Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just go faux!!

Hi all! It's been a while before I've had the time to play in a Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge but with my mom visiting (she's an avid FTTC fan), she told me she had to get down to the stamp room to whip up a card before to much time passed.. .so... off we went! :-)

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!
See you back here soon!

17 comments:

Julia said...

Very beautiful card! Thank you for sharing the technique :-)

Crystal said...

This is beautiful, Julie ! I'll have to try this ! Hope you and your Mom are having FUN ! And oh, thanks so much for picking my card over on SCS ! :)

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful card Julie!
Thank you for sharing! Have a Beautiful time with your Mom!

Makiko Jones said...

This is super gorgeous, Julie!! I never tried the technique yet but your card makes me want try it so bad, lol! Beautiful work as always!

samaranavi said...

Hi Julie....This is so beautifully painted/colored. I love it. It makes me want my fleurs so much! Listen, I have to tell you something...I have two Julies in my addresses...one a beautiful spirit (you) and one....meh! (*)! I wrote to her in response to something and wrote such compliments about how beautiful she was....oy gavoy...was GOD on my side....but...I REALLY mean it about you sweetness of being! Samara

Betty Wright said...

Julie, this is amazing! I must have flew right past the fauxs that looked to hard. I did not see this one. Gorgeous mother of pearl design and I do love this Flourishes Easter Blessing image. I see that you colored it with Ranger inks, too. WOW! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing FTTC...with your mom, too! Awe! Good times!

Leslie Miller said...

It turned out beautiful, Julie! What a great faux technique you chose, and a gorgeous image to go with it!

Teri said...

So very pretty!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- love the close-up shot of the beautiful card! TFS

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just Stunning Julie! Love the sophisticated color combo ... so rich!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Julie!!! I saw that tutorial--I'm going to try this, it's gorgeous!

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Julie, hope you are taking good care of your mama! Give her a hug for me

ChristineCreations said...

I really love how this turned out Julie...it gives such an elegance to the set with the pearly background. You've really made this set shine!

Yogi said...

very pretty. Love that corner detail. It just sings.

Heather T said...

Your card is beautiful, you've chosen lovely papers and embellishments to mix with the very cool technique.

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER Julie this card looks fabulous!!! I think I need to try this technique too :)!!! LOve the colors and the set you used!!! Hugs ~S~

dpkennedy said...

This is so cool! I love the gorgeous vintage look! Stunning card!