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Thanks for the Monday challenge! This is only the second time I have used Pearl Ex so it was nice to break it out. Now I can say I didn't waste that money 3 years ago when I bought it!
Here's my shimmery Stem Silhouttes: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=44953
This was a fun challenge. I don't have re-inkers so I used some red food coloring. As others have said, it's very hard to get a decent picture. If you use the flash it's WAY to sparkly. but anyway, it was fun. here's mine http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=89901 tfl
I also didn't have perfect pearls but found some rub on paste today which has a nice glimmer and sheen so I've used that on a card for the colour challenge and can put it here to. I must try the pearls effect when I get some, all the cards done for the challenge look amazing! Here's my card. TFL
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I have had my "PC Sparkles" as I like to call them mixed up for over 5 years and have had no problem with them going bad. I use Pearl Ex and cheap unscented, liquid not aerosol, hairspray and have never had a problem. Using Perfect Pearls will over time clog up the mister though for me. I just give them a good shake to mix them back up and they are good to go. I have never tried using a reinker with them so I will definitely have to give it a try.
Just wanted to let you know that I have done this same technique with Pearl-ex. I use water, gum arabic and pearl-ex and create a great glimmer effect that doesn't "fall" off the card. At a stamp show last year, I talked to the Luminart rep and asked her about her glimmer mists. She said it is a combo of Twinkling H2O's and gum arabic...I tried it at home and it worked! Gum arabic is available at Mike's and HobLob!
I just mixed up several batches today, Instead of the mini misters , they can get expensive, I found mini pump sprayers at walmart for 50 cents each. So you can mix all your favorites at a fraction of the cost. I just labeled the colors on the outside , there transparent and come in blue,green,purple,yellow
I love this technique! You should've seen my lab as I mixed up my concoction. I already had PearlEx powders, so I used hair spray. At first I picked gold, but it wasn't obvious enough, and I wanted darker so I threw some copper in there. Loved that.
And believe it or not, I don't have any reinkers yet! I know, I know... but I'm still a new kid on the block. But I did have alcohol inks, so I went with it. Used 10 drops of Baja Blue and 6 drops of Aztec Orange. Of course you can't see it in the picture, but I love how it came out. Thanks for the technique! 4 Challenges in 1!
I had SO MUCH fun with this shimmer spray. Mainly because I had purchased the perfect petals, but wasn't too sure how to use it. I have been spraying everything in site all night! Thanks Beth!! What fun.