My good friend and fellow DTeamie Loll of Stamping with Loll has just made her first YouTube tutorial on the Faux Pearl Technique and it's fab. Please go on over to Happy Little Stampers and check it out.
It looked so luscious that I wanted to try it out for myself but then hit a snag...........couldn't find the SU (Tsukeniko) Frost White either in the SU catalogue or anywhere over here............oh!!! Disappointment struck but never been one to give up so bought some Frost Effect Paint in white from eBay. Then I had to pop over to Hobbycraft in Yeovil to pick up an order and what did I see.......yep huge bottles of pearlised paint (in white!!!) at half price in their sale.
So I decided to see which one worked best, and it was definitely the Hobbycraft pearlised paint - gave much more of a shimmer and took the ink much better (although not sure how much shimmer you can see in the photo). So here is the card I made, all due to Loll as I CAS(e)d her card.
I used Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concorde Distress Inks to colour the panel, the die cut flower is Memory Box Prim Poppy popped up with silicone and the greeting is SU Wetlands. Final touch were the pearls.
I went to the Oyster Stamps demo day yesterday at Highbridge - we all had a fabulous time and Martine was her usual amazing self.............her cards and flowers are exquisite. We had a great lunch, afternoon tea with homemade cakes (yum!) and to top it all we had the Oyster Stamps shop and the Honey Doo shop as well - what more could a girl want? hehe
Thought I'd leave you with some photos of the gorgeous creations that Martine has made.
Have a great weekend.