Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Snowflakes + Aqua Pigments
Heather B. here today showing you how to use an embossing folder and Aqua Pigments to create beautiful background for your cards. If you are not familiar with Aqua Pigments they are specially formulated watercolors that work beautiful on all types of mediums. We suggest using them straight out of the bottle but they can have water added to them to lighten any color within the range. Use Aqua Pigments for watercoloring and washes of color on watercolor paper or card stock.
There are two sets, set 1 and 2 available along with a special edition Sparkling Holiday Set and Holly Jolly Set. There is also a metallic collection.
Let's jump right in. To begin I opened up the embossing folder on my Brutus Monroe media mat and added drops of Blue Violet and Turquoise Aqua Pigments to one side of the folder. The dropper bottle found on the Aqua Pigments make this step very easy. After I had the droplets placed where I wanted, water was then added to the folder using a spray bottle. The more water, the more your pigments will move when embossed. A piece of watercolor cardstock was put in the folder, you could also you Aqua Pigment paper for this technique. I did not have any at the time.
Next, the embossing folder was ran through my die cut machine. The inks may push out of the folder. I kept a rag close to wipe up any over flow. Once you remove the paper you can add more color and water if there are area's that you want more color. You can truly Create Your Own Ending with this technique.
Once the panel had dried it was cut down to fit a A2 size mat of Lilac glitterstock. For the sentiment I used "Let it Snow" from the Merry & Bright Stamp Set embossed with blue embossing powder from the Hanukkah set on a piece of vellum cut using the foundation circle die set. Once the sentiment was adhered with craft glue. To add a final touch Lilac Nuvo drops were added around the sentiment.
Aqua Pigments are so much fun to use different techniques. We hope that you will give them a try and show us how you Create Your Own Ending on our Fan Facebook Page.
Have a great day!
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