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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 for the first time 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).

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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.


Special Splash of Color Guest Designer

Today we also have a special Splash of Color Guest Designer.  Marah Johnson 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 Marah’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

529marahbioshot“I don’t ever remember not making things; an artist mother and a very creativefather raised me. Being an artist is in my genes and in many ways I feel as if I was predestined to be exactly where I am. I was raised in a truly bohemian hippie lifestyle where making things was how we supported ourselves as we traveled from state to state, coast to coast, selling our wares. I met many artists and artisans along the way, and being the precocious little one that I was, I always asked everyone I met to show me what they were making. Nearly every one of those artists would teach me something. My mother, who is currently a fine artist, taught me more than I can ever give her credit for… from sewing, to creating natural dyes, to plaster casting, candle making, papier maché, knitting,crochet, embroidery, carding wool, spinning wool, weaving, beading, jewelry… the list goes on and on. Suffice it to say she gave me my creative wings and I chose to fly. I have now been in the craft industry for about 14 years! I don’t think I could tell you what part of my creative career I love more – teaching, creating, product development, and marketing all provide a bit of an adrenalinerush for me.
“In addition to being a mixed media artist, versatile designer, product developer, and teacher, she’s wearing yet another hat and title: VP and Brand Manager of Splash of Color. Marah Currently resides in Huntington beach, CA.


Splash of Color Guest Designer Project: Mixed Media Card


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)

Mixed Media Card Instructions

Step 1. Direct to rubber-stamping using Twinkling H2o’s by Luminarte.
• Choose Twinkling H20 colors, I suggest at least three different colors per image to create depth and texture. • Hydrate Twinkling H2O’s with water and let sit until the paint becomes a nice creamy almost honey like consistency
• Use a wide flat paintbrush to paint rubber stamp with a nice even coat of Twinkling H20’s
• Spritz stamp to make sure stamp is hydrated evenly and stamp image.
• Stamp background image directly on to card
• Stamp several butterfly images on an extra piece of card stock
• Let butterflies dry and cut two out for center of card





Step 2. Glitter paste and stencil background
• Using Silks by Luminarte and a sponge applicator put a coat of silks on to stencil and let dry.
• Once silks are dry on the stencil, place stencil on card and using Iridescent Glitter Paste by Viva Colour stencil only on the outside border of card. You will notice that the silks are activated by the Glitter Paste and create an outline around each stencil shape.
• Use a LOW TEMP heat gun to increase dry time of Glitter Paste by Viva Colour


Step 3. Finishing Card
• Layer both butterflies one on top of the other and adhere together only in the center of the bodies leaving the wings to fly free
• Add sentiment

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Marah Johnson 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 visit Marah on her facebook page here and Youtube page 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!

99 replies on “Featured Company: Splash of Color”

  1. I’ve never heard of splash of color—-
    So glad I’ve found out about them here on your blog
    thanks for the chance to win some wonderful goodies!

  2. WOW! I love how this looks. Marah has done a fabulous job on this project. I love the Iridescent Glitter Paste, it adds such a nice, subtle sparkle! I’ve never thought to use the Twinkling H20’s on stamps, something new I just learned.

    Marah and Andrea, thanks for sharing.

    Elaine Allen

  3. What a beautiful card, love all the sparkly goodness. I’ve used Twinkling H2O’s before but have never tried the other products. I’ll have to add them to my wish list.

  4. Thanks for the detailed instructions.
    I really like how the butterflies look
    in the center of the card.
    Carla from Utah

  5. I don’t know much about mixed media but do love what you made! I’d love to experiment if I won!

  6. Lovely! I’ve had no desire to use pastes until now but that glitter paste is fantastic! Definitely something I’ll be thinking of in the future.

  7. It would be such fun to be able to play with the glitter paste, but everything is artistically appealing!

  8. Marah’s card looks lovely but I’m sure the photos doesn’t do it justice. I’d love to be able to see the shimmer.

  9. A beautiful card. I’ve never tried these products but they look like they would be great. Can’t wait to get some. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. WOW ..LOVE it so gorgeous!!
    don’t have any of the products…each time I see new things I haven’t seen of heard of…..would love to try them ..thanks so much for a chance to win these…

  11. What a fantastic projects. Love the texture and shimmer ! I have been wanting to try Silks for some time now 🙂

  12. Oh my – I have always loved Marah’s work! This piece is gorgeous. I love seeing how she did it too. Thank you so much for the chance to win! Would love to try these products!

  13. This is one of the most unique and interesting cards I’ve ever seen using products Ive never even heard of before! I hope this company gets its products out to more designers and stores because I’d like to see more of what they can do. Especially since I’m getting more and more into mixed media and am fascinated by the processed used. I’ve heard of viva deco paper and pearl pens and that’s it. So please, bring your products to the attention of more paper crafters! They look amazing!

  14. Beautiful card! I have used Twinkling H2O’s for years, but have never tried any of these other products. I can’t wait to try them, especially the glitter paste! Thanks for introducing this company to me.

  15. Oh my … I’ve got these products and going to give this a try. LOVE the finished look. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Splash of color is right, this is a beautiful card.I have never used glitter paste before.

  17. Gorgeous card! I’m just getting into mixed media and I really enjoyed this tutorial. Loving those glitter pastes!

  18. I love the techniques with these great products. I have some of the products, but would love the chance to win all of them!

  19. Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial! I love the butterfly and the colors.

