Ken Oliver Color Bursts Watercolored Technique Pieces

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Ken Oliver Color Bursts Watercolored Technique Pieces

When I saw the Ken Oliver Color Bursts the other day, I knew IMMEDIATELY that they needed to come to mama.

Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean!

Am I RIGHT?  These little bottles of powder are SO COOL!

The color is really intense, the product is fun to play with, you get different results every time, you might even find little bursts of different colors in the bottle and they are just plain FUN!  (huh?  did I already say that?)

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After making the technique pieces, I got busy…for the blue background, I decided on the intricate Toulouse Background die cut out of sparkly goodness, and kept the rest of the card very simple.

Color Bursts Ken Oliver My second card wasn’t quite as simple (though it’s still simple!).

I actually made the blue and purple and yellow and orange technique piece the other day when I barely had the Color Burst Powders out of the package!  (You may have seen my video on Facebook or Instagram!)

I cut it out with the Dots Die by Penny Black (some painter’s tape on the back kept some of the circle punch outs in place), added a flower, a banner sentiment and a fun stitched look background.

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As far as I can tell these cool little powders are sold out just about everywhere right now – I do see 4 out of 6 colors on Amazon right now.

A Cherry on Top has red.

If you see them anywhere else, leave a comment below!

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  • Tami Woods June 8, 2015, 10:32 pm
    Tupelo Designs currently has violet and orange. They are one of my favorite places to shop with a very personal touch. Every package is like getting a present.

  • Effie June 8, 2015, 11:07 pm

    Great tutorial! I’m picking up my color bursts at the Ink Pad tomorrow! Must have them NOW!! Thank you for sharing, Catherine!!!

  • Lisa Harrolle June 8, 2015, 11:11 pm

    Those colorbursts look like fantastic fun!! Thanks for showing us what we can do with these Catherine. Straight to my wish list they go!

  • Louise R June 8, 2015, 11:49 pm

    OMG. these are FANTASTIC!! I gotta get some. Thanks heaps for sharing them.

  • Theresa June 9, 2015, 1:19 am

    So Awesome! ! I have a couple and didn’t know quite what to do with them. This looks so fun! Thanks for always providing such wonderful inspiration.

  • Connie Brooks June 9, 2015, 8:29 am


  • Christine Smith June 9, 2015, 6:41 pm

    Loving these colours and the cards are fab! xxx

  • Linda Grady June 9, 2015, 8:41 pm

    You are having too much fun, Catherine!! What a neat product this is!

  • PatM June 9, 2015, 9:06 pm

    Love, love these new Ken Oliver Bursts. You can find all of them along with his beautiful and versatile Watercolor Paper Pads at These items come and go quickly.

  • PatM June 9, 2015, 9:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing some techniques with these new fun paints! Love, love thenew Ken Oliver Bursts. I really enjoyed watching you “play” with the colors and they make such gorgeous designs. And….there are NO MISTAKES! You can find all of them along with his beautiful Watercolor Paper Pads at Check it out because I’m sure these items will go quickly.

  • Erin June 10, 2015, 11:26 am

    Cafe Crop in Merrillville, IN has all the colors in stock and they will ship anywhere in the US. Visit their website at or call them at (219) 661-1624. They also have a facebook page for more info! Love that store…it’s my home away from home!!

  • Donna Faye June 10, 2015, 2:34 pm

    Love the Color Bursts. All 6 colors are available at listed under mixed media supplies.

  • Valerie Martin June 11, 2015, 10:46 pm

    I have been loving these!

    Rubber Necker has all six on sale. Here is the link.

  • Judith Sigler June 13, 2015, 10:09 am

    Projects turn out so unique every time!! What a great find, Catherine, and I LOVED your project samples, too!! ALWAYS fun to get your newsletter and “see what’s new” in product and technique!! HAPPY STAMPIN’ & CREATIN’!!

  • Boryana June 14, 2015, 12:51 am

    I like the second approach better – putting the powder down first and then spraying it with water. I think the burst effect is more wow that way and the colors are more vibrant. I like the speckles too. Thank you, Catherine.

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