Photo Altering - Black & White Photos
by Karin McMahon
Give your photos a unique look using Lumiere® and Pearl-Ex® to spruce them up!
- Pearl acrylic paint (Lumiere™ Pearl White used here)
- Pearl Ex™ in several colors
- Watercolor brushes (medium and large)
- Background Stamp of choice
- Classic Ink Pad
- Glossy Cardstock
- Mixing Palettes
Print your picture in black and white on glossy cardstock.
Notes: Although there is a difference in quality when printing photos on SU glossy cardstock vs. photo paper, SU glossy cardstock works just fine for this application.
Keep a cup of water handy to keep your watercolor and stipple brushes in to prevent them from drying out in between applications. (Lumiere dries very quickly!)
Mix your Pearl-Ex™ with Lumiere™ in your mixing palates. Pour plain Lumiere™ in another palate.
"Re-color" your picture with your medium watercolor brush using Lumiere™ mixed with Pearl-Ex™.
Smooth Lumiere™ over entire card using your large watercolor brush.
Stamp over image with background stamp (I used the script stamp from Botanicals).
Stamp again with an extra word stamp if desired. Use Lumiere™ and Pearl-Ex™ mix applied to stamp with watercolor brush. Embellish word with MicroBeads (I used "LOVE" from the "Peace, Joy, Love" stamp in All Year Cheer I).