  20. Wawh, that look so great, all the beautiful colors. Thanks for a chance to win it.

  21. This is such a great company. Recently placed an order and can hardly wait to get my products!

  22. Thank you for sharing these awesome tips! Love them and also the products are amazing!

  23. such a pretty card and TFS a great tutorial, I must go pull out my H2O’s now!!!

  24. What beautiful colours, so soft and it makes the butterfly look like it just popped out. Never thought of trying the iridescent colours in that manner.

  25. wow….shinny and beautiful 🙂 thanks for bringing this product to our attention (how can one not notice)

    Thank you for sharing the directions on this project what inspiration especially for this newbie!

  26. What a gorgeous card. Would love to win the supplies to make it.


  27. Absolutely awesome. Love the H2o colors and the Glitter paste. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Absolutely love butterflies and the newer mosaic background stencil. Marah’s project is stunning. I have used and love Twinkling H2O’S by Luminarte a lot. Looking forward to purchasing and trying Glitter Pastes and Silks.
    Thanks and please keep up the awesome sites and information.


  29. This is gorgeous. I would really love to play with those products. Thanks a bunch for the opportunity to win.

  30. Beautiful card! Love mixed media. Looking forward to using these products. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  31. I’ve never tried Splash of Color, H2O’s, but they look fab to work with…gorgeous glitter…

  32. I love the idea of mixed media. I’ve never seen the glitter paste I would love to try it. Beautiful work!

  33. Gorgeous card with beautiful colors!
    The Silks and the Glitter Paste look like some fabulous products to try out!

  34. I have several of these items but must admit to seldom using them. Perhaps this will encourage me to break them out this weekend and play.

  35. Wow! What a gorgeous card!! Some of the products used are new to me. I will definitely be looking for them when I’m craft shopping in the future.

  36. Absolutely beautiful card!! I’m not familiar with Splash of Color, but am thrilled to learn about them here on your blog. Thanks for keeping me current on what clearly are some wonderful new products.

  37. That is one gorgeous card! I have heard of some of these products but had never heard of a splash of colour. I will definately look for these products!

  38. What a beautiful card and great inspiration to dig ou my twinkling H2Os!! The template and stamp are stunning!

  39. Awesome card – always amazed what mixed media can create. I’ve seen so many different styles.
    Thanks for the chance to win, and try my hand at using these products.

  40. I love the color combos. The silks really did make a lovely background color.
    Thanks for sharing. I hope I win. I would love to use these products right away.

  41. I love this technique. I have never used H2O’s or glitter paste. Now I really want to try it. I love anything with the word glitter in it. I guess I am a “bling” person. Thanks Marah for the demonstration and the introduction to these products. I will keep a positive attitude about winning this. Thanks

  42. The name, Spash of Color, drew me in. I love it. I also haven’t heard of this company but now that I know about them, I intend to check them out. The project was great and I can’t wait to see more.

  43. Luvvvvv the twinking H20s, and mixed media projects are so beautiful to create. Hope I win!!!!!

  44. Quite MORE than a Splash of Color. Bet this is breathtaking in person.
    Lynn L

  45. Wow! Beautiful card!! i have just recently purchased some Silks and love them!!!

  46. I love mixed media on anything. I will have to search out splash of color.

  47. Well, that is AMAZING. I love the technique. I never heard of glitter paste before. Cool, thank you for the opportunity. I would love to try this!!

  48. WOW!!! Splash of Color. The name says it all. What a great medium. Thanks for sharing.

  49. I tell you what: I would faint if I won this blog candy. I want to get into mixed media so bad I can taste it, but don’t know much about what product to buy. Marah’s card and directions on how to use the product are awesome, but I know I need to know more! I am going to her blog to read up, but just wanted to say thank-you Andrea for spotlighting her art. I so hope you pick my name as this would be a great start into a whole new world of art for me.

  50. Wow, thanks for introducing us to Splash of colour, just the stuff I love.

  51. Wow – how beautiful is that! Would love to win products to try it out as I am just about to start dabbling into ‘mixed media”. Thanks for the opportunity!

  52. The colors are GREAT and thank you for reminding my about how fantastic Twinkling H20’s are. After seeing this card I’m going to dig out my supply of them and give this technique a try

  53. That is so nice and those colours realy look great together, that would be awesome price to win.

  54. Love the card! So colorful. And I love learning of a new company, Splash of Color, that I’d never heard of before! Yay! Thanks for all the great posts!

  55. The name Splash of Color says it all for this project! Glad to learn about a new company.

  56. So many layers of texture and color. Love the butterfly. It looks as if it could just fly off of that page!

  57. This is wonderful! What a great idea and I just love the colors! As I don’t have an original idea in my head I just love it that others share their talent. Thanks!

  58. Wonderful love the way the butterfly stands out on the background. This is just perfect!

  59. Absolutely stunning. Love the shine and color combos. Thanks for the tut and chance to win the giveaway.

  60. Love the card, find it hard to get some of the products used though I try to use what I have, thanks for the inspiration and sharing your passion.

  61. Hi,

    What a cool technique. I hadn’t heard of the Viva Decor Glitter paste before. This is a technique I want to try. Thanks for sharing.

  62. I love the glitter paste!!! I can’t wait to find an outlet that sells this product locally so I can try that out myself.

  63. First time ive heard of Splash Of Color. The card turned out so beautiful and stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  64. Those Twinkling H2O’s add so much to the card! I’ve never tried them, but am anxious to use them now!

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