PaperArtsy Infusion Colored Stains with Shari Carroll

Welcome to the blog today and Happy Sunday! It’s Shari here with a card I’ve created using a medium that is so cool and unique!!!

I’ve used Infusion Color Stains from PaperArtsy for all my color. Talk about fun! Let’s take a look at the background. It came out looking like old barn wood. Infusions are a dry powder which also have walnut stain pigment mixed in so everything comes out looking distressed and old, yet colorful.

Shari Carroll PA 1

The technique I’ve used is to apply Galzing Medium from Ranger onto watercolor paper, sprinkled on an Infusion color, then spread it out with a paintbrush. I overlapped my color while everything was wet and let the colors blend.  I love the additional specks of color that appear within each color of stain.

Shari Carroll PA 2

I experimented with more color combinations on regular card stock, letting colors mix. Once I was happy, I stamped my flowers, cut them out then assembled my card.

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I’ve shot a video or how to use the Infusions with Ranger’s Glazing Medium to create the background and card. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks everyone for taking time out of your weekend to visit. I hope I’ve given you inspiration to try something new! Enjoy!

  1. Using the Infusions with the Glazing medium is BRILLIANT! I love everything about this card. Thanks Shari!!!

  2. This totally is cool and unique! How do you come up with all these amazing ideas? So happy that you share your brilliance and talent with those of us who are somewhat creatively challenged!!!

  3. Love the wood stain look, Shari, on your artsy card! Looks like more new products available to entice one to buy. Great video also!

  4. Great video. I have been wanting to see the Infusions at work and I am very impressed. Cant wait to try them for myself. Love the card, Thanks Shari.

  5. Great card and I love this technique. I am not a painter and I don’t know the difference in all the mediums that I see used on cards. I have something called and Acrylic Matte Medium and am wondering if it can be used the same way as the Glazed Medium that you used on this card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  6. I’ve never heard of these color infusions but the colors are beautiful. I love the additions of metal and string for texture, wow!

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