Have More Fun with Fireworks!

Love Ya Fireworks!

by Alison Heikkila

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Fireworks! are fun to spritz, but there are other things you can do with them. My project today will give you some examples.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

I started off with 2 coordinating stencils- a background, patterned stencil, and a singular large image stencil. In this case, it was a heart. I taped down my watercolor paper(only on top, to create a hinge), then the background stencil, and then my heart stencil.

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Step 2

Grab your Fireworks spray and let’s get spritzing! But wait! Don’t spray your stencils. This time, we are going to spray our Craft Mat and use sponge daubers to apply the color. Make sure you shake up your Fireworks! before you spray them on to your craft mat.

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Step 3

Using your sponge daubers, start to apply the colors to the watercolor paper. Fireworks! dry quickly, so you will want to work fast, but you can always go back and apply more to blend the colors better. I had my tape set up as a hinge so that I can peek underneath the stencils to see if I was happy with the coverage. The result is a pretty, shimmery blended rainbow.

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Step 4

Next, I added some definition and extra designs to the completed heart by using irRESISTables Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress. I outlined a lot of the areas, but I also doodled a bit. I let the irRESISTables dry, and then I cut out the heart.

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Step 5

I took my card base and spritzed the same 3 colors of Fireworks! on to it, spraying from the center out. Those large splotches in the center won’t show. I let this dry.

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Step 6

I cut out a large circle of pink cardstock, and I unscrewed the cap of the Bahama Blue Fireworks! You can see in the photo above that I touched the bottom of the “straw” of the nozzle to the circle, and then I dragged it down. I re-dipped the straw into the liquid fairly frequently and put lots of these shimmery, semi-random lines all over the top of the circle.

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Step 7

I then glued the circle to the card base, and then attached the heart using adhesive foam for some dimension. I stamped a fun sentiment using Bahama Blue Memento ink, and then voila! I was done! So that’s 3 fun ways to use Fireworks!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampendous – Heart Stencil Duo set
  • Inkadinkado – Sentiment Stamp
  • Artist’s Loft – Watercolor Paper
  • Cardstock and card base

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