Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Painting with Perfect Pearls

Hi all, well I picked up the new Confections Kit and one of the Penny Black stamps and thought that this would be a good time to show you what you can do with the Perfect Pearls. They do work the best on dark cardstock, but I will give you a tip on how to do it on the lighter cardstock at the end of my post. So onto today's tutorial....................

Step 1- Using your Embossing Magic or Perfect Printing Pouch, rub this all over your cardstock, this way the Perfect Pearls will only stick to the Perfect Medium and not your fingerprints!!! Now you can stamp your image with the Perfect Medium onto your cardstock.

Step 2- Apply the Sour Apple Perfect Pearl with the small brush included in the kit. A little goes a long way, so just pick up a little bit on the tip of your brush and then I just paint it on, trying not to get it where I don't want it. Now, before you apply your next colour make sure you wipe off your brush. Since the Perfect Medium stays wet for a long time you don't have to worry, you have lots of time to apply all of your colours.

Step 3- Now, apply the Grape Fizz Perfect Pearl with the small brush. Again make sure to clean your brush off.

Step 4- Next apply the Pink Gumball Perfect Pearl and wipe off your brush. And finally apply the Blue Raspberry Perfect Pearls.

Step 5- Take the big fluffy brush that's included in the kit and use it in a swirling motion to get all of the perfect pearls embedded into the perfect medium. Once this is done, you have a completed image!!! You will notice that the Perfect Pearls only stick to the Perfect Medium, creating a beautiful painted image.

I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial on using the Perfect Pearls Kit.......there's so much you can do with them. You can actually use them as paints if you want. Just add a tiny bit of the pearls and a touch of water on a plastic palette and it will create a paint to paint with.

Here's another one that I did with the Cafe Set......................I just applied the colours all over. Scroll down to see the cards I made and how to use it with light cardstock.

So here's my finished card done with the Perfect Pearl Confections Kit...............................
Products Used
Cardstock: Purple, Black & Prima Sweet Fairy 6"x6" Paper Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Grommet Tags & Spellbinders Flying Beauties

I sprayed over top of the Perfect Pearls with the Goosebumps spray to give it some texture and I also did the butterflies and the sentiment in the Perfect Pearls. I added some black rhinestones and the black twine and did some layering, that's pretty much it for this card.

So here's the other card that I did...........
Products Used
Cardstock: Black & Bronze Shimmer
Misc.: Perfect Pearls Cafe Kit, Perfect Pearls Mists- Turquoise & Heirloom Gold & Misc. Prima Flowers & Crystals

I also did the sentiment and border in the Perfect Pearls and cut them out using the die, then I trimmed the Perfect Pearls piece and layered it. I added a strip of black with a piece of the perfect pearls that I had trimmed off.  I sprayed the flowers with the Perfect Pearls Mists and added the crystals to the centers. So that's pretty much it for this card. If you haven't tried the Perfect Pearls Kits yet, you really should........I always have so much fun playing with these!!!

Well I did say I would tell you how to use your light cardstock with them.......since they don't show up well on the light cst, you can stamp with black ink, then using a stamp positioner, stamp over top of the image again using the perfect medium. This will give you a nice dark base for your perfect pearls and they will show up better. Well, I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial and my cards, have a great week...........so until next time..........

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Shirley Fread said...

Painting with Perfect Pearls was right up your alley! Great tutorial and such beautiful cards, too!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Stunning cards Kim! Fab tutorial with this technique...beautifully done!