Have you seen this month’s amazing featured flower here at the Posey Box? The calla lilies are absolutely bursting with beautiful spring colors! To create the unique blends of color on each bloom, we used one of our favorite tools: Design Master. We’ve long been fans of the amazing line-up of colors these sprays provide and wanted to share why and how we use them.
Why Design Master?
If you’ve never used a spray to color paper flowers, you might be a little nervous. Paint on paper can be disastrous if done incorrectly, right? That’s why we love Design Master. It isn’t like the spray paint you’d find in the hardware store. They are made with a wide variety of surfaces in mind, including paper. Both the more transparent lines (like Just For Flowers or TintIT) and more pigmented lines (like ColorTool) build to opacity, meaning that the first layer is more transparent than opaque. This allows for the color of the paper to shine through and lets you layer different spray colors on top of each other. The color possibilities are nearly endless!
Another great feature with Design Master is that the color sits on top of the paper and dries quickly. This gives it a three dimensional look, which can really bring your paper flowers to life.
We love that these cans last for 20-30 years if stored properly, and if you have a licensed business, you can probably buy the full spectrum of colors from your local floral wholesaler instead of paying shipping for online orders or being limited by the few color choices available at craft stores.
How to Use
The very best advice is to take the time to read the instructions on the can. That said, here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your color:
If you’ve never used a spray on paper, try out a more transparent one first, like TintIT or Just For Flowers. The first layer will be lighter and more forgiving to any mistakes made.
To see it in action, take a look at Kate and Quynh spraying their products with Design Master in the above video.
Listen to Paper Talk's conversations with Design Masters on how to use their Color Sprays
and this one too...