Pearl Ex™ - Luminous Pearls
by Beate Johns
Mix Lumiere® and Pearl Ex® with a bit of water to make this shiny background.
- Pearl Ex®
- Stipple brush
- StazOn® or other waterproof ink
- Container for mixing (here clean meat tray)
- Spoon or something for stirring
- Glossy cardstock
Pour some Lumiere™ into the mixing container.
Add an equal amount of water to the container.
Stir to mix water and Lumiere™. If it's too thin, add more Lumiere™.
Add Pearl Ex™ to the mixture.
TIP: Separate the mixture in a palette so you can mix with different Pearl Ex™ colors.
Stir mixture until the Pearl Ex™ dissolves and there are no lumps.
Use a stipple brush to apply mixture to glossy cardstock.
Cover the entire piece of cardstock with the mixture, then let dry.
Now's a good time to rinse out the stipple brush so the mixture won't dry on it.
Stamp image with Stazon™ ink.
Use the additional Pearl Ex™ mixtures to color your image with a small watercolor brush.
Finish your artwork.
After you apply the mixture onto your cardstock with your stipple brush, wait until it is almost dry. Then dip a flat watercolor brush into a different color Pearl Ex and brush it over your cardstock.