Friday, November 30, 2018

faux metallic for christmas

Christmastime is sparkle time, right?

I made a few more Christmas cards with an oldie but goodie technique. A great idea for adding a metallic touch to a project is Perfect Pearls. With the faux metal technique (a la Jennifer M.) you brush them onto a Distress Inked area while it is still damp. I thought I'd give the technique a try with Distress Oxides.

So the Oxides have a longer open time than the Inks. And therefore will pick up even more of the Perfect Pearls powder if you lay it on too heavily. Like I did. Got some mega streaks. Oh well.

But a positive side effect is that after using a water/Perfect Pearls mixture in a mini mister to lightly spray the finished area and set the Perfect Pearls, the oxidation droplets appeared where there were larger water droplets and that's kinda cool!

When the inked/pearlized panel was dry I die cut the rectangles and then dry embossed them. Die cut some iconic Christmas figures and heat embossed some sentiments and then assembled my cards.

Distress Oxides - Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio
Perfect Pearls

Still love this technique. And those embossing folders. Come back tomorrow for the red versions.

I'm playing at:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG
SSS Work it Wednesday - Ho Ho Holiday


Anita in France said...

Striking and gorgeous, Maria ... I'm imagining how luscious the pearly finish is! Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

maria, I aDORE these embossing folders! but have yet to add perfect pearls to my stash... wait. did I? off to search!

Gorgeous cards, my friend!

Ruth said...

It's a fabulous technique and I love the use of the embossing folder. Fantastic colour and interesting to know about the Oxides and how they work with perfect pearls. x

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