Perfect Pearls are one of those products that you can do so much with and they add such elegance to a project. You can use them with reinkers to make your own glimmer mist, mix a pinch with a few drops of water to make your own glimmery watercolor paint, and one of my favorite techniques that I was recently reminded of is to brush it directly onto a freshly stamped image (VersaMark ink works well). I incorporated a bunch of other techniques in this card too so let's take a look:
The background I cut out of watercolor paper. I laid down a mask first and then lightly misted the top half with blue and the bottom half with green. Next I used a Tim Holtz technique called Brushless Watercolor. All you have to do is ink your stamp with various colors of Distress Ink, mist the stamp with water to allow the colors to wick and blend, and then stamp onto the watercolor paper. Lift the stamp immediately and dry with a heat tool. Easy!
The stamped sentiment looks hard but is really easy too. All I had to do was stamp with VersaMark ink and then brush the various colors of Perfect Pearls onto the ink with a soft brush. When you have covered all the ink, brush away the excess powder. You can get some really beautiful effects this way. Check out the Papertrey Ink blog right now, they are highlighting it for their Make It Monday challenge. It's also not too late to join in the April challenge at the Inspiration Journal. Just make something cool using masks or stencils and link it up on the blog. You can have a chance to win $50 to spend at the Inspiration Emporium!
Most of the supplies I used here can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Use my code JUICE if you go shopping there and save 10% off your order. =)