The past couple days we have been working with Lindy’s Magicals. Those little pots of magic making beautiful color powder! And in the comments you are leaving I see that several of you have this product and are playing along. That makes me happy! Today I am going to show you another technique for using these highly pigmented bits of color.
Take the palette knife and grab just a bit of that pretty powder. Remember these are highly pigmented so it doesn’t take much. You will quickly figure out the right amount. But for now look at this next photo . . .
. . . this is the tip of my palette knife. You can see I took very little from the pot.
Dump the color onto your craft mat, then break it up with the tip and spread it around. Do the same thing with that second color. Bling-y blonde. What a cute name! Hahahaha! If you don’t have a craft mat any non-porous surface will work. Like a sheet protector, or a cookie sheet, or a plastic placemat or a styrofoam plate.
Then take a water brush and squeeze out a couple drops of water onto the powder. We are going to hydrate that color and make it gorgeous.
Mix the color up with the water brush. Make sure you get all the powder mixed in – if you need more water, just squeeze your brush. You will notice here I had some mixing of color in that lower part. That’s ok.
Use your water brush to mix the second color.
I felt like mine needed a bit more water so I spritzed some right onto the puddles on the craft mat. You can do that, too, if you need to. Then take your tile and lay it face down into the color and lift.
These colors really lighten up a lot on these particular tiles. I am going to play with regular watercolor or mixed media paper when I get all my tiles for Inktober completed. I’ll have to let you know if it makes a difference. I do love the way this turned out, though. Tangling on this one will be fun. I may be using a white pen over those darker sections and a black pen over the lighter parts.
Tomorrow I am going to show you yet another way to use these powders and so far it is my favorite! Hands down! If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen what I am going to show you tomorrow. If not, come on back and check it out. So beautiful! Have a great day!