Friday, 25 March 2016

Faux Mother of Pearl

The March challenge at Happy Little Stampers is to create a faux mother of pearl background using pearl paint or liquid pearls and ink. I only had metallic acrylic paint on hand today, so I made mine with that. The effect is a beautiful, subtle, shimmery background.  Definitely a technique I will use again!

This week's theme at Less is More is 'What's Outside Your Window?'  My husband feeds the birds every morning and we love to watch them coming and going and, at this time of year, nest building. So I thought I would combine both challenges in one card.

Here is the card I created:

A ball of cling film was dipped into white metallic paint and this was then dabbed over a heavy white card stock. Once it was completely dry, inks were blended over it. I used Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Memento Nautical Blue and Memento Danube Blue. The card was die cut with a Cheery Lynn Designs Pierced Banner (the largest one) and mounted onto the card on foam pads.
The bird was die cut, using Bird on a Branch die from Marianne Designs, from white card and the flowers cut with a palm punch. Tiny gel dots were added to the centre of the flowers.
The sentiment was stamped in Ranger Jet Black ink using a stamp from the Dovecraft Floral Muse set.

I would like to enter my card at these challenges:

Less is More What's Outside Your Window


  1. This is really pretty Carole! Love those soft colours! So pleased you joined us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. The shimmery background sets off the white die cuts perfectly, Carole! Such a lovely technique. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More :)

  3. Such a gorgeous card. Karen x

  4. Fabulous use of that Faux Mother of Pearl technique and I particularly love how you used white for the die cuts too. Your card is very elegant Carole. It's great to see you at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  5. I love the faux MoP technique! So elegant! Great LIM entry.

  6. What a lovely technique Carole and such a fab card you made with it!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    "Less is More"

  7. Soft and delicate, Carole ... and such fabulous shimmer in the background panel ... simply lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Anita :)

  8. It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
    This is fabulous I just love that background!
    Super scene!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Lovely subtle colour palette and beautiful white silhouette. Lou x (Guest designer at LIM)


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