Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pigment Scrunch

Good morning everyone!! It's like 5:30am I have had no coffee...and I took my bone supplement pill and can't lay down for an hour. So I though I take this useless brain and try to explain how I made the Pigment Scrunch without Pigment ink. Doesn't make sense already huh?

I don't have any pigment inks but my fav place in the whole cyber space Techniuqe Junkies had a tech using it.

I actually did it two ways one with Gesso and one with Acrylic Paint.


For this you will need

1. Aluminum foil

2. Gesso

3. 2 or 3 dye

4. plastic cover (or wax paper)

5. brayer (with hard rubber roller)

6. card stock

7. spritzer bottle with water

First take your aluminum foil and scrunch it. Re-open it being careful not to tare and flatten but make sure you leave wrinkles in.

Then take your Gesso and put a dab (about the size of a quarter) add reinker a drop at a time. Mix with toothpick to desired color. Do this with all colors and spacing about 2" apart (or length of brayer).

Roll your brayer through all three mixes (being careful not to muddy them) and then onto the aluminum foil leaving enough mix on roller to lightly cover it. Ramdomly roll gently onto card stock. Make sure before you roll the mix onto the card stock that you can see texture on the roller. Repeat until desired look is accomplished.

Acrylic Paint

Put acrylic paint onto plastic cover or wax paper and then just spritz with a little water also spacing the paints.

Repeat with all other steps. I also added a little more green with brayer after, to get more green on the background (the pink one)

I have attached a picture of some of the backgrounds I made.
Leave me a post if you should have any questions or comments.


Jane said...

Thanks for the great instructions. Love your backgrounds. Now you have to make some cards with them!

Connie Paxman said...

wow awesome tutorial and very innovative with the gesso and reinkers..I love using gesso.
connie paxman

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