Technique Tuesday #3

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: CREATING PEARL EMBELLISHMENTS.

Adding just a few color coordinated pearls to your project really can be the finishing touch. But sometimes you might not have the right color or not enough. So, I wanted to show you how you can make your own pearls quickly and easily using Liquid Pearls by Ranger.  Liquid Pearls is a dimensional pearlescent paint that dries permanent when used on paper or on fabric as well, although I have never used it on fabric. The bottles have a small pointed flow tip for precise application to create pearly accents.

All you need are Liquid Pearls in your color of choice {there are many colors to choose from}, a non stick surface such as the backing from a sticker sheet or parchment paper and a piece of scrap paper.

Hints: *Be sure to adhere whichever non stick surface you use to a piece of cardstock or cardboard for stability.

              *Remove the lid from the bottle and squeeze just a tiny bit out over the piece of scrap paper to ensure that there is no air bubble trapped in the tip.

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Now you get to start creating your pearls! 1)Put the tip to the non stick sheet and squeeze out the Liquid Pearls until it is the size of the finished pearl that you want. 2)Then swirl and lift the tip out of the Liquid Pearls ~ it may have somewhat of a chocolate chip shape at this point but don’t worry, the next step will take care of that.  3)When you have the desired number of pearls, lift the sheet and gently tap or flick the underside. This will give a nice rounded shape to your pearls. 4)Set aside to dry thoroughly, preferably overnight.

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When you are ready to add some pearls to your project, they will easily pop off the sheet. Of course these aren’t self adhesive like the store bought ones but add a tiny drops of glue onto your project and stick on your pearls! That’s all there is to it 🙂

Here is a card using todays technique ~ the little pearls add a pretty pop of color!

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I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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