Technique Talk – Poppin’ Pigment

During yesterday’s “Why Did I Buy This?” Facebook Live, I shared a technique that made me super excited!  It’s a revamp of an old technique that we used to do with Stampin’ Pastels (anyone remember those??!).

This idea is based on the technique, Poppin’ Pastels.  Instead of Pastels, we are bringing in Pigment Sprinkles.

Poppin’ Pigment Technique: Here is how to create a new look at an old technique:

  1. Ink the stamp with either Whisper White Craft Ink or Versamark.  Stamp the image on Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Use a clear block as a pallet and shake some of the Pigment Sprinkles onto it.  Use a Sponge Dauber to pick up the pigment and pat it onto the inked image.  This will transfer the pigment to the image and the ink will hold onto it.
  3. Use an inexpensive, high lacquer hair spray to “seal” the powder on the image.  This will also add a small amount of moisture to the pigment so it “activates” the colour.

You can see this technique in action in this video:

Here is a close up of the finished look:

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This is a really fun and different way to use your Pigment Sprinkles.

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I hope you enjoyed this new look at a “vintage” technique!

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