Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Neon Love- the color dipping trend and scrapbooking

Happy Fourth of July!
Today I want to buck the trending topic and share a page I made for Scrap FX featuring a design element I have seen all over the place lately- dye color dipping.
"What is 'dye dipping', crazy lady?" You might say.

It's literally dipping the legs, arms or other part of an object in neon or metallic paint (or dye) for some added color without the blinding rays a whole neon green couch would let off.
So this woodgrain embossed paper- I must find bulk packs of it because it's my favorite stash item right now.
I found the 8 by 11 size at my LSS but SC has it 12 by 12. GET SOME- it's freaking GORG!
MATERIALS: vellum, Fiskars XL star squeeze punch, Scrap FX telegraph wire chipboard, Hambly trannys, MT washi tape, Maya Road ledger trannys, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphas, American Crafts mini glitter brads, Staedtler water color paint

Check out Etsy to see what I mean (don't want to use photos here without permission):
Dipped neon
I thought I would give it a whirl in a scrapbook page.
Here's the thing- I'm kinda nuts about wasting my expensive magenta water color paint so I didn't just fill up a bowl and dip away.

I painted the paper and tried my best to make it look "dipped".
This was hella fun!
I suggest you run out to Benjamin Moore and get one of their 4 dollar "sample" paints and try "dipping" your own house wares- you just might LOVE IT!
lovely delicate layers- vellum is DA BOMB!
I'm coveting a set of neon pink hand thrown porcelain bowls- they are so SO pretty but Lola would use them for floor target practice so I will just stare at the photos and dream.
Scrap Fx telegraph poles- delightfully RANDOM-
who needs matchy-matchy themey pages? "Not I!" said the cat!
Have a SAFE 4th of July holiday folks!
PLEASE don't get your drink on and take to the wheel!
And PLEASE don't dare each other to hold the fireworks.
Your local ER staff would appreciate one less client and I like my readers to be happy and whole.


MuChOS SmOoChEs!


  1. Awesome page! I just love everything about it. The mix of supplies is super fun. Thanks for the inspiration and enjoy your holiday! =)

  2. Love that wood grain paper too!!! I'll have to give this dipping technique a go neat. I love the negative punch strip at the bottom :) Happy 4th to your fam!!

  3. ACK!! I love this page! MUST have the woodgrain paper...I'm bad with acronyms...what is SC again? Oh and you are a master of trends girlie :D! Very good to take an industrial element (electrical pole) and dip in hot pink..oh yeah, love it!

  4. Oi...que belo isso!
    Eu adoro estes elementos,o poste de eletricidade é divertido :)
    A sua imagem e o design simplesmente maravilhoso!!!!
    Eu fico feliz com os seus comentários,eu AMO o seu trabalho também.

  5. This is gorgeous, Michelle, and I love those telephone poles! So random!

  6. Wow, Michelle, amazing work!! I love your funky fun style, so unique, so awesome!!

  7. this is beyond awesome!!!!

  8. Totally funky fresh page!! Love the telephone poles with the dipped bottoms and all the transparent elements - 'specially the orange chevron!!! Lovin' the picture of Lola as well! Happy 4th to you and yours!


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