Hello! Today I thought I’d give you a little step by step on painting with Perfect Pearls. I used this technique to color in the present on this card:
To paint with Perfect Pearls, you need to start by stamping your image in either a waterproof ink, or by stamping and heat embossing your image. I chose to stamp and heat emboss my image (which is the present from Birthday Icons)
For the actual painting part you’ll need Perfect Pearls, a fine tipped paint brush, and some water (I like to use my Mini Mister for my water source).
Make a small puddle of water and a place a small pile of Perfect Pearls directly onto your craft mat (or a smooth, nonstick surface).
Pick up a small amount of water with your paint brush and add it to the Perfect Pearls. Mix the water in to turn the Perfect Pearls into a paint. I like to add a small amount at a time… you can always add more water, but you can’t remove water!
Now you’re ready to start painting. Just pick up some of the Perfect Pearls paint with your brush and add it to your image.
You can repeat this process as many times as you’d like to add more colors to your image. You can also mix colors of Perfect Pearls (just like you would mix paint) to create a custom shade.
The biggest down side to Perfect Pearls is that photos just don’t do them justice. I did the best I could to catch the light in the above photo, so you get at least an idea of how the light really plays off image and makes it shimmer different variations of the color.
If you have any questions about this technique, don’t hesitate to ask! Happy stamping,