Friday, March 30, 2012

Shimmer paint and creating the mother of pearl effect

Many have asked: What more can you do with shimmer paint ?
The second card we made last weekend used the
Elements of Style stampset with the
 "Mother of pearl" technique.
 To start, we used a circle of Gloss white cardstock as a shiny base to stamp on.
We stamped our "Elements of style" humming bird - rock and rolling it in the Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo inks. The glossy cardstock is slippery so you need to stamp carefully and give it a moment to dry. 
Next we scrunched a piece of cling wrap and dabbed it into the shimmer paint (on a plastic lid).
You lightly dab the cling wrap onto the gloss paper and wait while it dries.
Lastly, sponge a soft colour like Pool Party, baja breeze, pink pirouette, pretty in pink over the shimmer paint (the shimmer resists the ink).
And you have an effect that looks like "Mother of pearl"!
Too easy!
It looks best out in the light, with the sun shining on it.
I like this one with the Creative Elements butterfly.
 And check out that groovy piece of crunchy Seam binding Pool party ribbon !!!
Sprayed and crunched with Frost white SHIMMER PAINT - in isocol spray.
Hope you liked it - Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I love the mother of pearl look, i will have to give it a try, maybe for Mother's Day cards.


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