Welcome to the Stamping Sunday blog hop! You have just arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and I am Lynsay Mahon. You can see the list of the design team members to hop along with today, by clicking on the blue button:
For today’s hop, we chose to focus on Pigment Sprinkles. These granular paints are so fun to play with! You can do a lot of different techniques with them, and it’s great to have them coordinating with the Stampin’ Up! colours: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo.
I have two projects to share with you today, both using different techniques.
The first project uses a technique that makes a very fun watercolour background. Using one of the Stamparatus plates, add sprinkles to the plate. Squeeze some water onto the plate using an aqua painter or a spray bottle. Lay a piece of watercolor paper overtop of the “paint puddle” you’ve made. Remove the paper and allow to dry. Cut to the size you’d like for your project.
I used this technique to design the swaps I made for the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to the Greek Isles this year:
Isn’t that a great sentiment? I embossed both the stars and the greeting, and used the fold paper for the starburst layer. The peacock rhinestones coordinated so well with the sprinkles. I used a combo of Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay to get this rich colour of green.
For the second project, I wanted to use Stampin’ Up!’s Bakers Boxes to make a birthday package, and wanted a quick and easy way to colour it. Sprinkles to the rescue!
Here’s how to get this quick colouring technique:
- While the box is flat and unfolded, sprinkle some colour (I used Melon Mambo) onto the far side of the box.
- Use a baby wipe to “swipe” the colour across the box. I wanted the lines to be straight, so i kept the lines parallel. You could also make the lines wavy if that’s the look you’re going for.
- Stamp the stars over the coloured box.
- Allow to dry.
I also added some copper splatter to the box. To get this look, mix together multipurpose glue with a little water and splattered it onto the flat box. Then pour copper embossing powder over the splatter. Use the heat tool to emboss the copper.
The tag is simple to allow the box to shine:
Thanks for hopping with us today!
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