Saturday, 26 October 2019

What to do with Pigment Sprinkles?

I have been playing around with Stampin' Up's pigment sprinkles and what a lot of fun they are! I used them to make spectacular backgrounds for cards. I teamed them up with the Here's to Strong Women stamp set and this is what I came up with:

The effects were made on Stampin' Up's water colour paper - Fluid 100. Sprinkles were strategically placed on the paper using colours that combined well. You can also use all the colours together for a vibrant and multicoloured look. The paper with sprinkles was then sprayed with water using the Stampin' Spritzer.

I then tried using the sprinkles with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. Just place the mask on the watercolour paper, sprinkle and then spritz lightly from about 30 cm above your work of art. Then carefully remove the mask and you are left with the brick design, or the star design as seen in the examples above. There are four mask designs in total but I just used those two.

Finally, for the green and purple background above I spritzed the paper before I added the sprinkles. I used the Bermuda Bay sprinkles first and blended them using the Aqua Painter (a water filled painting brush). Then I sprinkled some of the Gorgeous Grape (purple) sprinkles on top of that, and just let the magic evolve!

When it has all dried it is time to stamp!

Here are the finished cards:

This card was given to my mother - a very strong woman who has lived on three continents. The Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch were used.

This was given to my eldest who has exceeded our expectations in all her accomplishments! I used just the Melon Mambo sprinkles and placed on a matt of Melon Mambo cardstock and finished off with Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. The sentiment was stamped with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder.

This was given to my youngest daughter. She has shown exceptional maturity and sensitivity in navigating all the complexities of our little family with it's challenging dynamics and personalities, and has managed to hold her own! The brick pattern was made using embossing paste dyed with a bit of the blue pigment sprinkles and laid on using a palette knife with the brick mask. Medium Daisy Punch was used for the flowers, and the sentiment is a favourite as it can be used for male recipients as well.

This card was given to the lovely wife of my brother, who has two little strong women of her own.
And finally, the card below was for my lovely mother-in-law and sister-in-law, both strong women in their own right.

I just loved the process of making these cards, and giving them away, knowing that the sentiments were meaningful and heartfelt. There is a lot of joy to be found here. Happy crafting!

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