Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Faux Mother-of-Pearl for Christmas

This month my techniques group learned the faux Mother-of-Pearl (FMP) technique.  It really is a super simple technique that offers lots of wow-factor.  Today I want to show you the first in a series of projects that all feature FMP.  This particular one is the one my techniques group made this month:

Gift tag featuring the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique and the Bells and Boughs stamp set with sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Sadly this photo is over-exposed a little and you can't really get the full effect of the FMP technique.  Here's a quick how-to in case you're unfamiliar with the technique:  Using a piece of plastic wrap crumpled into a loose ball, dab Frost White Shimmer Paint randomly on a piece of glossy cardstock.  Allow the shimmer paint to dry completely (overnight is best) and then sponge Crumb Cake ink all over the glossy card stock.  The shimmer paint will resist the ink giving that FMP look.  Wipe off any excess ink with a tissue and then stamp your image using Staz-on ink.  Colour the image as desired using ink pads and blender pens.  Super simple and really effective! Stop by tomorrow when I'll have another project featuring this technique.
Now, speaking of gift tags, have you registered for my Tags...You're It! event coming up this weekend?  The Friday evening session is full but there are still a few spots left for the Saturday morning time slot.  Be sure to call or email to hold your place by Thursday if you'd like to attend.  Details are on the Upcoming Events tab at the top of this page.  See you soon!

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