Category: Design

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 8 – Embossed Resist Lettering and Ink Blending for Your BFF

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our eighth project involves using a brush embossing pen to hand letter a sentiment for a best friend card. We use distress ink in a darker hue than the pop tones card stock to create a soft floating effect, then add a few enhancements and hand-cut glossy heart accents.

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Temporary Tattoo Half Sheets and Custom Options Now Available

I am truly kicking myself for not taking good photos of these tattoos when I tried them on a real life bachelorette party. These mock-ups will have to do for now, and I’ve made them as accurate as possible with regards to scale. The “bride status” is the largest and spans my wrist at just over 2.5 inches. The custom option is great if you want something super special for everyone at the party!

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 7 – “Just Because Why Not” Greeting Card and Envelope

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our seventh project is a greeting card “Just Because” – using watermelon inspired colors and flexing our hand lettering muscles, with heat embossing through a stencil, and ink blending as well.

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Fluid Acrylic Art: A new obsession and a process video

I fully admit that a few things I’ve started have fallen by the wayside. I will probably never finish the 52CafeCards Challenge and I’m totally okay with that – to be honest, it was starting to bore me. I also started a 100Days Challenge in which I intended to do 100 macro watercolor videos on Instagram. I had it all planned out and scheduled when my camera and lens decided to stop cooperating altogether. It seems the universe and my intentions never seem to align for social media challenges.

I did have a super fun time doing a full calligraphy alphabet video series on Instagram. I have been meaning to bring that whole series to Youtube as well, and will let this serve as a reminder for me to do that later.

Now, I must talk about the thing that is taking up all of my time and energy (when not focused on commissions/other business-related things) .. Fluid acrylics.

I learned all about fluid acrylics and acrylic pouring on Youtube after coming across a video of the process on Instagram. I fell in love. Watercolors are usually my thing as I love the organic nature of the medium, how it can be controlled yet so unexpected. When you can make acrylic paint do the same thing, it’s just as fun!

I’ve been testing at a very small scale with materials I have on-hand and finally put together a little video to show my process. When I say small, I mean small! I’m working on 1/4 in thick foam core triangles that are no longer than maybe two inches on one side.

I really like working on this scale for now but am looking forward to seeing where this experimentation takes me. I’ve also done some 3×3 and 4×4 inch squares, which you can see over on Instagram.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 6 – Father’s Day Envelope Art and Brush Calligraphy

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

The sixth project features a custom envelope to accompany the handmade card we last made for Father’s Day. We are carrying over the wood grain themes, this time opting for a brush calligraphy sentiment.

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CutCardStock Design Team Projects 4 & 5 – Cards for Mom and Dad

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

The fourth project is a black glitter paper and vibrant watercolor card using a sea salt technique that creates interesting texture. It also features a hand-lettered greeting.

The fifth project featured here is a Father’s Day card, using Basis card stock, a score board, and mini ink cubes to create a DIY wood texture for a masculine style.

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Some of our favorite new Redbubble products!

For a while I have been refining some designs for release with print-on-demand sites as a way of getting our work out into the world a different way. I’ve done a lot of research and landed on starting with one avenue for now.

So, Pigmentology is happy to release it’s first little line of products on Redbubble. There is now an update to the site navigation (up top) that will help you easily get to either our Etsy or Redbubble shops.

I will admit I am less than happy with the sizing offered (wish it would go up to a 5X as more inclusive for plus sized folk) but I am inclined to introduce other vendors as a possibility for us down the line.

I am very happy with the variety offered as I am interested in creating textures and patterns as well as typographic designs for Pigmentology products – am anxious to hear what you all think!

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 3 – Die Cut Brush Calligraphy Canvas Art

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

The third project is a piece of encouraging wall art, using glitter card stock to cut out custom brush calligraphy using a Silhouette Portrait machine.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 2 – Paper Floral Wreath

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

The second project is “spring” themed, using metallic card stocks to make a paper floral wreath that can brighten any home decor space.