Here is my first post for 2014. And along the year I will be revisiting old supplies and techniques, sometimes using new things to give them a new life, sometimes just reusing or repurposing them so we don’t forget what we already have in our drawers.
This post is about falling in love again with perfect pearls, although I have left them into oblivion for a few months, I have wanted to use them again, so I did, in these two cards:
In the first one I ink my well loved Hero Arts Lotus Background stamp with Versamark ink and used white, gold and copper perfect pearls with a tiny brush and one color at a time, starting with white and taking off the excess after each color with a fluffy brush.
For the second card I first stamped lines diagonally through my black cardstock panel (which shows perfect pearl in all its glory), then I colored the lines in gold, copper and bronze colors trying to achieve an ombre effect. After that I inked Hero Arts Large Fabric Design Background with Versamark ink and placed carefully the diagonal cardstock on top, then use a credit card toburnish it and make sure the design really passed to the cardstock. This takes away some of the perfect pearls and lets the design shine through! Literally both desings are so shiny and beautiful eventhough my old camera does not make them justice.
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Well I want to wish you all a year filled with health, peace and love and all the crafts you can do!