Monday, April 11, 2011

Mother of Pearl Technique

Every month we get a magazine called Stampin' Success. It's another great perk of being a demonstrator. It's exciting to get it every month because it's loaded with stamping ideas and techniques.

One of the techniques that caught my eye this month is the Mother of Pearl technique.
Here is the card I made using it.

Can you see the shimmer on the main image? That is the Mother of Pearl.
Here is how it works.

First you need the Frost White Shimmer Paint.
Place a few drops on a paper plate or your clear stamp box.
Ball up a piece of plastic wrap and daub it in the Shimmer Paint.
Then sponge the shimmer paint from the plastic wrap on your Whisper White or Glossy White paper.
Let it dry.
After it dries, sponge color over it to get the pearlized effect.
Here I used Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze ink to sponge (I sponged very lightly, but you can add as much sponging as you want).
Then ink up your image (use Stazon Jet Black ink for best results) and stamp over the sponging.
Color in with a blender pen and ink from your stamp pad lid (I used Rose Red ink).

Pretty easy, eh? (No, I am not Canadian...but I do say "eh?" a lot. I find it to be a very useful word)

Here is a close up image of the flower image.

Here is the recipe for this card:

Stamp Set: Easter Blossoms

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze

Accessories: Framed Tulip Border Embossing Folder, White Frost Shimmer Paint, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Blender Pens, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase all of these items in my Online Store, 24/7!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day ~

1 comment:

  1. Hi Terri,
    Finally some time to browse...Love the Mother of Pearl idea. Thank you for the blog - love it, too.
    Happy summer.
    Kathy in Terryville