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We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Splash of Color. We are so excited to be featuring them again on Paper Crafter’s Library. In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Splash of Color, see a fantastic project by one of their designers and have the opportunity to win the prize package shown below (details at the end of this post).

Silks By Luminarte Twinkling H20’s by Luminarte Iridescent Glitter Paste by  Viva Colour Stencil- Quatrefoil by The Crafters Workshop Stickers by  Mixed Media 101 for Splash of Color Pallet knife ¾” wide paint brush  Adhesive (pictured below)


About Splash of Color

We are a mixed media driven company Featuring Luminarte, Viva Colour and various Licensed artists. We have a strong belief in both inspiring and educating our customers. We are constantly striving to develop new and innovative products, as well as searching out new and exciting products to distribute. And we are responsive to our customers. We listen, we make things that work, that are easy to use, and are the highest quality for the best possible price… and that will help make creative dreams come true.  You can visit the Lumiarte website here.


Special Splash of Color Guest Designer

Today we also have a special Splash of Color Guest Designer. Jodi Ohl is part of the 2013 Splash of Color Design Team. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can leave a comment below the post telling us what you like about her project for a chance to win a the prize package.

You can see Jodi’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

tonyawatsonbiopicJodi Ohl is a self-taught mixed media artist, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC. Having recently left her day job to pursue her artistic career full time, she is has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations, often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature.  Her art appeals to those that seem to be young at heart and who appreciate the positive side of life whether communicated through words, colors, or composition.   Published in a variety of international mixed media magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Artful Blogging, Artful Journaling, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, and Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, as well as a contributor to two mixed media books, Art at the Speed of Life by Pam Carriker and Cloth Paper Scissors, The Book by Barbara Delaney, Jodi enjoys writing about her art and sharing the love of healing and motivation through creativity.  She is represented by regional galleries in North Carolina  and in her home state of NY.  In addition, Jodi is a popular mixed media art teacher online and in person, teaching at both large and small local and national workshops around the US.  When not painting, she enjoys time with her two sons, Josh, 12 and Zach, 18 as well as other friends and family.   Jodi welcomes visitors to her blog Sweet Repeats www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale


Splash of Color Guest Designer Project

In this demo, we will be using Silks Acrylics on a wood substrate, along with an image transfer, assorted papers, and readily available art supplies to create an embellished painted collage.   I hope you find the variety of tips and tricks on how to use the featured products in your mixed projects.  The sky is the limit and there really is no right or wrong way to do this, just go out and experiment!   There are video tutorials below in addition to the photos.

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Here are some of the items I used in this project:

Hard substrate prepared with gesso  in a 12 x12 (you can easily substitute other sizes)
Silks Acrylics:  Sunburst, Spicy Tomato, Apricot Nectar, Plumeria,  Cinnamon Brown
Modeling Crème by Viva in Pearl
Laser Image of a photography
Packing Tape
Modge Podge or other matte medium
White Acrylic Paint
Palette knife

Other Options: I’ve also provided some additional projects below I created using basically the same method but with a few additional layers.  Art so many times is about adding and subtracting.  Finding new ways to incorporate your products into your work and simply letting go to enjoy the process are all part of the fun.

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I hope you enjoy the segments!  Please visit me at my blog for more information on work that I do, classes I teach and additional helpful art and creative business tips!  www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com


We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jody Ohl for her fabulous project and Splash of Color for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Splash of Color to see more of their great products. You can also visit Jody on her blog here

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize package shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. Winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

101 replies on “Featured Company: Splash of Color”

  1. Nice finished products but I particularly liked the colours, the simplicity and the theme of the last project. Great inspiration! thanks

  2. this is an amazing project. after i watch a few times I will give it a try. would love to have some SILKS!!!!

  3. I love all of the different textures and colors. I’ve been wanting to get into more artwork–I’m usually crafty.

  4. Love the use of all the Luminarte Silks. Have been a fan of Twinkling H2Os but am really tempted to try these also.

  5. Another beautiful piece by Jodi Ohl. She continues to amaze me!

    I LOVE Silks and Twinkling H20’s and have finally embraced my “shimmery/glittery” girly side with a new path towards artworks incorporating Silks, glitters, watercolors, etc. This tomboy has been converted! :). And I can certainly use some new products since I have only purchased the small trial size from Hobby Lobby.

    Thank you Andrea for sharing this.


  6. I’ve used luminarte products and LOVE them would love to increase my creativity by increasing my supply Thanks!

  7. I’ve been a Jodi Ohl fan for a long time. Her ability to combine colors is extraordinary. I’m just beginning to learn about the gorgeous, rich in color, Silks. I have two colors that I love using with the Twinkling H2o’s.

  8. The colors are absolutely FABULOUS! The textures jump off the page and grab you! But, Jodi . . . The is the shiny gem that makes the picture. Without her style and creativity, her humor and wit, I would barely take a glance.

  9. The Pearl Viva Modeling Creme really adds amazing dimension to your mixed media board. I love the vibrant colors you were able to achieve. Beautiful pieces.

  10. Amazing mixed-media pages. I’ve only used the Twinkling H2O’s and am not familiar with the other products so it was great to see them in action on the videos.

  11. Thanks so much for the videos, I really enjoyed you working through the process Jody. I’d love to be the lucky winner of the beautiful Silks.

  12. There are a couple of things in this giveaway that I haven’t tried yet and it was great seeing Jodi working with them. I would love to give them a try and hope I win. Thank you for having this giveaway.

