Thursday, May 19, 2011


Mother of Pearl Technique

Today I'm sharing with  you a wonderful new technique called the Mother of Pearl Technique. It uses shimmer paint, plastic wrap, and ink to give you a totally unique and beautiful look to whatever cardstock or image you are using.

You do not have to use Whisper White cardstock or a stamped image. I still want to play around with different colors and see the results. But today I am going to show you how to do this technique on Whisper White cardstock that is stamped and colored to create a butterfly.

Stamp the desired image onto the Whisper White butterfly in Stazon ink and color in as desired.

Shake up your Frost White Shimmer Paint and add one drop into the bottom of a container or on a paper plate.

Dab your balled up plastic wrap into the shimmer paint to pick up the paint.

Dab the paint all over your butterfly.

Now your butterfly will look like this.

After the shimmer paint has dried (which only takes a minute or two) sponge the desired color all over the butterfly. Here is used Crumb Cake. After your finished sponging wipe the ink off the shimmer paint with a paper towel.

Now you can add your beautiful Mother of Pearl cardstock to your project. I just love the shimmery effect with the darker spots that you get from sponging the ink on. It really gives a nice touch to any card or project that really makes you say wow!

I hope you get a chance to try out this technique for  yourself. I just know you'll love it! Come back later today to see a card that I created using this tecnhique.