Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Dreamer

Greetings! It's Tuesday which means it's Kathi here to share a project with you. This week my teammates and I are experimenting with pigment powders such as Brusho Crystal Colors and Infusions

I've made a card using four colors of Brusho Crystal Colors with stamps from Crafty IndividualsPolkadoodles. Katzelkraft, and a stamp and stencil from Lavinia Stamps.

Here it the 5.5" x 8.5" card. 

To create the background, heavy watercolor paper was spritzed with water, sprinkled with Brusho Crystal Colors and heat set. This step was repeated multiple times until I was happy with the colors. Then I either stamped, stenciled, or both. One interesting thing that I discovered there was a difference in color when using the rough or smooth side of the watercolor paper. I used the same Brusho colors on the sleeping cat and the sentiment as I used on the lion, figuring that the texture might add a visual interest, but not expecting such a big difference.

Please visit Kat's Tales of Stamping for complete supply lists and instructions!

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Thanks for visiting today! See you next Tuesday!

Monday, January 25, 2021

Embossing Resist with PaperArtsy Infusions Powder

 


Happy Monday friends!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you to share some fun ideas using PaperArtsy Infusions pigment powder.  If you know me, you can testify that I am a terrible procrastinator.  Sometimes I just hate that about myself, but sometimes with art projects I procrastinate and let ideas sort of "marinade" in my mind and then go wild when the time comes to get things done.  This was the case today and I am so glad it was!  I kept trying and trying to think of a new idea for Infusions powders and I think I have come up with one, a way to use them for embossing resist.  For my pair of tags, I've used opposite colors to show you how you can achieve a layering effect.  Because these pigment powders are extremely water reactive, they need to be sealed somehow if you want to add any wet medium on top.  My solution was this:


I used Versamark reinker and a brayer, spreading a thin layer of reinker onto my gel press printing plate.  I like using the plate for stamping with paints because it is a little soft, so I figured it would work well with Infusions too.  I used seven drops of reinker and several shakes of Raspberry Infusions.  I sprayed just a couple of drops of water as needed to help the pigment spread.  I used it as an "ink pad", brayering smooth between stamping.  I embossed my images with clear powder, which stuck beautifully to the Infused Versamark ink.  I ended up having a ton of pigment left on my gel press, so I spritzed with water and made all of the other backgrounds shown here, as not to waste the pigment.  I didn't emboss them for time sake.  The trick was continued spritzing and brayering between stamping.  I washed my brayer and gel press with soap and water and a little brush because they got a little sticky from the Versamark ink drying out while I stamped, so don't do this if you've built up a lot of good paint on your plate that you want to use for a paint pull because it will get washed off.  
 
*Update: Instagram video tutorial HERE


The moment of truth cane to see if my embossed pigment bled: I spritzed my embossed tags with water then sprinkled on A Bit Jaded Infusions and let the colors run around.  They did NOT mix with my embossed portions and I was so happy!  I truly cannot wait to try this technique again.


I pulled out my Prism Ink Pad color chart and found a perfect match to A Bit Jaded, the Peacock Green Prism ink pad.  I made another panel of dyed Raspberry and then embossed the flower by Tracy Scott in Peacock and clear EP.  So far we have, embossing, stamping, spritzing, now we have dipping and watercolor.  I used a Sizzix die and a water brush for the foliage and added some contrast to my flower with a white Posca pen.


I decided to let my tags flatten under some books and moved onto another panel to play.  This time I used my stamped and spritzed background with another of Tracy's dotty mini stamps.  I mixed in a stamp set by Sara Naumann for the foliage this time.


To get this fluffy flower, I simply spritzed the stamp while positioned on my stamp platform with water.  I spritzed the brayer too, then sprinkled on Infusions and moved the pigment around with the brayer and stamped onto three sheets of copy paper.  I then lined up the three sheets and cut them all out as one, easy peasy.  I glued the centers together and crinkled the layers.  It was a very effective way to stamp and left the most beautiful watery effect on the images.


Finally, I soaked a whole sheet of copy paper in water and added a little more A Bit Jaded Infusions, folding the paper over and wrinkling it to help the color blend out.  I cut a long strip folded it into thirds to cut out the fabulous First Edition Doily Die.  (Die cutting thin paper requires layers, so double or triple up!)  I was inspired to try this by my latest adventures in making tea stained paper.  Oh the possibilities!


I love the doilies tucked into my tags for texture!  So let's recap.  Take some time to play with your PaperArtsy Infusions powder and try the following.  I hope you're inspired!  Hugs, Autumn

Embossing
Stamping
Spritzing
Dipping
Watercolor
Brayering
"Tea staining"

Check out the assortment of PaperArtsy Infusions at Topflight Stamps today!!









Friday, January 22, 2021

Stencil Embossing Journal Page

Happy Friday! Ericka here with a journal page I made using the PaperArtsy Tracey Scott PS 210 with embossing powder.

I created my page by using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints with a brayer and then used the PaperArtsy Sara Naumann 45


I used the PaperArtsy Tracey Scott PS 210 with texture paste and then added Emerald Creek Embossing for a bright pop of color.


To finish my page, I used the PaperArtsy Alison Bomber 19 Life & Living set


 

For more information on how I created my page, stop by my blog Strangely Creative. Have a wonderful weekend.

Also don't forget to take advantage of the stencil sale going on this weekend!


 

 



Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dandelion Wishes

 Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This week's theme is anything goes. 



I stamped the Dandelion with Versamark and heat embossed it in white. Sprinkled Infusion pigment powder on it and spritzed with water. Moved some of the colors around and added a touch more where I wanted it. Let it dry. Added the sticker sentiment.



See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.


Here are the stamp supplies I used:
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Creating Card Backgrounds with Infusions

Hi, Connie here for Topflight Stamps.  Today I'm creating with Crafty
Individuals, Darkroom Door and Infusions.  Some really fun
stuff!!!



The background is stamped out and then colored in with Infusions.
The more you move the color around you will get variations of the colors.
I used a water brush for that.  A tip to share if the infusions dry out on
your non stick mat just add water to reconstitute.  No need to add more infusions.
 Add more water to lighten the color and dab off with a paper towel.


An embellishment cluster is added using the stamps by Crafty Individuals.
The sentiment is by Darkroom Door.  The completed card front is
matted on cardstock and then spritzed with acrylic white paint.

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