It was Betty's challenge today and her challenge was to go faux! She had a great link HERE to SCS tutorials and I picked up THIS one on faux mother of pearl. I had never heard of this technique so I couldn't wait to try it! You'll have to read the tutorial for the step-by-step because Beate Johns' instructions are super duper easy to understand!
Basically-- in a nutshell, you use pearl acryllic paint and some saran wrap. The wrap is scrunched and used to apply the paint onto your white card stock (you have to leave some of the cardstock showing). Let it dry and then sponge some light antique looking ink over top (I used Tattered Rose and Antique Linen). The next part is where you use a damp rag to remove the ink from the paint -- so you don't lose that mother-of-pearl look. I then stamped my image (Easter Blessings from Flourishes) over top with archival ink and then painted on color with ranger distress inks. I used Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Brushed Courdoroy, and Peeled Paint. After you are all done, you use a damp rag again to remove the ink that is sitting on the pearl paint. And, this is how it looks.... pretty cool huh?
From there, I added some stitching, a fancy corner, some pearls and matted it all on some 7 Gypsies decorative paper... voila! And, that my friends is it! Hope you make time for play time!
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