  13. I’ve seen beautiful projects made with some of these products. I’d love to win so I could try them out for myself!

  14. I’ve used the Twinkling H2Os and love them. Jodi’s work is amazing and I’d love to win some more product to try out her projects.

  15. Self taught??? Maybe there’s hope for me yet! Jodi’s work is amazing and she’s put these great looking products to good use. The colors are so vibrant. I’m going to check out her blog. Thanks for letting us play along and for introducing us to another great product line and another great designer/artist.

  16. Beautiful mixed media piece! I have been wanting to try out the Silks…. thanks for the chance to win a prize!

  17. Wonderful collage tutorial! Jodi is awesome. I love that she is not afraid to let herself go for it. I am looking forward to creating with these cool paints. They are definitely on the top of my wish list. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  18. Thank you for the lovely tutorial and the opportunity to win!! I will be shopping this weekend for some new paints!

  19. I love the bright colours Jodi used on her collage and I’m absolutely in love with the Pearl Modelling Creme. I’ve never tried mixed media but watching the tutorial makes it look achieveable

  20. I’m slowly getting into mixed media and these products look amazing! What a beautiful project too!

  21. thanks for the deets and demonstration on this mixed media project. I will be trying this one out for sure. I have a bit of the silks…..


  22. Your art an inspiration for me to go paint with mixed media. Love the Silks paint colors, they make a painting come to life with losts of color.

  23. A world of wonderful art in little canisters! Would LOVE to win and see what’s inside!

  24. I have been following Jodi’s beautiful work for several months now. I love the colors in this project and in the work she creates!

  25. Love the colors, the teacher and the project. Can not wait to give it a try!

  26. I love the color combo in your project. I especially love the plumeria color! Gave me inspiration to try this technique and fill my walls with my own art. Thanks for the demo.

  27. I have some Silks, but have never used texture mediums. I think I’m gonna have to try that! 😀

  28. I love the fact that Jodi Ohl is self taught and that she teaches us (those of us lucky enough to have taken a class from her) and INSPIRES us to embrace our own uniqueness. I love her story of becoming an artist and that gives me HOPE to become one myself. I love the bright colors, mixing of colors, using different techniques, and products.

  29. This project is beautiful, lots of interesting shapes, textures and colors to look at. I love Jodi’s work, have taken her Twinkling H20’s class and it was awesome…highly recommend!!!

  30. I’m loving the vibrant look and texture of the Silks Acrylics & a big thank you for showcasing Jodi’s work. I’m a self-taught painter and mixed media newbie, so I’m thankful for the chance to win this great prize package. 🙂

  31. This is such a nice project!!!
    I really love how vibrant the colors are and how great they work together and blend into each other.
    Also that stenciled glitter paste is such a great accent! I love that it takes some of that color below!

  32. I just tried my hand at my first mixed media canvas and am so happy to have learned about splash of color. This is a new world for me and I can’t wait to create more. This is fantastic.

  33. really beautiful piece! I hope to make it to the level of amazing artist like yourselves. I have a lot of health problems one of being end stage renal disease so I’m disabled and can not work or carry on a normal life so I spend a lot of time doing art work at home and I’m just getting started selling some of my art pieces. I live off of ssi disability so I don’t get alot of money each month so I’m hoping enough people like my art and want to buy so I can at least make enough for more art supplies. so winning this would be down right amazing and very helpful

  34. This is a stunning project. I’d love to win such a gorgeous array of products with which to play! Please, please, please pick me!!!!!

  35. I do a little painting and love papercrafts, Jody’s techniques would take me to a new level while using some unique products from Splash of Color.

  36. Wow….very fascinating. I will have to dig out my stencils and some other supplies I haven’t used in a while. Very, very vibrant and pretty. thank you for sharing.

  37. What I love about this is EVERYTHING. I really like the blending of all the colors and mediums and textures–what a college is all about. I even think I could do this and will definitely try it.

  38. I have fallen head over heels in love with this project! I can’t wait to try the technique. I’d love to win the giveaway to be able to do such beautiful things.

  39. Love, love, love mixed media. Hope there will be more posted projects . Your work is awesome!
    I can’t wait to try the photo transfer. Thank you so much!

  40. I have a few of the small sizes of silks that I bought at Michaels. After watching Jodi’s inspiring video, I can’t wait to try these new paints and try some mixed media.

  41. I just love the orange, pink and green together. What a combo. So artsy.

  42. I’m enjoying the mixed media. I look at magazines, which have so many great ideas. I need to get my feet wet. You did such a great project–I like the colors and textures.

  43. Thanks for sharing your “cool” project with us – would love to try Splash of Color mixed media, and thanks for the chance to win.

  44. I was blown away by the eye catching colors and designs …wow,,,this is definitely priority on my must try list …thank you for the inspiration

  45. WOW…absolutely loved your instructional video using the silk acrylics. Loved the project, textures, colors and techniques. I certainly learned a lot. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

  46. Even if it’s too late for the drawing, I have to say what a joy it was to watch this very talented artist create, share and teach us. The art piece was so beautiful and luminescent and vibrant. What a wonderful and valuable this website is. This was really a class that we didn’t pay for. Thank you Jodi for the lesson. And thank you Paper Crafters Library for providing us with such valuable resources.

  47. Love the silks. Bought some modeling cream at a papercrafting convention and need to get into that. The prize package would be an awesome thing to have in my craft room!

  48. Two words…Absolutely Beautiful!!! I love vibrant colors…thank you for your tutorial…just loved it!

  49. Amazing projects!!! Love what I am seeing people do with Splash of Color products!!!
    <3 J

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