Friday, June 26, 2020

Butterfly Sprinkles

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.

   Beautiful Day

   Daffodil Delight A-2
   Watercolor 5-1/4 x 4

   Tuxedo Black Memento

Pigment Sprinkles:
   Melon Mambo
   Daffodil Delight
   Gorgeous Grape


   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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  1. Love the bold vibrant colors on this card. I agree pigment powders are so much fun and make a different card every time.

  2. WOW! Your background turned out awesome! Lovely card, Sally!

  3. Thank you, Ladies. I have so much fun playing with these pigment sprinkles. I do get impatient waiting for the cards to dry...