Ashtead Craft Club, my 3rd new craft club this month, were looking at pearly things this time. One table was using Liquid Pearls and Cosmic Shimmer PVA and the other Cosmic Shimmer powders. I opted for the former as I have just got into Liquid Pearls.
I bought my first one from Oysterstamps when I met up with some internet friends for the first time earlier this year, I started with Platinum Pearl. I received my next one in a surprise giveaway bundle, Royal Blue. I chose my 3rd from my Alpha Challenge win from The Craft Barn, Rouge and bought my last one actually at The Craft Barn for their re-opening, Onyx Pearl. I did buy a Cosmic Shimmer, coloured Pearlescent PVA last year as the Biggin Hill Sincerely Yours Show too (keep forgetting that one - LOL) that's in Olympic Gold - how could I resist that last year LOL.
Various techniques were demonstrated.
1) adding pearly drops to stamped images.
2) creating a pearly background.
3) making strings of pearls flourishes.
I did 3 of the first technique, all with varying success. I smudged the brown one so had to make a "feature" of the centres! The pink and blue ones were better so I had to be real careful transporting them home!
The pearly background (blue card) used Cosmic Shimmer PVA and splodged it on some background card using scrunched up greaseproof paper. After it was dry adding distress inks for colour and the PVA resisted giving a lovely mottled pearly effect.
I've not tried the flourishes yet. I just made the toppers and embossed pieces at the club and made the cards up at home. If anyone knows the make of the lovely dandelion embossing folder I am all ears. Loved that one. Think I "need" some pretty coloured Liquid Pearls now as well!