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Old 09-19-2006, 06:14 PM   #1  
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Okay, well I finally got Pearl Ex after seeing SO many great stuff made with it. I got it at Michaels with a 50% off coupon, so I got 12 containers of it for just $12.50! I just tried using it a little while ago and I'm kinda having trouble with it. I stamped my image in versamark, and then put the pearl ex on it, but the pearl ex seemed to just get all over my paper regardless of where the versa was, even after wiping it off I still had smears of pearl ex all over my paper. Am I doing something wrong? Please help me! I love pearl ex soooo much, and I really want it to look good. Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:30 PM   #2  
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When I use PE, a swipe a Swiffter sheet across the cardstock. It picks up the stray PE without removing it from the image. HTH
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:54 PM   #3  
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Swiffers are essential, lol.
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Thanks a bunch! It looks like I need to go get some swiffer sheets now! I can't wait!
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just a thought, I use the stipple brush, wife the excess off with the swiffer and then some people spray it with a cheap brand of hair spray.. This is suppose to some what "seal it" so it doesn't smudge. hope that helps..
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done all of these things, now I keep the generic brand of swiffers in my stamp room. I use a nice wide paint brush to wipe off the excess first, a soft one, like a big blush brush.

My favorite way to use pearl ex is to use it as a shimmer spray. It is amazing how much it makes card stock POP when you use pearl ex. I like using aztec gold on creamy caramel paper for a gold paper, silver pearl ex on going gray for an amazing silver paper, and copper pearl ex on really rust for a copper colored paper.

One other way I like to use pearl ex is pearl ex and future floor wax in an aqua painter. Be warned though, pour out a tiny bit of pearl ex or use the lid, as the future floor wax acts as a binder and you don't want that in your pot of pearl ex.
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Thanks for all the great tips! I have been playing with my pearl ex all day!
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nmslmomto3 - when you use pearl ex as a "shimmer spray" do you mix it with water and put in a spray bottle? How do you spray it?
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What can you mix with the pearl ex to make it a watercolor paint?
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nmslmomto3 - when you use pearl ex as a "shimmer spray" do you mix it with water and put in a spray bottle? How do you spray it?
I don't think plain water will work -- can't remember whether you're supposed to mix the PE with rubbing alcohol or hair spray, but any fine mist spray bottle will do (pump-styles are more precise than trigger spray bottles). I found the perfect ones at Michael's a while back for only 50 cents each. They were about the size of a Stampin' Mist bottle.
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What can you mix with the pearl ex to make it a watercolor paint?
You mix the Pearl-Ex with a drop of Gum Arabic - gives you a look like Twinkling H20's. Gum Arabic can be bought from art shops. I suppose Michaels would have it.

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Thank you! I am going to have to go and get some. I do have many Pearl Ex bottles. I just never seem to use them.
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Oh, thanks for the tips - I even have gum arabic, bought it at LSS and then couldn't remember what cool thing I was going to do with it....
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What's a swiffer????
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Swiffers are wonderful dusting cloths you can buy in the cleaning supplies area of your store or Target. They are textured, fluffy cloths that grab onto dust very well - they will pick up and hold anything - even stray threads, etc. They are in a green box. (they work great on wood blinds too!)
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for the shimmer spray I use hair spray. here is the post where I originally talked about doing it
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