Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Pearl Effect

I've spotted a faux mother of pearl technique on a couple of blogs recently so of course I just had to try it after popping into my local craft shop for some pearlescent medium.  This was used as a resist by dabbing it onto white card and then sponging with two colours of distress ink.  I then cut it to size and put it into an embossing folder before using the resulting piece as a background for some swirls and flowers.  A small sentiment was added so that most of the pretty background was showing.  I can see lots of possibilities for this technique and will certainly be doing more of it.  I'm not sure the pearlescent effect comes over particularly well in a photograph but it is very pretty in real life as it catches the light.

 Background - made using Pearlescent medium and Distress inks
Flowers - Heartfelt Creations Sunkissed Fleur stamp, coloured with alcohol markers
Flowers - cut out with matching Spellbinders die
Flower Centres - sparkles from Hobby House
Swirls - Sue Wilson Grand Vinery dies
Sentiment - computer generated on Cuttlebug die cuts.


  1. Love your pearly card Val and I expect its much better IRF when the pearl shines your pretty flower and swirly die


  2. Stunning Val, I love the colours and the mix of heartfelt dies with the spellbinders dies.

    Sue xx

  3. Pearly effects are so difficult to catch on photos aren't they but this looks very pretty on here and I can well imagine even better irl! Lovely colours Val!

    Lesley Xx