Using Design Master to color shift your paper flowers


Last month we have had so much fun creating peonies with our Posey Box members. One of the great things about peonies is how colorful and varied they can be! They can range from pale and delicate to bold and bright, and many varieties feature beautiful blends of colors on their petals. 

We’ve extolled the virtues of Design Master before, and we’re singing their praises again after this month’s tutorial. It’s incredible how realistic you can make your paper flowers with the right application of color. 

In our July study group, we chatted with our longtime friend from Design Master, Jodi Duncan. She gave us all sorts of incredible information about using Design Master, particularly about color shifting. The phrase is fairly self explanatory, but it means that you can change the color of your paper or flower by using some color knowhow. This isn’t always an easy skill to learn for some people, so here are some basics to get you started.

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How to Color Your Crepe Paper with Design Master


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...

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