Hi friends! National Scrapbook Day is fast approaching and I hope you have some fun plans to celebrate the craft! I started my adventures in art with scrapbooking. While I frequently create art projects outside of an album, I always go back to the page. I have a fair amount of older product that I am doing my best to use. The new ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez line of ink helped me to add a fresh twist to metal flower embellishments for this layout.
I have to confess that when I purchased these metal flowers back in 2012 I thought I would run out within the week. I ordered more than I thought I would need and also picked them up when I saw them in craft stores. A significant amount of these embellishments are unopened nearly five years later. I hope I’m not alone here!
I love the colorful makeover a coat of ColoriQue gave to the flowers. The vibrant color makes me happy and the coloring process took less than five minutes. The rainbow of flowers was a fun way to compliment the double rainbow my Sister-in-Law saw while she was vacationing in the Virgin Islands.
I find ink arranged in a rainbow of color so pleasing to the eye! I used 12 shades of ColoriQue for my layout. There is also a white (Snow Summit), black (Black Diamond), and clear sealant available. I have a nice mix of shiny, matte, and even a brass piece of metal to color. There is absolutely no prep work or special tools required to apply ColoriQue to most metal, raw brass being the exception, which needs a quick cleaning with alcohol before coloring.
- ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez: Ruby Slippers, Pink Ice, Poppy, Honey Bee, Avocado, Moss Landing, Verdigris, Frisco Bay, Turquoise Mountain, Pacific Ocean, Wisteria, Grape Vine
- Metal Flower Embellishments
Use a paintbrush to apply ColoriQue to the metal flowers. The ink dries to the touch quickly. By the time I painted all 12 of the flowers, the red flower was dry to the touch. The flowers only required one coat. The formula has a nice self-leveling property, so all my brush work faded away which resulted in a smooth finish.
The finished flowers. To speed up the drying process I briefly used a heat tool. Then, I left the embellishments to dry for a couple of hours.
I created my layout using the Here Comes The Sun collection from Pretty Little Studio. Once I had my layout assembled I attached the painted flowers.
Blend and layer colors for unique effects. Easily apply ColoriQue to a variety of metals, both raw and plated; as well as clay, ceramic, glass, wood and leather. ColoriQue dries quickly and is studio safe. Visit Lisa Marie’s Etsy Shop to purchase ColoriQue.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ll try this new line of ink! Stop by the ColoriQue Facebook Page for more inspiring projects.