Friday, March 28, 2008

Like chipboard? Ya gotta see this!

so I made a cool "discovery" - i use quotes because i sincerely doubt i am the first to do this. i LOVE anything that shimmers and glitters. so i thought - how could i make an embossing pearl color with what i have right now. well i pulled out some chipboard, some grungeboard, some UTEE and of course my perfect pearls pigment powder. And here is what i came up with:

i used the pieces in a LO for Got Sketch #54:

the pics look funny cuz photoshop tried to "fix" red eye = oops. anyway....i am so excited about this cuz it just looks SO COOL!! so i took the pieces and smooshed them into versamark real well and covered with UTEE then melted. i did this a couple times to get a good thick layer of UTEE. then when it was mostly cooled i brushed on the perfect pearls powder. i did one last quick warm up with the heat tool but not enough to re-melt it - just to get it sticky to hold the perfect pearls on. i tried several other ways like mixing the pearl powder with the UTEE and with other embossing powders. but this is the best i think - i got the best results and there is less waste since you don't really know how much to mix. and an added plus - this fulfills the requirements for a challenge on one of my yahoo groups - YAY!! we were given a list of Ranger products and had to use at least one of them in a LO - from the list i have used sunflower sparkle perfect pearls, milled lavendar distress ink and lavendar stickles. The flower stamp is from a CTMH Easter set that i ADORE!!

i swear i have crafting ADD - i have not posted anything for ya'll all week but i have been scrappin and creatin like crazy! i have no less than 8 different projects on my table in some state of progress but nothing completed - :P well off to post my entry!! stay tuned for news of studio g series 11 tomorrow!!


  1. Your chipboard embellies look AWESOME! And the layout looks great! I think i'm going to need to pick up some perfect pearls!!!

  2. This is beautiful! I haven't seen it before. You rock!