Pearl Ex™ - Luminous Pearls

by Beate Johns

Mix Lumiere® and Pearl Ex® with a bit of water to make this shiny background.

Supplies

  • Water

  • Lumiere®

  • Pearl Ex®

  • Stipple brush

  • StazOn® or other waterproof ink

  • Container for mixing (here clean meat tray)

  • Spoon or something for stirring

  • Glossy cardstock

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Pour some Lumiere™ into the mixing container.

  2. Step 2

    Add an equal amount of water to the container.

  3. Step 3

    Stir to mix water and Lumiere™. If it's too thin, add more Lumiere™.

  4. Step 4

    Add Pearl Ex™ to the mixture.


    TIP: Separate the mixture in a palette so you can mix with different Pearl Ex™ colors.



  5. Step 5

    Stir mixture until the Pearl Ex™ dissolves and there are no lumps.
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  6. Step 6

    Use a stipple brush to apply mixture to glossy cardstock.

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  7. Step 7

    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.



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  8. Step 8

    Stamp image with Stazon™ ink.

  9. Step 9

    Use the additional Pearl Ex™ mixtures to color your image with a small watercolor brush.

  10. Step 10

    Finish your artwork.

Variations

    Double-up
    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.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Pearl Ex™ - Luminous Pearls. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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