Saturday, January 30, 2016

Faux Mother of Pearl Technique Card

Hi There!
That subject line is a mouthful, isn't it? I follow a blog called Stamping With Loll. Loll shares a lot of wonderful techniques on her blog. Not long ago she shared a beautiful card with a gorgeous butterfly on it. I really liked the background behind the butterfly. She said she used a technique called Faux Mother of Pearl. She linked to a video she had made showing how to do the technique. I may have done this way back when, but I didn't remember using the paint she used. I couldn't find the Tsukineko brand paint, but I did find some Martha Stewart pearl paint at Joann's that seemed like it would do the trick. If you want directions on the technique Loll shares, check it out here.

And here is my attempt:

As I said I used Martha Stewart paint and Wilted Violet and Milled Lavendar distress inks. I really like the effect. Unfortunately, the camera absolutely does not pick up just how nice it looks in real life. You will have to believe me when I say it has a pearl like shine. The heart flower is a die from Memory box. I added Wink of Stella to give it a bit of sparkle.  Yeah, you can't see the sparkle either. 

I wanted to add a sentiment on the front, but didn't like how any looked so I took the easy road and left one off. 

I think I want to try this again with different color combinations. I sure wish I had that butterfly die she used in the card that inspired me. Might have to look it up. I liked all the variations Loll created with that one. :)

That's it from me today. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
PhotobucketI hope you are having a great weekend so far


Alanna said...

What a beautiful card Jeanne. This looks like a great technique. I think I've heard of it before but definitely haven't ever done it. You are always so willing to get in there and try new things and techniques which is something I truly admire about you. This would be fun to do in different colors for sure - would make a beautiful gift set of cards with a rainbow of colors featuring this technique.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday and break from stressful Bronco football. :)

Kay Miller said...

Well that is just beautiful! It's a shame all the sparkle, shimmer and shine doesn't show up, but it doesn't take away from the fact that this is s gorgeous card! I love the shades of ink that you used and that die is so pretty! So fun to try new techniques! Hope you have a wonderful week! ((Hugs))

cm said...

Looks like you've mastered this technique, Jeanne, with results that blow. me. away! Gorgeous lavender background; perfect for your heart flower. Stunning!

Loll said...

Hi Jeanne. Sorry it's taken me so long to get to your blog. Life is busy! I wanted to thank you for all the supportive comments you leave on my blog --- hearing from you always brightens my day.

I LOVE your faux mother of pearl card. It's so pretty ... love it done with shades of soft purple. And your die-cut hearts are so pretty! Thanks so much for the shout out!

Loll xx