I have a friend. I very sweet friend who is also one of the most talented crafters out there. I feel very honoured to be able say that she is my friend. She tells me she learns a lot from me. I don't know if she knows how much inspiration she provides for me and all her followers. She also has a very sweet name - Loll!
Loll has ce up with this awesome technique she calls 'faux mother of pearl' technique. She made a fab video that is can watch HERE.
Watched it yet? Well, it's awesome! I won't go into details because it is Loll's idea and she can explain it better ;) I can tell you that I don't have a pearl paint. I decided to experiment and find an alternative because I really wanted to try the technique. I used a couple of alternatives and I'd like to share the results of my experiments.
First.. I used the Cosmic Shimmer Liquid Pearl Glue.
I found that if you sponge the Distress Inks over it the glue will not resist very well and will soak up some of the inks. You can still see the pearl effect. If you however sponge with a dye based ink like I did with my Memento inksit wil resist much better.
Second.. I used the Ranger Liquid Pearl.
The photos above are not great. I was playing in the evening after seeing Loll's recent post about the technique.
I found this to work better as it is not as sticky and more like paint when applying to a card. It leaves a more desirable pattern too. It is more pearl paint like and resists the Distress inks better. I mostly used my Memento inks on this card though. I prefer the results on this one.
I don't like wasting a thing and I used both pieces on a couple of cards. I hope Loll likes them! ;)
Addicted to CAS - Distress
Simply Create Too - St Patrick's Day or mostly green
I hope you find time to watch Loll's video and try this fun and easy technique!
Have a lovely time experimenting!