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Pigmentology Studio Tour Winter 2017 – Hot Mess Craft Room Realness

While I was tidying my craft space I decided it might be fun to say hello and show you around really quick! I am planning to move my studio to the spare room next door and am going about it very slowly as I figure out organizational tactics and shelving plans.

For now, my creative space is not very pretty but it is somewhat thought out and well used, so I did minimal tidying before I started filming in an attempt to show you what it looks like most of the time.

If you’re wondering: the drafting table is from Amazon and has a glass top. I could do a whole separate post/video on that table, but for time’s sake I went through everything in the room quite generally.

Other bigger items featured:

Printer is Canon Pro-100 – Amazon

Typewriter is Smith Corona Classic 12 – ebay

Die cutting machines: Silhouette Portrait and Cricut Cuttlebug mint

iMac

Samsung NX30 (product photo camera)

OttLite for lighting photo area – Amazon

LED drafting table lights – Amazon

Lazy Arm Camera Mount – Amazon

Plastic organizers – Michaels, Dollar Tree

Cube shelves – Amazon

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CutCardStock Design Team – Project 17 – Faux Wood Reverse Canvas Holiday Decor

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!

For our seventeenth project today we’re making a mixed media reverse canvas using red, white, and green card stock for holiday themed decor. We create a faux wood effect with collage paper and wood grain stamps as well as add silhouette portrait digital die cut letters/design elements.

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Pigmentology Lettering – Tutorial 1 – Real Brush Pens and Muscle Memory

Welcome to our first lettering tutorial!

Today we are focusing on the importance of mastering pressure with real brush pens (or even just a brush and ink) when learning brush style hand lettering.

If you’ve learned something, give us a like so we know to do more. We’d love to keep this series going and get some input from you along the way!

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CutCardStock Design Team – Project 16 – Thank You Card with Distress Oxides and Halftone Stencil Technique

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 sixteenth project is another thank you card, created while playing with new Distress Oxide inks.

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CutCardStock Design Team Update – Projects 14 + 15

We’ve been so busy, we’ve neglected our design team updates! So we’re including two in one here, but as usual, everything is always over at the CutCardStock blog.

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 fourteenth project is a set of fall themed coffee cards. I made them as a personal thank you to some coffee nerds, using lots of fun patterned paper and hand lettering techniques.

Our fifteenth project features thank you cards using origami patterned paper as a design element. We have two sentiments, one a basic “thank you” and a “cheers!” option for a more celebratory occasion.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.