Last weekend I hosted a class where we played with the Pigment Sprinkles (Annual Catalogue p. 179). These are watercolour crystals (similar to the Brushos we used to have) in 6 SU! colours: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, and Melon Mambo.
Embedded Pigment Sprinkles – I showed and explained this card to my class, but we didn’t actually make it since there are so many other fun techniques I wanted them to try.
Here’s how to make this sprinkled strip:
Sprinkle a bit of the colours directly on the embossing folder. Less is always more with these – you can always add!
You can run 2-3 pieces of paper through and get pigment on each in my experience.
Lay a piece of watercolour paper over the crystals and run through the embossing machine multiple times to embed the pigment into the paper.
Rinse off the embossing folder with water to remove any remaining crystals.
Spray a bit of water on and watch the colours bloom.
I decided it needed a touch of Bermuda Bay.
Once the strip was dry I sponged Whisper White Craft Ink lightly over the raised embossing, which helps it show up against the bright colours.