Originally known as Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Lindy’s has a series of two-toned color products that are fun and innovative! I have their Shimmer Sprays, Flat Fabio Sprays, Moon Shadow Mist Sprays and even their Glitz Sprays. I also have their Shakers and their Magicals. The Magicals are what I want to show you over the next couple days.
I started with a set of ten colors and made a color chart. The chart is important because these powders don’t necessarily look the same when you add water. Most notably – the Drop Dead Gorgeous Green is yellow as a powder. Not at all like the beautiful green it becomes when water is added. Super highly pigmented, it only takes a minuscule amount of this powder to make beautiful, shimmery color. All of the Lindy’s color sets are made to work with each other – whether it is a spray bottle, a shaker, or a powder. The sets I worked with here are the Autumn Leaves and the Drop Dead Diva sets. What you don’t see in this photo – or probably any of these photos – is the lovely shimmer and glimmer you get with these powders.
Inktober is almost upon us and I am still prepping tiles. And you know I love color – so color it is! Here are the supplies I pulled out to work with. Those tiles are YouTangle.art Tiles from Hahnemühle. I am going to be using these each day in October. Originally I was going to do something different but I changed my mind 🙂 cause that’s what I do! Hahahaha!
I won’t show you the jars for each tile but I am for this first one. These tiny little pots are a little over an inch in diameter and are one inch tall. A whole lot of punch in a tiny little container. You use very little powder to make color. These pots should last a long time! These are the colors I went with first. I always like magenta and teal together.
Working over my craft mat, I sprayed a tile with water. Not enough water as it turned out.
Then I took the tip end of a fan brush and just touched it to the powder. Not into the powder, but literally just touched it. This allowed me to pick up color which I tapped over the tile.
Some fell onto the tile and I noticed the air circulation in the room blew powder across my mat as well. I just held that brush over the tile and tapped it with a finger from my other hand. And the pretty powder drifted down onto the wet tile. And this was when I saw I had not used enough water. Every paper is different and these YouTangle tiles tend to absorb the water.
I sprayed a bit more water onto the tile, then touched the fan brush to the magenta and tapped it over my tile. This time there was enough water and pretty things happened.
I added more water and more powder so I could get good coverage. Actually you can see some sparkle in this photo. Look at the magenta area on the left and the teal at the top. Awesome!
I let the tile sit with all that water on it and the color sort of absorbed into the tile. Then I moved it to my drying area and left it alone. Once it was dry I found that both sides of the tile were colored. That color soaked right through due to the amount of water I used. I don’t want that happen each time so I figured I needed to work on that.
Yes, this is the same tile. The color softened a lot! Next time I may go heavier with the color while it is wet knowing it will soften as it dries. And just look at the back . . .
How cool is that? I can tangle both sides. I don’t typically do that because I store completed tiles in page protectors in a binder and put two back to back to save space. This one will get its own un-shared space.
You have seen me work with Brusho color crystals before. These are similar – although I like the brushos better – so I tried a technique I use with those. Cover the tile with water either by spraying or using a mop brush, then sprinkle color into the water. A little harder to do considering the highly pigmented nature of the powder. I took a small amount between my finger tips and sprinkled the powder into the water and let it run. I got good results doing this. Just no photos in action because my hands were a mess.
I probably could have used a bit more water on this one. I do like the colors together, though.
This tile worked better because I used more water and a bit more powder. Those flecks of color pigments you see are ones I added after the water and color blended together but while the tile was still wet. In tomorrow’s post I will show you a couple other ways to use these powders. I wanted to show you more today but my computer and the internet are not playing well together today. One thing it is doing that is a real pain is changing the order my letters are in. I can stand here and watch the letters in a word just rearrange themselves without even touching the keyboard. Weird and annoying.