We are here for another week of Social Stamping that Kelly Kent has organised so that we have a platform to share our creations during this Social Distancing & isolation time. This week the theme is Rainbows. Rainbows have become the symbol of connectedness during these times of isolation following the theme of “we’re all in this together”. So this is the perfect theme.
So the first thing I thought of when I thought about rainbows was the Pigment Sprinkles. Ok, so I have a confession to make. I had bought the Brushos that Stampin’ Up!® previously sold and never used them, then I bought the Pigment Sprinkles months ago and they have been sitting on my shelf untouched also. I think I was a little scared of them as I don’t like making a mess and had heard stories about the sprinkles going everywhere! So I decided that now was the time to give them a go! Eeeeek!
I prepared my area with a foil tray you using for cooking, to put my cardstock in that I was colouring to try and reduce the risk of sprinkles and splashes going everywhere, I had disposable gloves on, paper on the floor to put my creations on while they were wet so they could dry, paper towels and tissues handy and a plastic bag ready to put any inky paper towels & tissues in once they were used. I was nervous, but ready! Lol.
The photo above shows the end results of what I created with the Pigment Sprinkles. I figured while I had them out, I may as well make a few as I’m not sure when I’ll have the courage to get them out again!
I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the pieces I coloured with the Pigment Sprinkles. For my first card I wet the cardstock with a spritzer and Aqua Painter to ensure that the card was wet, then sprinkled on the Pigment Sprinkles. I then spritzed it further and let the colours run into each other. I finished the card by using the image from the Beautiful You stamp set and sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set which were both heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.
For my second card I decided to put the Pigment Sprinkles on first, and then spritz the page with water so that the colour wasn’t as intense and some of the sprinkles didn’t break down as much. I cut out the sentiment & butterflies from the Well Written Dies.
For my third card I spritzed after laying down the Pigment Sprinkles again, however didn’t put as many sprinkles on to try to reduce the intensity of the colour a bit. I stamped the Eiffel Tower from the Parisian Beauty stamp set in Versamark and then heat embossed this with Black Embossing Powder. I added a few Rhinetones but wanted to let the colours and Eiffel Tower be the heroes on this card so kept it quite simple.
For my fourth card I wet the cardstock first and then sprinkled the Pigment Sprinkles on top using sheets of paper to cover parts of it so it restricted the areas that they could land and then used an Aqua Painter to spread the colour which has given the colours in straighter lines. I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set for the image and the sentiment.
Which card is your favourite? Do you prefer the more intense or subtle colour?
I still have the other 2 pieces to use on cards so will share those with you at a later time. (I ended up sharing one with you a few days ago with the Make a Splash stamp set, which you can see here)
I thought I was so careful with the sprinkles, however when cleaning up my table with spray and wipe it was amazing the colours that came up on the paper towel. Ok, so now probably wasn’t the best time to try these out due to the shortage of disposable gloves, paper towel and tissues at the moment, but it was great to finally give these a go and see what backgrounds they could create. I will give them a go again, however I might do it outside next time, just to be sure I don’t get them everywhere!
Next up is Lisa. Keep hopping around to check out all of the rainbow fun.
Click on the image below to take you to the full list of participants in this Social Stamping Blog Host, hosted by Kelly Kent.
Until next time, happy stamping