Monday 13 July 2020

Craft Artist Pigment Petals

     Today sees the release of the new Craft Artist Pigment Ink Petal sets, there are five in total, this card was made using the Autumn set.
     This card began as a white A6 piece of card which was put in the Press To Impress stamp platform, then it was stamped with one of the recent Two Jays stamps in brown ink. I then stamped again onto some Stix2 masking sheet and cut it out to cover the first image.
     Once the main image was covered I inked up the round Media Plate and stamped it onto the card. One of the other new products is a set of amazing little brushes which I sued to blend the ink around the edges of the plate.
     I left this to dry for a few hours, checked it and decided to finish it off with the low heat setting on my heat gun. I wanted this to be completely dry because I was going to use mica powder and that will stick to anything damp or sticky. Using a stencil and Versamark I inked up the Media Plate, this way the mica should only be on the circle and the beauty of a stampplatform is if you missed a bit you can go back and do it again knowing it will be in the same place.
     I dusted the image with an anti-static bag, stamped the image and then dusted with pearl mica. I used a dry paintbrush to remove any stray mica before giving it a quick spray with cheap hairspray, it needs to be cheap because you don't really want added conditioner.
     After all this it was time to remove the mask, the image was completely clean, this masking sheet is sticky all over so it sits down perfectly covering everything, it can be reused several times too. The image looked rather pale so with a water brush I coloured in the rocks by stamping on my craft mat and using it as a palette.
     When it came to mats and layers I found some card colours that I liked but one of them wasn't big enough to use, thinking cap on....blend a few ink colours together on beige card to make the shade I needed.
     A small wording embossed in gold tucked up in the corner was all that was needed to finish this card off. When the light catches the mica the lighthouse really shines out across the sky.

Materials List    Available from your local craft shop
CTJJ133 - Lighthouse by Two Jays
CAT053 - Craft Artist Pigment Petal - Autumn
CAT013 - Craft Artist Blending Brushes 
JLGP004 - Media Plate set of 4
S57268 - Masking Sheet
S57262 3D PVA Glue by Stix2

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life - Vacation Mood
Craft Rocket -For Men/Boys
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes


  1. Hi your card is gorgeous. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hello ... Thanks for sharing your lovely lighthouse card with us at MAWTT. It fits perfectly with our 'At the Beach' theme. I enjoyed reading about how you created your card.

    Diane Louise
    (Team Leader, Moving Along With The Times) x

  3. What a wonderful scene. I love the sea, as many people do. The light you created is just stunning. Thank you for playing along with us at Challenge up your life. Greetings, Anja

  4. Lovely atmospheric card.
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
    Best wishes.


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