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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Oldies Technique #21 -- Pear Ex Powders

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to another Oldies technique. I pulled out my Pearl Ex powders to play with and here is the result. I have not used these in ages! I also have some Powdered Pearls that are similar to the Pearl Ex and used one of those too. I love the shimmer these powders give. I hope you enjoy this technique today.

Here are the supplies you will need:

Pearl Ex or Powdered Pearls  ( I used a white, light green and light blue )
Versa Mark ink
dark card stock
small paint brush
tissue or soft cloth

First I took a background stamp and inked it up with Versa Mark ink. You can see I have used this stamp a lot! LOL!

Next I laid my card stock over the background stamp and rubbed my fingers over it to get a good impression. I do this a lot with my background stamps in order to let the ink soak in better and to give an even look.

Now start to add the different colors of  powders to the background using the paint brush. The powders will stick to the ink. I just added color randomly. It looks real messy at this point.

Next take a tissue or soft cloth and wipe off the excess powder and you will have a wonderful, shimmery background!

This is so easy, but beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Scrapy Land:  Monochromatic ( dies used -- sizzix tree )
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Christmas


Shona Erlenborn said...

Love this technique April. Another oldie but goodie. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heidi Stamps said...

The pearl powders on blue for a snow background is a perfect application for this technique. Believe it or not, I just purchased a pack of new colors of Perfect Pearls since I did not have many. I hope to be able to pull them out and use them soon. TFS.

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful technique, April - very shimmery! I especially like your top and bottom borders! They look beautiful! The texture in your trees is oh-so-shimmery, too! Lovely card! Thanks for joining us in the{Scrapy Land}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
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Lori Kobular said...

That is a great technique for making a gorgeous background! I love the glittery snowflakes! Love the Christmas trees and that sparkly deer! Thanks for joining us at the Scrapy Land Challenge #30!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the technique you used!! The shimmery background looks amazing!! I love the sparkly deer, too!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

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Jingle said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Beverly Baxley said...

Very pretty.

Beverly Baxley said...

Very pretty.

scrappymo! said...

This is so beautiful. I love the shimmer you have achieved here.

scrappymo! said...

This is so beautiful. I love the shimmer you have achieved here.

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