Friday, May 18, 2007

Shimmering Pearl Ex Tutorial

Want to know how to do a neat technique? This is called Pearl Ex Gloss, and it gets GREAT results, so follow along with me and I'll show you how to do it.

First, what you need is: Bold image stamps, Pearl Ex in your favorite colors, Black glossy CS, Versamark, heat gun, Heat & Stick powder, Embossing Buddy, small watercolor brushes, paper towel, Powder Pal tray (optional)

Now, here's how you do it:



1. Rub CS with Embossing buddy first. Then stamp bold images with Versamark onto black glossy cardstock.



2. Pour Heat & Stick powder over stamped images.
3. Shake off excess powder.

4. Heat gently from underneath cardstock, just until the powder gets shiny (DO NOT OVERHEAT!)



5. Using small brushes, apply Pearl Ex in a dabbing motion on top of the sticky images.


6. Heat again from underneath to set the heat & stick powder.



7. Using a paper towel, gently buff images to remove excess powder from around the images.


8. Finished sample.



9. Complete project as desired.

9 comments:

My Name is Nancy Grant and I am... said...

Wow! What a neat technique! Your card is beautiful.

Thank you!

NG.

Linda said...

I love doing this technique! Thanks for a refresher course! Beautiful card too...gonna miss Petal Prints :-(

Yvette said...

You know I've never done this technique - I'll have to try it now that I have such great instructions :o)I will also miss Petal Prints a lot - it's one of my favorites.

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

ohhh neato...I have never used black glossy cs. Something I will have to try. Pretty card.

Thanks,

Steph

Jenny Zanelli said...

This is really impressive!

It took about a week for my UHU to arrive. It seems a lot like Dotto. http://www.educational-software.com/saunders-uhu-glue-roller-permanent-details.html There's a link for the lowest price I've foun.

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

This is a great tutorial. Thanks so much. I've added a link on my blog as I would like to visit often.

Croppycatter said...

I've just now had a chance to visit your blog too! I LOVE it!! I've been wanting to learn something else to do with Pearl Ex. Thanks for posting a great tutorial!!

chelemom said...

Wow! What a great tutorial! I never know what to do with those PEarl EX powders....will have to try this! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Beth said...

Never tried this - but I WILL NOW! Thanks!