Monday, January 2, 2012

perfect pearls video

hi all!

ahhh 2012 - off to a roaring start!  pezza has been in rare form - lack of routine, boredom, not good for little miss insanity.  lucky for us all school is back in session tomorrow.  it still never ceases to amaze me how different she is from the boys - girl thing perhaps? or maybe the boys were so long ago i have blocked out the difficult parts?  it's a good thing she is so stinkin' cute!  we HAVE been down in the studio together and i have been teaching her more about painting with watercolor paints.  i plan to have a mixed media class up on Color Me Creative soon too so she will be doing the lessons right along with me - that will be fun!  but FIRST i need to pack all the christmas decor away!

i have another FaveCrafts video tutorial for you today - this one is a perfect pearls background technique called Shiny Stone which i used on this card:

I began by using glossy cardstock - i covered it completely using a brayer and a kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad.  Next i mixed some gold perfect pearls with water to make a creamy paint and dabbed it randomly over the surface.  I misted with water to get the paint to "move" and then dabbed slightly across the area with a crumpled paper towel.  This creates a shimmering "veining" across the rainbow ink.  finally, i put it through a cuttlebug embossing folder.  i think i could create these all day there are so many possible variations and the perfect pearl paint just looks so cool!

 I used an adorable little Gilli stamp - these are done by my friend anaRy.  I colored her with colored pencils.

for those who prefer video instruction here it is:

let me know what you think and i wish you all a fabulous new year!!!!

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