Beyond the Page Design Team Kaiser Mists Tuesday Tutorials

Get ready to take off for June – Tutorial Tuesday

June 7, 2016

Hi, Sonia here with two fabulous new Kaisercraft collections for June – ‘Just Landed’ and ‘Boho Dreams’. With the colder weather here in Australia, Just Landed is an ideal collection to either get you thinking about a trip to somewhere fabulous or scrapping your precious memories from previous travels. Boho Dreams is a beautiful collection that has a carefree feel with gorgeous warm pops of green and apricot. Ideal for warning you up on wintery days!

This week the Design Team are highlighting the new Flourish Pack ‘Travel’ that ties in perfectly with the ‘Just Landed’ collection. These wood flourishes are fun embellishments that are so versatile. For this Tutorial Tuesday I thought I would show some of the different ways these gorgeous embellishments can be coloured. Of course they are ideal to use in their natural state but there’s nothing like a little bit of fun getting messy with some colouring time!

Flourish Pack ‘Travel’ (FL576)


How cute are these wood flourishes? So in case you need a bit of colour, I have used 5 ways to colour my ‘Travel’ pieces today – Ink, Glitter, Heat Embossing, Misting and Painting:

Wood Flourishes – Inking

Kaisercraft products used: P2098 ‘World Map’ | FL576 Flourish Pack ‘Travel’ | IP719 Black Ink | IP727 Lagoon Ink | IP728 Saffron Ink | IP733 Green Ink | IP734 Red Ink | KC001 White Paint

Inking is so easy and dries quickly. One thing to remember is that the wood flourishes are porous so they ‘soak up’ colour. In the image above, the top row have been painted with white paint to prime them before inking. As you can see the colour can be quite different to the pieces in the second row where the ink has been applied to the raw wood

Wood Flourishes – Glitter

Kaisercraft products used: P2098 ‘World Map’ | FL576 Flourish Pack ‘Travel’ | IP719 Black Ink | IP727 Lagoon Ink | IP728 Saffron Ink |  IP734 Red Ink | KC001 White Paint

Other: Glitter

First I inked the Wood Flourishes and once the ink was dry, covered the surface with clear liquid adhesive and then sprinkled with glitter – fun but very messy! The white pieces were painted with white paint first rather than inked. Now you have a fun and sparkly embellishment for your projects!

Wood Flourishes – Mists

Kaisercraft products used: P2098 ‘World Map’ | FL576 Flourish Pack ‘Travel’ | KM101 Charcoal Mist | KM103 Yellow Mist | KM104 Lime Green Mist | KM105 Turquiose Mist | KM109 Red Mist | KC001 White Paint

The top row was painted white before misting so you could see the different colour effects you can get depending on your base colour. The bottom row is the wood flourishes used in their natural state. When using your mist don’t forget to swirl it around in the bottle first as all that fabulous sparkle settles to the bottom of the bottle when the bottles are not in use.

Wood Flourishes – Paint

Kaisercraft products used: P2098 ‘World Map’ | FL576 Flourish Pack ‘Travel’ | KC001 White Paint | KC010 Hot Pink Paint | KC021 Turquoise Paint | KC042 Tropical Water Paint | KC046 Olive Paint

Kaisercolour acrylic paint comes in 48 amazing colours so I’m sure you’ll find just the right shade you were looking for that is perfect for your project! I put two light coats on the pieces to build up the depth of the colour

Wood Flourishes – Heat Embossing

Kaisercraft products used: P2098 ‘World Map’ | FL576 Flourish Pack ‘Travel’ 

Other: Embossing Powder

Heat embossing is my go to technique when I want a metallic finish. Embossing powders are available in various colours and are easy to use – just make sure you have a heat-resistant mat under your pieces before you hit them with your heat gun!

So, as you can see – one box of embellishments = endless choice for creating! You’ll never be stuck for that embellishment in ‘just the right colour’ again!

Now not only do you get fabulous embellishments inside the pack, don’t forget to check out the pack itself! I just love the cute wooden box that the flourishes come in. I sprayed the empty box with Charcoal Mist and then had fun with the flourishes that I had just coloured!

‘Adventure Awaits’ Flourish Box

P2098 ‘World Map’ | PP998 Paper Pad | SS314 Sticker Sheet | FL576 Flourish Pack ‘Travel’ | IP719 Black Ink | IP733 Green Ink | | KC001 White Paint | KC021 Turquoise Paint | KM101 Charcoal Mist | KM103 Yellow Mist | SB709 Yellow Rhinestones

Other: Embossing Powder


The new Boho Dreams collections is so beautiful! The soft greens and apricots are so pretty with gorgeous imagery that will get the creative juices going! My absolutely favourite image is the sketched image of a young girl – so this had to go on the front of a journal!

‘Always be different’ Journal Cover

Kaisercraft products used: Boho Dreams Collection | CD101 Coconut Weave Cardstock | KM106 Denim Mist | KM107 Peach Mist | KM111 White Mist | CS257 Script Background Stamp | CS162 Stains Stamp | CS154 Film Edges Stamp | IT904 Fading Dots Template | DD547 Circle Vines Die | DD350 Ornate Charm Die | DD754 Dream Catcher Die | SB700 Silver Rhinestones 

Aren’t the colours so soft and pretty? The Denim Mist (KM106) and Peach Mist (KM107) go perfectly with this collection:

The beautiful colours of this collection worked perfectly to highlight two of my favourite photos of my oldest daughter so I added a journal page as well.

‘Be fabulous today’ Journal Page

Kaisercraft products used: Boho Dreams Collection | Em422 Kraft Journal | CD101 Coconut Weave Cardstock | DD557 Foliage Flourish Die | ST919 Script Words Clear Stickers | ST925 Family Clear Stickers

So I hope you are feeling the creative urge after seeing these two new collections! Whether you are a cardmaker, scrapbooker or love off the page, there is something for everyone. Happy creating!

Sonia x

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  • Reply Petrina Newell June 8, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Hi Sonia. Please can you tell me if you have done a full blog on your journal album using the Boho collection. I just love it. The front cover is gorgeous as are the pages inside. Xx

    • Reply Sonia Thomason June 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you Petrina! The journal is one that I use when I do my monthly blog posts for Kaisercraft so it’s not comprised totally of the gorgeous Boho Collection. If you are looking at doing a journal, the best advice I have to start off with is to look at it the same as a scrapbook page – just on a different scale! It’s a great way to try new techniques

  • Reply Rosemary June 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Great work. Thanks for sharing????

    • Reply Sonia Thomason June 8, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment Rosemary! I’m not sure about the question marks – it’s one of those unexplained glitches I guess :)

  • Reply Rosemary June 8, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I don’t know why those question marks came up! It was meant to be a smiley face!!!!

  • Reply June 25, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Thank you Sonia for your reply. Please can I ask how you applied the spray inks to get them to blend so much without them losing their colour ? The colours look bright and crisp. Hope that makes sense? So did you spray them apply with a sponge or brush etc?

    Petrina x

    • Reply Sonia Thomason June 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Petrina, I just sprayed straight from the bottle. Make sure you have swirled the bottle to get an even mixture as there is some settlement at the bottom of the bottle. As the wood icons are pourous I actually did two coats on all of them. Wait for the first layer to dry and then respray. If the depth of colour is not quite where you want it then do another coat. As all the colours can react differently depending on the surface they are sprayed on, I prefer to do light coats and build up layers rather than trying to get one heavy coat on. I hope that helps! Sonia x

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