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It's All About Color | Lauren Hender

It's All About Color | Lauren Hender

30 Jan 2020 1 comment

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be here to chat and share with you my first two scrapbooking projects for the Pink Fresh Studio team. I have made two colourful layouts using the new amazing 'Super Cool' collection and the new simply beautiful 'My Favorite Story' collection. These new collections plus the set of Pinkfresh Studio watercolors only arrived on my door step the other day I was so excited that I immediately had to play. I couldn't turn away from the beautiful colors in the watercolor set so in both layouts they formed the colourful foundations. 

To create this background I started with white cardstock and applied a coat of clear gesso. I like to use clear gesso as there are many shades of white and my white gesso never seems to match. Using a paint pallet I put a drop of each of the colors and added a little water to them. Then using a round fluffy brush I added the colour to the page letting the watercolour run and move. Using a bigger brush allowed more liquid to soak up resulting in a great flow of watercolour. 

Adding  more pigment to select areas and drying it with a heat gun gives different colour variations of the one colour. I love this effect and think it looks really organic and natural. 

Using one of the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio floral cut files I created a way of separating the photo from the background. Cut files are wonderful like that as they can be used in scrapbooking as a dominate feature or as a delicate feature like I have used it in this layout. 

It was then time to highlight my photo. I did this by using cardstock to layer behind my photo and using the black and white floral elements form the die cut ephemera pack. I then finished off with a few more embellishments including the beautiful chipboard flairs, some enamel dots and an exquisite puffy sticker title. 

My second layout using the new Super Cool collection highlights a different way to use the liquid watercolors. Once again I used a large round brush and soaked up the color and squeezed it out so a big droplet of color would land on my page. This was a really fun technique and it really highlighted to me the different shades of color that can come from one little droplet. This was lots of fun and very messy. 

I then wanted a title that would be able to standout from the background and so I grabbed the Adore Alpha stamp set and some black ink and made a large title. I then traced a thin white edge along each of the letters using a white gel pen. I thought this made it pop just a little more. 

I then started work on my photos. I printed off two 3x2 inch photos and bordered them using patterned paper called hashtag. I then played around with some die cut ephemera pieces, some of the cute cardstock stickers and finished it all off with a sprinkling of enamel dots. 

I just love how both my layouts turned out using the new Super Cool and My Favorite Story collections. 

Happy Scrapping 

Lauren xx

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10 Mar 2023 Rhonda Marko

Hello. I would like to purchase the Pinkfresh Studio floral cut file that Lauren Hender used in the IT’S ALL ABOUT COLOR Layout using the Super Cool Collection. However I can’t find it in the cutfile section on the Pinkfresh website. Would appreciate your help in purchasing. Thank you, Rhonda

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