of the powders. I did move them round a little with a paintbrush just to make sure the whole area was coloured but then I left them alone to work their color magic. When the paint was dry I removed the negative mask and covered the balloon with the positive mask while I added two smaller balloons behind.

The sentiment was die cut from a watercolour scrap and the balloon strings were hand drawn with fine tip sharpies. Yes, you can see sequins on a card of my making, strange though that might seem to you. My girl likes a little sparkle!


Creative Dies:  Doodles (PB)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Bister powders, Color Burst powders, Grafix frisket film, sequins, homemade  shimmer spray made by adding pearlex powder to water.

16 Comments on “Bister burst balloons”

  1. Janine B says:

    Great card – really lovely effect with the powders

  2. serendipitydragonfly says:

    Absolutely stunning Heather. Your daughter’s going to love this.

    Karen x

  3. Jan Castle says:

    What a fun card for your daughter…she will love it!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. Micheline Jourdain says:

    Love Bister effects! Lovely card!

  5. marilyn says:

    Beyond stunning…and SO much fun! Have my set of Brusho paints, but haven’t used them…yet! LSS carries the Color Burst, so need to check them out too after seeing this great piece… Thank you for sharing all your wonderful artwork..

  6. Maria says:

    Fabulous colours and caed. Great to see a new technique TFS

  7. lindseymp says:

    These balloons are so very cool!

  8. Rufus says:

    I subscribe via e-mail so I don’t comment as often as I should. But this is marvelous!!! Really caught my attention and of course, I also had to to leave a note wishing your daughter a Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for sharing all your incredible creations!

  9. Connie says:

    Love it!!

  10. Roxy says:

    Love them. Love how you use color always beautiful

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  12. theartfuldoodler says:

    Brilliant, Heather!!

  13. Mariane says:

    Wow, I am impressed and amazed 😀

  14. bonnielynnh says:

    Wonderful Heather! Those balloons look real enough to float right off the card

  15. Pat says:

    Gorgeously coloured balloons Heather and your daughter must have adored this! x

  16. Cyndee says:

    Gee, this is pretty and unusual !

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