Wow, I’ve been having fun playing with WOW! new pearl embossing powder, which is especially effective on dark paper.
Check it out:
I used five different colors here, all pearl: red, violet, green, white and blue. (And don’t you love that big background stamp? Also from WOW!) I stamped the background using VersaMark ink, then sprinkled on the various colors to get the mixed effect.
Here’s a closer look that catches the light:
Next, I wanted to try the powders on light card stock — a very different look. I wasn’t crazy about my first attempt:
It actually looks better in the photo because the background looks darker (not white) and I let the light reflect, but in reality, it was too faint for me. (In my next post, I’ll show how I used it in another way on lighter card stock.) So I added some watercolor just to see what would happen: (Not my best watercoloring efforts! Sheesh.)
Here’s a detailed look with reflecting light:
I punched the XOXO several times (from a Fiskars punch), stacked the pieces and glued them together using ScraPerfect’s Best Glue Ever. Because I stupidly punched the extra XOXOs from white paper, when they were stacked you could see the white edges. To fix that I colored the edges with a black permanent marker. And of course added that necessary touch of shimmer … black Wink of Stella from Kuretake/Zig. I don’t use the black often, but when I need it, well … )
I’ll have some other experiments in my next post. Thanks for stopping by!
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