As a lead in to my first Video episode, I would like to share my test video and discuss why I chose to start with with this project.
|Little pots of Wonder|
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When I started to pursue being a design team member, my first objective was to educate. Where better to start than with Twinkling H20's.
Let's start with a few guidelines to get you started into exploring Twinkling H2O.
Always begin by laying out the colors you are planning to use and then spray with water about 5 minutes before you start. How much water is very subjective. I generally just spritz to start the activation and then add water based on how quickly the water is absorbed. I generally like them a bit thick and will dilute later if needed . The more you use them, the less water it takes to activate them. Final step before painting and a very important step is to Stir. Most forget this step or don't realize that it needs to be done. These have mica in them and the mica needs to be distributed into the paint so that you get a nice even glimmer or shine. Many times I hear that "they are too dull" or very transparent. These simple steps will help solve these issues. 1) spray with water 2) let sit for 5 minutes and 3) Stir.
Now that you have the basics down, join me as we explore various uses and techniques using Twinkling H20's.
The projects: The first project with Twinkling H20 is direct stamping. This is a very easy technique to master. You can achieve a painted appearance or a water color appearance, by just adjusting the water and consistency of the paint, or spritzing the painted stamp prior to stamping.
|Very thick application of paint, very little water|
Direct Stamping with Twinkling H20
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