I looked at this challenge and though I haven't got any pigments! Then as I was reading the explanation of all the pigments available it suddenly dawned on me that I had 2 kinds! Mica and pigments.
Primary Elements Artist-Pigments are created by hand blending bright clean high quality pigments with our proprietary blend of mica's and other minerals. The result is brilliant colours refracting light similar to a crystal. The sparkle and shimmer of Twinkling H2Os add depth and dimension, even when used in washes. Artist Pigments are perfect for mixed media.
Artist-Pigments TM, mixes with ease in gum acrylic medium, water-based polyurethane acrylic glaze or gel mediums.
So that's what I have used, but I really need some ! Obviously because I need non sparkly .
For this challenge I was inspired by the design done by Kay Carley.
But I wanted to try embossing powder over the wet pigments! I haven't seen it done before, then realised it would be very hard to achieve as with this method there is too much water on the card! So I didn't bother, lol.
Stamped with and then applied white embossing powder and heated with a heat gun. Anyone new to embossing must understand that a heat gun gets very hot so to melt the powder a hair-dryer doesn't get hot enough and will blow the powder away.
I spritzed the watercolour card with water.
Sprinkled the pigments all over and waited for the magic,adding water if needed in different parts.
With a wet brush lifted the colour from areas that I wanted to apply another colour.
Dabbing with a paper towel to help lift even more colour. Then applied more water with the brush and sprinkled with the pigments.
Once happy with the distribution of the powder I dried the card with a heat gun.
I liked how Kay had applied a shadow to the stamped images. I wanted to give that ago but I forgot to do it before fixing the design with Spray n Shine, lol.
Stamped the wording.
Applied Spray n Shine to fix the design.
Matted onto black card.
Will either use for a greeting card or may hang it on the wall. I've really enjoyed this technique and it's one that I know I will use often.
Tip; decant your powder into a shaker type container or if original container allows make a few small holes in the lid so that you can shake the powder onto your design. I didn't do this and found it hard to shake the powder from a stirring stick because most of the time it fell off in one big clump and so I had to use a brush to move the powder and water. Dipping ( just touch the surface is quite sufficient) a stiff brush into the powder then flicking it over the card and water gave a better result.
Artist Pigments – Ginger Peach, Blushing Rose, Sky Blue, Key Lime, Sunflower.
PaperArtsy stamps –
Wow Embossing Powder- White.
Distress Ink – Peacock.
Crafters Companion – Spray n Shine.
From my stash;
Fine mist sprayer.