Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint is beautiful in the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique

I have been seeing quite a lot of Faux Mother of Pearl happening around blog land recently, so when I saw my upline Linda Higgins was hosting a class on this technique while I was on the Central Coast the other night, I had to drop in and learn how to do it myself. Here are the cards we made
This was our first sample, it is ATC sized, about 2.5" x 3.5", we have Always Artichoke as the base, then layered Rich Razzleberry and gloss cardstock, which has been given the faux mother of pearl treatment, with Soft Suede ink and White Shimmer Paint. The image is from Nature Walk, which is available in the current Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue
Next up, this one, which is a great masculine card, it uses Early Espresso as the base card, followed by a Crumbcake piece, which has been embossed with the Tulips Embossing Folder through the Bigshot, and another piece of Always Artichoke. The image for this one is from Lovely as a Tree, and has been given the same treatment as above, except we used Crumbcake ink with the shimmer paint. The picture below might give you a slightly better view of them image panel.  
This one was my favourite of the night. We used Night of Navy through the Bigshot with the Tulips Embossing Folder again, then for the image panel, we die cut the Top Note out and made it Mother of Pearl using Baja Breeze ink. Once it had dried, we stamped the flower image from Elements of Style and coloured it with blender pens and Night of Navy and Old Olive ink. A little bit of Organza ribbon finished this one off. Once again, have a look at the close up below.  
I really enjoyed meeting Linda's friends and customers at her class, and look forward to all she can teach me. If you'd like to learn one of these cards at a class or workshop, why not give me a call on 0405 173 237 or shoot me an email and we can organise a time and day that is suitable for the both of us. 
Until next time,
Happy Stamping!


Sue Poile said...

Absolutely fabulous Jess. Well done, I love them all. TFS

Anonymous said...

oh wow these are awesome!

Love the stamps and techniques!

Kim Owens said...

WOWSERS Jess! Those are absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to do that! Really, really beautiful!