Category: New Products

Monoline typography, digital print design.

Everything Was Beautiful – Monoline Lettering Process Video and Digital Print

Brush calligraphy has been a serious obsession of mine for the past 4-5 years. As I’ve perfected my technique (and am still learning more every day), I’ve also been interested in mastering other lettering techniques.

A collection of vintage nibs have come into my possession, many of them different sizes of Speedball B series round nibs. I love creating graphic compositions with a light sketch before using sumi ink to execute with different nib sizes and a straight holder.

“Everything Was Beautiful” in the process video to the right is a Kurt Vonnegut quote that has always spoke to me. I decided to make the artwork into a digital print as well, which required scanning the original and reworking the design in Adobe Illustrator.

If you are interested, I implore you to check the link below which goes to our Etsy listing for the item. And stay tuned for more monoline lettering goodness! As always, we take custom orders. Select “request custom” on any Etsy listing or send us a contact form and we’ll get back to you with a quote ASAP!

Pink, Teal, and Black Galaxy Fluid Orb Cabochon Pendant Necklaces

Pigmentology Pendants – “Orb” Line Added to Etsy

Time for yet another Etsy update! You may be seeing a few consecutive updates to the store as we’ve been developing lots of new products that are finally coming to fruition.

We’ve been working on lots of new pendants especially, so keep an eye on this space (or “favorite” us on Etsy!) for updates.

Each Pigmentology Orb pendant is unique, utilizing the abstract art found in pouring a fluid acrylic skin. We adhere the artwork to a flat-glass cabochon  “water bead” which magnifies/frames the artwork.

The bails are hand-coiled, made with a thin galvanized steel wire. A jump ring attaches the piece to an adjustable black 30 inch satin cord. The back of each pendant is secured/covered with epoxy.

Orb 3 from this pink, black, and teal collection has already been sold. At this point, 4 variations remain under one listing. Take a look!

Orb 1
Orb 2
Orb 4
Orb 5

Pigmentology Pendants – “Crystal” Line Added to Etsy

Etsy update time!

We’ve been working on lots of new pendants and finally got everything we need to finish them, so keep an eye on this space (or “favorite” us on Etsy!) for updates.

Pigmentology crystal resin pendants are each unique, using mica powders and fluid art embedded in the epoxy, and formed using silicone molds.

Two options feature glittery pigments in pink, purple, and silver .. which are hand-mixed to fill up the crystal shape and create an ombre effect.

One option has a fluid acrylic skin embedded into the resin, creating a psychedelic/bubble effect.

Cabochons are coming up next!


Let It Grow – Products added to Redbubble

Trying to get into the habit of adding our artwork to Redbubble whenever possible! There are so many great products available to put our artwork on.

Below are a few favorite items, but there are many more to choose from. Just go to our shop here or select one of the items we feature here to be brought to the shop.

Resin Crystal Pendants (WIP)

New Products in Process .. Cabochons and Resin Crystal Pendants

I’ve always been fascinated by resin jewelry making and had been researching how to pour resin into silicone molds for a little while when the opportunity to buy some epoxy resin presented itself: I needed to cover some fluid art coasters with a waterproof seal.

So I indulged in my first batch of resin, a medium I’ve not had much experience in, but have done a lot of research on. And I may have wasted some material as I’ve been figuring things out, but I think trial and error is normal when it comes to learning how to use epoxy resin.

I’ve also had some flat-back water beads lying around that I picked up at the dollar store ages ago, so I started brainstorming ways to use them in pendants as well – including with my fluid acrylic skins.

Fluid Acrylic Cabochon

So far I’m quite pleased with the process, though it’s taking some time to iron out the kinks. I’ve had a hard time finding an adhesive that works best with adhering glass and acrylic without clouding the image. And I’ve had to learn how to avoid getting lots of bubbles in my resin while mixing and pouring it into molds.

I’m still perfecting these, just as I did the journals and coasters (which I’ve not been able to post about yet, but I’m getting there! I thought I had the design finished but it needed more finesse.)

I’m also quite excited at the idea of being able to sell pieces to jewelry makers, as I am a mixed media artist more than a jewelry maker, but I get by – I usually just keep them quite simple.

More coming soon as we get these finished and create more pieces!


Classic Movie Star Hand Lettered DIY Gallery Wall – Instant Download

This digital download comes with 8 files you can print and frame any way you want for an instant gallery wall. They feature classic movie stars and their names, using a halftone black and white process and brush lettering over top for graphic effect. The movie stars featured are: Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Claire Trevor, Ginger Rogers, John Wayne, Lon Chaney, Sandra Dee, and Sidney Poitier.

Formatted to print best on 11×17 inch paper and 300dpi.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message before purchasing.

This artwork is copyright 2017 Pigmentology. Downloading our artwork does not mean you own the rights to it, nor are you allowed to modify and resell, or remove the watermark.


New Product: Acrylic Poured Soft Cover Mini-Journals

As I’ve been experimenting with fluid acrylics, I’ve been formulating ways to turn what I make into products for the shop. If you follow Pigmentology on Instagram you might have gotten some sneaky peeks.

So far for this line we’ve got three journals done and listed – various sizes, two different color-ways. The size of the finished journal depends on how the acrylic skin dries when poured onto a silicone mat, so each one is a handmade, original work of abstract art.

Keep your eyes peeled, especially on Instagram, for more process as we develop more products with fluid art!


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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Custom Hand Painted Lettering and/or Illustration for Home Decor and Beyond

If you live in the Detroit Metro area and are looking for something hand-painted to add to your walls, please don’t hesitate to ask for a quote! There is something altogether special about hand-painted work that goes straight onto a wall or the side of a building. Murals, signs, etc. It’s a craft that was almost lost to the digital age but has been held onto for dear life by those who value authentic touches.

In the featured example, Pigmentology was asked to brighten up an old-fashioned pantry door. I’d be happy to sit down with you to visualize whatever it is you are dreaming up for your home: whether it be rustic garden signage, a trendy bedroom mural, something bright and colorful for the kids’ play room .. you name it!

My hourly rates are based on the complexity of the job and I only charge gas money to those outside of a 30 mile radius from Ferndale, Michigan. For pricing specifics, don’t forget to fill out our quote estimate form.