Friday, June 5, 2009

Parched Pigment Technique Examples

Hi All!!


It's Friday :)

I'm so tickled, I've heard from several of you about giving this technique a try already and lovin' it!! I'm so glad you're having fun. It really is a great technique to make some awesome looking backgrounds.

Someone did ask me if you could stamp on it...Yes, you can but due to the uneven surface of the finished product your image won't be perfect. It would be similar to stamping on the tumbled ceramic tiles (coasters) ~ parts stamped and parts missing... Just adds that much more to the whole charm of it all I think ;)

Well as promised I have a few cards to share that incorporate the Parched Pigment (heated pearls) background paper I shared yesterday. I hope you find them to your liking!!

One in a million....

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From one who thinks of thee....

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Be Happy...

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(please excuse the wasn't quite dry yet...)

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some of you out there asked about using this technique on other materials so I was experimenting :)


I tried it on metal, dominoes, wood, scrabble tiles, poker chips, etc. I'm thinking it would work on just about any surface that can withstand the heat. Remember the more glue you use the longer it takes to heat it so the object/foundation will get pretty hot for a prolonged period of time. That I think will be the biggest determining factor on what you can use it on.

Here are just a couple of the goodies I tried....

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Soooo I say go forth and parch those pigments!!!

Remember any posts on any of the Parched Pigment threads and you'll be entered to win your own bottle of glue and Perfect Pearls!!

Hope you all have a splendid weekend!!!


  1. You are an incredible talent! Gorgeous!!!

  2. I'm gonna try it. Just don't know when. Off to black belt ceremony for my daughter. Happy Friday! And yes I know I was just here and I forgot to say some things I wanted to say. :-)

    Have a terrific weekend!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous doll! You're step by step instructions and encouragement from afar certainly make it all seem doable! (((HUGS))) to you and your boys for a wonderful weekend!!

  4. wow...luv the cards..escpecially the last pretty! I will definitely try this one...ty ty ty! when I find the stuff lol...Cher

  5. These are just STUNNING, Roni. My fav is the last one. Love the image and the Scrabble tiles!!

  6. Hey - where is the Friday sketch?!?

    LOL - don't mean to give you a hard time... just excited to see what fun things you and the group came up with. (I know we (meaning I) can seem demanding at times, but just please take it as a HUGE compliment. If we didn't adore you and love all of your amazing projects and techniques, then we wouldn't be clamoring for more all of the time. So you see - it's really YOUR fault! - neat how I totally turned that around, huh? lol *blush* *wink*)

    Have a great weekend!!

  7. Trine from NorwayJune 6, 2009 at 3:05 AM

    What a great technique....I love it.
    Your talent and inspiration are endless...Thanks again Roni.

  8. I just tried this technique and all I can say is................ ........WOW!!!!!! Thanks for sharing
    Roni you are soooooooo talented.
    Caryl K

  9. I love heating acrylic paint to make it bubble - now I've got a new texture to try :) Thanks for sharing

  10. These look fabulous! Can't wait to get a chance to try it out.

  11. i LOVE the purpley-pink card. just my sort of victorian-esqe beauty-- iam gonna hiest your idea

  12. Great cards, Roni.It's amazing how well it works in so many different styles. x

  13. Yippeee!! I finally tried your technique!! This is the first technique that I've ever tried!! But I don't have colour pigments so I substituted it with embossing powder & glitter dust!! It worked!!

    Thanks for sharing the technique!! :D

  14. I love the cards you made with this. It's been a busy weekend, but I definitely want to try this technique soon.

  15. What a gorgeous result, and thanks to your hard work and experimentation, I can try this with my Perfect Pearls (all four pots of them LOL) and the cardstock I have on hand. Can't wait to try it. Thank you for this and all the other wonderful stuff you post.

  16. I like it that you give examples of cards you have made with the background.

  17. I reaaly love the "From one who thinks of thee...." & "You" card, these are simply beautiful!


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