Thursday, August 23, 2012

Faux Mother of Pearl Technique

While creating the art piece for the card in this post from yesterday, I used the Mother of Pearl Technique on the clock face. 

Step 1:
  • Stamp the background images in the colours of your choice.  I used Saharah Sand and Basic Black.
Step 2:
  • Stamp the outline of the pocket watch image in VersaMark ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
Step 3:
  • Use the Frost White Shimmer Paint and a Stampin' Sponge to apply the shimmer paint to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  
  • Apply the shimmer paint randomly and be sure to leave some of the cardstock exposed.
Step 4:
  • Once the shimmer paint has dried, use a clean stampin' sponge to apply saharah sand ink to the cardstock.  The ink will darken the colour of the very vanilla cardstock, but won't stick to the shimmer paint, creating a beautiful mother of pearl effect.
Step 5:
  • Stamp the clock faces on your faux mother of pearl cardstock.  
Step 6:
  • Punch out the clock faces with your 1 1/4" Circle Punch.
Step 7:
  • Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the clock hands onto the clock faces.
Step 8:
  • Adhere your beautiful mother of pearl clock face inside the gold embossed pocket watch. 

I hope you'll try the Faux Mother of Pearl technique next time you're creating!  Need some supplies?  All the good stuff is in my Online Stampin' Up! Store.

Happy Stampin'

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