Saturday, 13 September 2014

Faux Pearl Technique

Hi Everyone

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.

Happy crafting.


  1. Gorgeous card Karen! Love the colors you've used with this technique ... and those poppies ... how - cut from beautiful paper! Sorry you had a tough time finding paint ... SU! discontinued carrying the Frost White paint a while ago, I buy it on-line from Dharma Trading Company (good prices!). Thanks for the shout out. Loll xx

  2. Love the card it's so beautiful!!

  3. I'm off to check out the pearl technique, love what you've done with it - thanks for sharing the pictures of those gorgeous cards

  4. This is gorgeous Karen, the background is so pretty. Thanks for the link. Carol x

  5. Yep, Loll's video was fabulous and inspiring, Karen ... as is your card ... such a lovely background, so perfect with those beautiful poppies! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Oooooh, Karendipity, this is silky smooth shimmery deliciousness in a card!! You did Lolly proud!! Wasn't her video great and her voice so soft and pleasing? I wanted her to read me a bedtime story!! Thanks, too, for sharing those outrageously stunning cards by Martine!! Glad you had such a great time!! Hugs, Dippy

  7. Great card Karen and a great technique your poppies look lovely against your pearly background


  8. The background looks great. Glad you had a good time at Highbridge.

  9. Ohhhhh, love, love, LOVE your card, Karen!!! Your bg looks great - lovely colours you've chosen to work with!!! The poppies are so beautiful and your sentiment and the pearls just adds to the loveliness!!

    Have a super week!!!

  10. Oh, sorry, wannit to say, too - glad you had such a lovely day with Martine and tfs her lovely cards!!!

  11. Beautiful card Karen, love the colours and the poppy die looks fabulous in that colour! Glad you had a lovely day at the Oyster demo, fabulous selection of cards :)
    Val x

  12. Love your card and am popping over to see what this technique is all about. I have some cream in a tube that might do it. Will try and let you know if it is successful.
    Martine's cards are gorgeous - just wish I had half her talent, Margot and Pam's too. Ah well.
    Hugs, & thanks for your visits to me
    Neet xx


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