Hello everyone, it’s Michelle here today. Doing a little bit of stretch your stamps and a whole lot of playing with Perfect Pearls.
To start you will need a few supplies (everything will be linked at the bottom of this post):
You can use either Perfect Medium, Versamark ink, or the Distress Embossing ink. I don’t have any Perfect Medium so I used the Distress Embossing ink for these projects.
First you want to ink your cardstock up with whatever colors you choose. I used the Spring/Summer Distress colors Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I love the melon/coral color they make when blended together.
When you are done inking up your background it is VERY IMPORTANT to make sure you dry it completely with your heat tool. If you don’t when you put the Perfect Pearls on it will stick to your background and your image and it will be a big shiny mess.
Gently mist the Perfect Pearls with water to set. If you don’t the Perfect Pearls will come off.It won’t come off once you mist it. Just mist lightly. I usually mist it in the air and pull the paper through it. It’s impossible to get a decent picture of it that way though. 😉
Continue these steps to cover the background. You can stamp all the butterflies at once and then do the Perfect Pearls–the inks stays plenty wet 😉
To do the pink butterfly:
Next spritz some water onto your craft sheet and then scoop some Perfect Pearls onto the mat (if you reverse this you run the risk of spraying Perfect Pearls everywhere…trust me 😉 ) I just use the end of my paint brush to scoop it out. You don’t need much.
First I inked up my background stamp with Distress Embossing ink and stamped the background, Next I dusted it with Perfect Pearls in Interference Green, the shine in real life is incredible.
To make the black butterfly I did this:
I used the Distress Embossing Ink to ink up my butterfly stamp and then I stamped it onto black cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl to paint in the top half of the butterfly and Interference Green to do the bottom half of the butterfly. The shine in person is amazing!
I hope you try this technique. It’s really fun!
Don’t forget that today kicks off the Stretch Your Stamp Class over at Online Card Classes.
There is still time to sign up…I just know it is going to be FABULOUS!
You still have time to enter our current challenge too! There are still 2 days left in the
The challenge closes on the 10th at 5:00 p.m EDT
Don’t forget you have the chance to win a GC from the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp
Have a wonderful day!