Saturday, December 1, 2018

more faux metallic for christmas

Did you see my makes yesterday? I made a couple 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. I'm in the middle of Christmas cookie baking. How about you?

I'm playing at:
CAS on Friday - Make a holiday card
SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG
SSS Work it Wednesday - Ho Ho Holiday


JenniferE said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the stamps and the shine of the inks!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous textured results for your background, Maria. I love how you added the die cut images. All so pretty. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Lin said...

Lovely designs, Maria - backgrounds complement the focal images perfectly without overpowering them! Thank you for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Anita in France said...

The simple Christmas silhouettes pop beautifully against those luscious, shimmery, texture-y backgrounds, Maria ... these are gorgeous! Imagining the aroma of those cookies ... not reached that stage yet ... just mailed the last of my cards yesterday! Hugs, Anita :)

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous cards, Maria. Lovely colours and beautiful background! Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

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