Friday, 19 August 2016

Controlled Infusions

This week, quite serendipitously, I saw a blogpost with video tutorial by the very fab Kim Dellow in which she used Paperartsy Infusions with Versamark Ink.


Paperartsy Infusions are a dye pigment that can be used on paper and fabric. They come in a small glass bottle (you only need a smidge) and react with water. Along with the dye pigment, they also contain brown walnut crystals, setting them apart from similar products on the market. The walnut takes longer to react with the water and so allows you to choose between real vibrancy and a more vintage look. For vibrant colours, simply apply a heat tool to dry your artwork before the walnut kicks in. Anyway, I digress...

Kim produced two really quick and really easy examples using stamps and stencils with Infusions and Versamark. By stamping or stencilling a design with Versamark, the infusions crystals will stick to it (with a little persuasion from a paintbrush). I quite liked these stamps without the water at first...

But then, when I spritzed a mister over...


I used circle stamps from Kim's EKD01 set and also some from Emma Godfrey's EEG15 set, both of which are from Paperartsy's Eclectica range of stamps.

I just tried this out in an art journal. It's not perfect, but it's not bad for a first attempt and I'll certainly use the technique again. Also, it's a pattern, isn't it? I know I'm using circles yet again, but I'm not even sorry. 

Love and peace x

I'm linking this up to Paperartsy's 2016 Topic 15: Patterns challenge


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Sarah. It's really satisfying when it's so quick. I probably won't use this piece, but I'll use what I learned from it x

  2. Totally fab, how cool is that!? I love the all the circles together, they work really well!

    1. I always manage to get circles in somewhere, Kim. This is a really cool technique. Thanks for sharing it with us xx

  3. This looks great, Wendy! You can never have too many circles and this is a brilliant idea for using Infusions.

    1. It's really good fun too. Thank you so much x

  4. Nor should you be sorry, Wendy! I've had a fun scroll through your blog and you do have a way with bubbles! And, of course, you make them artistic and lovely! I imagine there can only be a few people who don't like bubbles and they must have suffered some severe childhood trauma in the bath!

    I'm very honored that you came to visit me and follow me! I've tried to follow you back, but Blogger won't let me. It's a known issue apparently although they are taking forever to fix it. I will come back and follow as soon as I can and in the meantime, I will introduce you on my New Friends Corner. I hope to see you again soon! Bubbly cheets and hugs, Darnell


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