Powdered Pigment Techniques Update + A New VSN Blog!

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VSN’s Powdered Pigment Techniques eArticle

If you are a stamper, I’ll bet you’ve got some powdered pigments in your stash, whether they are Perfect Pearls, Pearl-Ex, Primary Elements or whatever. When is the last time you got them out and played?

I recently took some time to review VSN’s “Powdered Pigment Techniques” eArticle. I think it has held up very well and is full of ideas and good information. I checked all of the links inside the eArticle, and while most were fine, I did find a few that go to external internet sites (either articles on powdered pigment techniques or product sites) that had gone bad. Most were due to things like a company changing names or moving a web page within their site. I’ve fixed these and the updated eArticle is now posted on VSN’s eArticle page. I also updated some of the info about VSN at the end.

If you access this eArticle by going to the site each time to read it online, then you’ll find the updated eArticle there to read the next time you visit. If you have saved this eArticle to your own computer to read offline, be sure to go to the eArticle page today and re-download it so you’ll have access to all the eArticle’s resources the next time you read it. And if you haven’t yet read this eArticle, seriously, why not? It’s free and full of all kinds of good info on using powdered pigments. It may just inspire your next stamping project!

My plan is to work my way through all the eArticles in VSN’s eArticle Library in this way to make sure each one is still up to date. I hope to get at least one done each week, so watch for more updated eArticles in coming weeks. I’ll be starting with the most popular eArticles first and then will work through them in no particular order. I’ll make a note on the eArticle page next to each updated eArticle and I’ll post a note here too, so you’ll know when each one is done. If you have a request that I do any particular eArticle sooner rather than later, please leave a comment below.

VSN is Branching Out with A Second Blog!

Blue Jay Eating a Peanut
Blue Jay Eating a Peanut

I’ve been taking a pause from writing about stamping in recent months (other than an article in RSM’s Summer 2015 issue.) If you enjoy my writing and if you like watching birds, you might like another project I’ve been working on. I’ve started a second blog, called “Birdseed & Binoculars”, about backyard birdwatching. Right now there are eleven posts up. These and future posts cover topics like choosing bird feeders, making your own improvised birdbaths and strategies for dealing with squirrels, Starlings, raptors and neighborhood cats, as well as lots of interesting info on the birds themselves. If you like birds, please check it out. And even if you aren’t into birds, if you know someone who is, please share the link with them. Many thanks!

Nancie

Powdered Pigment Techniques eArticle Posted!

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VSN’s newest eArticle, “Powdered Pigment Techniques For Stampers” has been now been posted.

Do you have a jar of powdered pigments but don’t know what to do with it? You are in for a treat because there is so much possibility in that jar! Techniques in this eArticle include mixing with a binder, dry dusting, painting with dry pigments, two ways to use them with watermark ink, two ways to use them with embossing powder, mixing with water to make paint or spray, using with stamp inks or art mediums and using with wet or dry adhesives.

57 half-sized pages designed to view comfortably on your computer screen and is also printable! (pdf version. See below right.) Color photos of technique steps. 18 beautiful stamp art examples of the techniques covered.

Read it Today!

Nancie

Powdered Pigments Technique eArticle Coming on Thursday

Powdered Pigment Artwork

Here is another card from the upcoming “Powdered Pigment Techniques” eArticle that will be posted this coming Thursday (6/20/13.) This one uses an Embossing Arts stamp, powdered pigments, glue, water and cardstock. I used one powdered pigments technique to color in the flower and another to create the background. Details coming in the eArticle.

~Nancie

Powdered Pigment Artwork

 

Nancie's Powdered Pigment ArtI hope you are having a lovely relaxing weekend and have had a chance to get your fingers a bit inky. This is a simple card I made last week using one of the techniques in the “Powdered Pigment Techniques” eArticle that will be posted this coming Thursday (6/20/13.) In the scan, you can see the copper color of the card, but not the metallic shimmer of the mica powder. It uses a oak leaf stamp from PSX, Pearl Ex (Super Copper) and VersaMark ink on white and black cardstocks.

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