Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday Trends - Danielle

Hello everyone! It is Danielle here and I thought I would share some tips on using one of my favorite embellishments: Liquid Pearls from Ranger!

Before breaking out the Liquid Pearls I stamp and color. In this case I used the new Flying By stamp set and after stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black ink I colored Copic with markers. I added some ground/shadow using PrismaColor pencils and colored the butterfly body with a green Copic Spica pen.

For my first use of the Liquid Pearls I decided that a little painting was in order. You can create a pearly wash by mixing Liquid Pearls with a tiny amount of water... like a drop or two... don't use as much water as I show in this picture. Use less... a lot less. ;)

After mixing the Liquid Pearls and water apply to your image with a paint brush. Here you can see how I painted the wings of the butterfly.

Next up... is my second use of the pearls and the one I use a lot. As dots around a focal image. Here are a few tips that might help:

1. Make the first few dots on a scrap piece of paper until you have worked out any air bubbles in the bottle. Otherwise... SPLAT!!

2. I apply a half dozen to a dozen dots and then rotate the piece I'm working on. This way I'm apply the dots to the paper at the same angle and therefore they have a more uniform appearance when I am done.

3. Finally, if you smurf the pearls (fumble fingers) before they dry just scrape the bad ones off and redo. Paper snips can be useful for this or a thumbnail.

Once finished with your Liquid Pearls (and you have waited for them to dry) assemble your card. It might look something like this:

And a closeup so you can see the pretty shine once everything is dry.

Hope you found my tips helpful. Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Thanks for the AWESOME tutorial Danielle! I love the look of this!

  2. Beautiful work with those liquid pearls Danielle! Such a great card!

  3. This is gorgeous! Love the liquid pearls!

  4. Oh my gosh Danielle....they are like the most perfect perfect pearls in the whole world.

  5. these are awesome tips and your project is gorgeous!i can't wait to try these ideas- thanks so much!!


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