Category: Updates

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.

Acrylic Pouring Materials

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.


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!