Friday, June 26, 2020
Using pigment sprinkles will result in a unique background each and every time. The flakes come alive with water, thus making exact copies impossible. Here is a rather vibrant background I made using my love of purple.
Daffodil Delight A-2
Watercolor 5-1/4 x 4
Tuxedo Black Memento
Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Playing with these pigment sprinkles is so much fun. Each spray of water results in a different look.
First, I sprinkle my pigment flakes onto my watercolor panel. I do sprinkle different colors around the card, and I try to not mix them as I sprinkle. I keep plenty of paper towels on hand.
Next, I spray with water and see my result.
I try to manipulate the flow, intensity, and mixture of colors by:
Dabbing with a paper towel
Spraying more water
Tilting the panel
Sprinkling more pigment flakes
Repeating the process
until I have a panel or background I like. I have also learned to keep all of my panels because when they dry completely, they may look a bit different.
Once a panel is completely dried, I stamp large bold images, silhouettes, or use die cuts.
I do recommend the use of a Stamparatus, MISTI, or Stamp-a-ma-jig if you have one. These tools allow you to stamp several times on the same spot to reach the intensity you find pleasing.
I used a Daffodil Delight card base for my card to balance the light yellow with the deeper purple. I think it worked. What do you think? Take another look:
Obviously, you can opt for a Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, or Whisper White card base. Your creation, your choice.
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