Playing with Pigment Sprinkles Part 2

More projects from my Pigment Sprinkles class:

Directed Spray Technique:  This is a technique I learned from Jackie Bultje‘s blog a few years ago when we were playing with Brushos.  It’s very simple, but very effective!

Choose 2-3 colours and grab some cotton swabs to use as daubers.  We used Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo for this card.
Mask the top portion of a piece of Watercolor Paper, being sure to secure it to you grid paper. We found that masking tape worked better than this Post-It Tape I tried.  Then daub alternating spots of colour along where the tape and paper meet up.
Hold the entire grid paper up at an angle and spray water down and away from the masked section of Watercolor Paper.
Knowing when to stop spraying is the hardest part! I wish I’d stopped one spritz earlier so I didn’t get the runners, but oh, well. It adds interest, right?
Once the Watercolour Paper is dry, remove the tape mask.  I mounted mine on Melon Mambo and a Gorgeous Grape card base, and added the sentiment cut with the Well Written Dies in Mango Melody.

I love the effect the blasts of water made on the pigment sprinkles, activating individual crystals as they struck the paper…who knew that one of the colours had that bright blue in its makeup?

The cards made by my customers using masking tape had a crisper line…the Post-It tape let the moisture bleed up into the masked area.

Tinted Embossing Paste: Pigment Sprinkles activate with water…and it doesn’t take much!  The liquid in our White and Shimmery White Embossing Pastes are enough to make it work.

This mandala mask was placed over Whisper White card stock and the 6 colours of Pigment Sprinkles were mixed into dabs of White Embossing Paste.  The proportions were such that the colours are super-saturated and came out looking much more like the Regals family than the Brights!
This mask was placed over Watercolor Paper and then I mixed Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles into dabs of Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  I smeared the Bermuda Bay top-down, and the Daffodil Delight bottom-up, and they blended a bit in the middle.
I did a little cutting-down, matting on Cajun Craze and then a Garden Green card base. I also added a retired sentiment die-cut in Black Foil that was sitting on my desk.
In this picture you can really see the sparkle of the Shimmery Embossing Paste!  I trimmed down the masked layer and mounted it on Daffodil Delight before adding it to a Bermuda Bay card base.  I stamped an image and sentiment from Silhouette Scenes onto Vellum card stock in Versamark, and then used Black Shimmer Embossing Powder to heat emboss.  I cut it out with an Oval Layering Die and adhered with a little Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the image and words.

Come back tomorrow for more techniques and projects with Pigment Sprinkles!


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