Friday, January 29, 2021

PaperArtsy Infusion Background

Happy Friday! Ericka here and today I'm playing with the PaperArtsy Infusions which are watercolor powders that once they are wet give a unique and beautiful look to any project.

I love all the ways you can use these Infusions and colors they produce. For my background I layered the colors and let each layer dry before adding another color. I used Infusions in Raspberry, Golden Sands, and Green Man.

I thought my background would go perfectly with the Lavinia Rufus and Floral Wreath.

Check out my blog, Strangely Creative for more details on how I created my card as well as another version I created with PaperArtsy Fresco Paint and Infusions.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Pigment Powder Ocean Scene

  Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This week we are all playing with pigment powders, such as Infusions or Brushos.

I used the Visible Image fishnet stencil, attached it to my card base and sprinkled Infusions as well as Brushos on my card. Spritzed with water and took the stencil off. Let it dry. Stamped the  octopus and fish onto scrap paper, colored them and added them to the card. Stamped the shoals of fish. Added the heat embossed sentiment. Trimmed the card and added it to a white card base. 

I just love ocean scenes!
See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

An Art Journal Page using Infusions and Brushos

Hi, Connie here with an Art Journal page using the
 Infusions and Brushos to create an unique canvas to showcase
your art work.

My inspiration for this Art Journal page was to find the Beauty in everyday.
I haven't been feeling that at all~ so 2021 is a new start!!!  To create with the
 Infusions and Brushos I just added a very small amount to my 
wet cardstock and let the crystals bleed out. I added more water and then dabbed off.
I loved the added look the stencils give the background.

The stamped images are colored in with the Infusions and then cut out and
added to the journal page. I soaked up extra color from the 
Brushos on the tag. Nothing went to waste!!! The flowers are outlined with
a white gel pen.  The diamond stencil is used to add more white in the 

Products used:

Fine Flowers Vol. 2
I used Fine Flowers Vol. 1but this one will work great also!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope enjoy the
Art Journal pages as much as I do creating


Tuesday, January 26, 2021


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!

Topflight Products Used:

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

"Tea staining"

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

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