Sharryn here today
At the moment I’ve having an absolute ball playing with mists, Distress inks and Perfect Pearls. I love to make my own mists with Perfect Pearls to cut costs but did you know you can also use this versatile medium as paint? Used on chipboard, it brings a wonderful metallic shine to any project.
Let me show you how.
Step 1. Choose your chipboard. Here I’ll be painting this gorgeous feather circle frame. Select the Perfect Pearls colours you’ll need and grab a paint brush.
Step 2. Use a Paddle Pop stick to gently scoop some powder from the Perfect Pearls container. You only need a small bit to make up some paint.
Step 3. Add a few drops of water to the Perfect Pearls at a time, mix until you are satisfied with the consistency. You don’t need a lot of water, remember
a little goes a long way! Start painting your chipboard.
Step 4. If you want to add different colours to your chipboard, simply follow the instructions above and paint on where you would like the extra colour. You can use a heat gun to gently speed up the drying process then give your chipboard another coat of Perfect Pearls paint. Set aside to dry or again, gently dry with heat gun.
TIP: Think outside the square when using chipboard! I used this Engaged Wordlet which has two small hearts on the end. I cut a photo of the engagement ring to size and adhered it to the back of the chipboard piece with Dimensional Magic. So I was able to include a photo of the newly engaged couple AND the ring
Here are some detail shots of my layout:
And the completed page:
P.S I so loved by Michelle Logan’s paper feathers I had a go at making my own. Thanks for the awesome inspiration Michelle!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
Until next time,