Friday, March 2, 2018

Mixed Media Backgrounds for Cards with ColourArte Powdered Pigments

Hi everyone!  Barbara Rankin here today with another video creator tutorial for ColourArte.  Today I want to make a couple of pretty backgrounds using some mixed media and the beautiful ColourArte Primary Elements powdered pigments.  I'll also show you how to make your own watercolors with the powdered pigments and ColourArte's The Solution Acrylic Wash Medium.

Enjoy the video tutorial.

ColourArte Supplies Used:

Primary Elements Artist Pigments
  Teal Zircon
  Snap Dragon
  Emperor's Gold
The Solution Acrylic Wash Medium

Other Supplies Used:

Strathmore Acrylic 9x12  Paper Pad
Card stock (Gold Foil, Purple, Lagoon, Dark Lagoon, Off White)
The Crafter's Workshop TCW431s Mini Ripples Stencil
Golden Light Molding Paste
Spray bottle with water
Ranger Mini Mister with water
Krylon 18ct. Gold Leafing Pen
Krylon Workable Fixatif (spray)
Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating (spray)
Ranger Tanzanite embossing powder
Versamark ink pad
Flourish Hearts chipboard texture sheet (Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts)
Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Wooden laser cut elephant
Wooden bird cutout

Card Layers Measurements:

Off-White card base -10"  x 7" (folded in half to make 5"x7" card)
Dark Lagoon card stock - 4-3/4" x 6-3/4"
Gold Foil  and Light Lagoon card stock - 4-1/2" x 6-1/2"
Acrylic Paper mixed media background - 4-1/4" x 6-1/4"

I hope you enjoyed the video and are inspired to play with your paints and papers and mediums to make some fascinating backgrounds to use in your card making, your canvas art, your scrapbook layouts, or any way you choose.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful, crafty day!



  1. Lovely! Pigmemt powders over light moulding paste is always such fun.

    1. Thanks Cheryl. And you are so right. Pigment powders are always fun!

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