Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Fall in Love with Aqua Pigments
Hello! It's Wednesday, that means another Inspiration Team Blog Hop with tons of inspiration. Today
we are showing you projects created using Aqua Pigments. The Brutus|Monroe Aqua Pigments are specially formulated watercolors that work beautiful on all types of mediums. It is suggested to use them straight out of the bottle but they can have water added to them to lighten any color within the range.
I am showing you how adding a few drops of household bleach to your clean water can give your backgrounds a awesome effect that you can't get with regular water. The dropper bottle makes this technique so easy!
After I added the bleach to the water I used a large paint brush and generously added the water to a panel of watercolor paper. Make sure that the paper is completely wet or the technique will not work in all area's. I used yellow first, dropping it in random places on the panel. When you drop the pigments they spread out, but have a darker "eye" in the center that will fade out. After the yellow, I dropped orange, then brown and went back with each color to fill in spaces until I had the panel completely covered with color.
Next, I cut a tag from Brown Butter cardstock using the Foundation tag dies to add my sentiment. The sentiment is heat embossed with the October Embossing Powder of the Month Club Golden Gourd. To add interest to the tag I added a piece of orange ribbon from the October Inspiration Box and sequence from Lilac Lane. Once the tag was attached that completed this simple, fun card.
I encourage you to try the Aqua Pigments. They are so much fun and kind of addicting once you start creating with them. :)
Check out the fantastic projects from the rest of our design team below.
Have a great day!