13 October 2012

Faux Mother of Pearl for a Vintage Swap Challenge

Our latest Inksanity Swap challenge theme was "Vintage" and I didn't want to distress, tear or scrunch for this one...........which meant I had the chance to play around with a technique I haven't done in a while - faux mother of pearl.  The base ingredients here are glossy white cardstock, frost white shimmer paint, black staz on ink and some glad wrap (saran wrap).

I paired this technique with the clock from the "Forever Young" stamp set and used "Kindness Matters" to create the background and sentiment.  The embossed designer frame crated the focal point and the clock centre was punched out and layered atop of some champagne glass glitter - so chunky, so luxurious.  Be sure to use your liquid multipurpose adhesive (Tombow) with this glitter, it's so chunky that tape or 2-way glue won't work well.  You really have to give this technique a go and see the gorgeous shine in real life.

Pour a little shimmer paint onto a plastic plate or other non absorbent surface.  Scrunch up your plastic wrap and dab it into the paint, tapping off excess before dabbing it randomly around your cardstock.  Don't cover the entire surface, be sure to leave gaps.  Allow the paint to dry for a minute or so, then sponge colour over the top of the shimmer paint to create your desired background.  Each piece you create will be unique but beautiful.  I stamped my butterflies BEFORE dabbing the shimmer paint on. 
You can also watch a video by Dawn Griffith's here to see how it's done.

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Black Staz On, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink
Stamps:  Forever Young, Kindness Matters
Acc:  Frost white shimmer paint, glass stampin glitter (champagne), 3/4" circle punch, pearls, designer frames, sponges, sponge daubers

Happy Stamping,

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