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.
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.
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.