Friday, June 17, 2011

Strength & Hope: Mother of Pearl Technique Tutorial

I hope you have been enjoying all the Last Chance Favorites that I've been posting this month. I have some new things to photograph and share and I hope to do that soon. We're still dealing with the mess downstairs and my stamp room has been moved to several parts of the house (bedroom, kitchen, boxes in the garage). I'm hoping to be back to normal in early July. I'm excited about reorganizing my crafting space and look forward to sharing pictures of the process!

In the meantime, I found something new that I haven't shared yet! This was a Stamp Club project last month and I took pictures before we left for Alaska and never posted.

This technique, Mother of Pearl, is really stunning to see in person! It was highlighted in a recent Stampin' Success magazine. That's the monthly magazine that demonstrators get. (Love it!!) But don't worry, I'll give you a little how-to!

First, start with Frost White Shimmer Paint (#116854, $5.95), Glossy White Cardstock (#102599, $5.95), a disposable plate, and plastic wrap (scrunched into a ball).

Pour a small amount of paint on to the plate. Use the ball of plastic wrap to "pounce" and apply paint to the glossy white cardstock. Allow to dry. Using a Rubber Brayer (#102395, $12.50) and Classic ink pad, roll over the cardstock until you get the desired shade of color.

The dried paint will resist the ink. Rub a cotton ball in a small circular motion over the cardstock to remove the ink off the dried paint. Viola! Stamp on the cardstock using Staz-On ink or use as a background piece.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Strength & Hope stamp set, Basic Gray ink & cardstock, Blushing Bride ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Glossy White cardstock, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Rubber Brayer

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Unknown said...

thanks for the tutorial.

craftymaggie said...

love that technique, nice and easy. thank you