Hey everyone! I hope you're having a great July! In this month's Ellen Hutson Newsletter, we're going to be taking a look at an "oldie but a goodie" Perfect Pearls.
Perfect Pearls are a great way to add some pearlescent shimmer to your cards. It's a different look than you can achieve using other mediums. Depending on the colors and techniques that you use with the Perfect Pearls, you can get many looks. Instead of a bold, in your face shimmer and shine like glitter paste or embossing powders, this is a more subdued pearlescent finish.
In the video tutorial, I'll be showing you some different ways you can use them. Be sure to check that out for more tips and tricks.
Here are a few ways you can use Perfect Pearls
- Shimmer Over Stamped Images - Stamp you image in Versamark ink and then cover with Perfect Pearls to give a pearlescent finish to your stamped images.
- Stenciled Shimmer - Apply ink to your project through a stencil and then pounce on Perfect Pearls.
- Stamped Off Shimmer - Apply ink all over a die cut piece and pounce on Perfect Pearls. Then use a stamped inked with Versamark to remove the Perfect Pearls in just the stamped areas.
- Shimmer Spritz - You can mix Perfect Pearls in water to create a shimmery spritz. Or use this pearlized water to watercolor for a subtle pearlescent finish on your watercolored project.
Perfect Pearls come in a lot of different colors. Try different colors of Perfect Pearls on colored card stock. You'll be surprised at the beautiful results you can achieve. My favorite is the Perfect Pearls in Mint on Mulberry card stock. Beautiful!
Perfect Pearls has a built in fixative to keep it in place. You can lightly mist your project once the Perfect Pearls are in place to lock them in place.
All of my projects today feature the new Mermaid's Tail stamps and dies from the Essentials By Ellen line. This is definitely my new favorite stamp and die combo. I love the big bold mermaid tail. It's the perfect focal image for A2 sized cards. You don't need much else on your card when you have a big, beautiful, shimmery mermaid tail as your focal point.
I also love the sentiments included with the Mermaid's Tail stamp set. There is a great mix of snarky sentiments, as well as encouraging sentiments. I mean, who doesn't love a sentiment that says "Mermaids Don't Have Thigh Gaps"? I can't wait to use the one that says "I want to be where the people aren't". But if snark isn't your thing, you've got plenty of options, like "make waves" and "keep swimming".
I've used a variety of sentiments on my card projects today.
So there you have it. A quick look at Perfect Pearls...and three fabulous mermaid projects to go with it.
I hope you enjoyed today's projects. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!
Watch The Video
You can watch this video in HD on our YouTube channel by clicking HERE. Don't forget to subscribe while you're there so you don't miss any of our video tutorials.