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Old 11-06-2006, 05:52 PM   #1
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Pearl Ex

Ok ladies, I need help. Well, in more ways than one, but for now, I'll start off with my pearl ex question.

What the heck do I do with it? I've literally had it for about 2 years and have NEVER used it. I tried to use versa mark and a stamp, then heat set, but the powder got all over my page. Not just the image. What can I do with this stuff??? I'm dying to know. Can anyone help?

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Old 11-06-2006, 06:16 PM   #2
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When you use PE with VM, you have to seal it with hairspray or an acrylic sealer otherwise it *will* get everywhere. But it's a lovely effect.

Also, if you put some PE in a small bottle of hairspray and shake it really well, it will give you a nice sparkly effect all over your CS when you spray it. And since it's already mixed with hairspray, it seals itself.

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Old 11-06-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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Oh my gosh..gonna have to try that. Boy, I wish I still had my old bottles of Aqua Net from high school. I use the expensive stuff now.

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Old 11-06-2006, 06:31 PM   #4
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My favorite PE use right now is with Future floor polish. Use Future as the 'water', dip into PE and then paint. I Clear emboss some images first and then paint in the rest with PE and it is really cool - and easy.
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:03 PM   #5
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Ohhhh, somthing I'd have to go and buy. I don't polish my floors...who are we kidding, they just get dirty again!

LOL!!! Thanks, I'm going to try that too. I have 2 bottles of pearl ex just sitting here for the longest time. Sounds cool. Thanks again!

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Ok ladies, I need help. Well, in more ways than one, but for now, I'll start off with my pearl ex question.

What the heck do I do with it? I've literally had it for about 2 years and have NEVER used it. I tried to use versa mark and a stamp, then heat set, but the powder got all over my page. Not just the image. What can I do with this stuff??? I'm dying to know. Can anyone help?

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for versamark and pearl ex you do not need to heat the image. Stamp your image in versamark then stipple pearl ex over top and wipe off excess pearl ex with a swiffer cloth. Seal the image with aerosol hairspray or acrylic sealer. You can also stamp an image in craft ink and then stipple pearl ex over top. If you use the interference colors they are different colors on black craft and white craft. There are also lots of tutuorial on here now for pearl ex ideas.
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Welcome Karie!
Go way up to the top of this page and click on Resources.. there's several tutorials to use Pearl Ex!!! HTH!! Stormy
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I really like the heated pearls technique....its messy, but its my favorite!
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Ok ladies, I need help. Well, in more ways than one, but for now, I'll start off with my pearl ex question.

What the heck do I do with it? I've literally had it for about 2 years and have NEVER used it. I tried to use versa mark and a stamp, then heat set, but the powder got all over my page. Not just the image. What can I do with this stuff??? I'm dying to know. Can anyone help?

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Oh, Karie - I feel your pain! Mine set for at least a year and then I drug it back out and started messing with it. Yes, messing, because it can be a tad messy! These ideas are great and trust me, when you make your first successful project with the supah fine shimmery stuff you'll love it. Post pics when you get that first one done!
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:25 AM   #10
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Last night we did this technique! First we stamped with VM, then embossed with clear powder. Next we did a brush (very lightly) into the Pearl Ex and rubbed it over the embossed image. Then we heat set the powder and rubbed a swiffer cloth over the image to remove any left over powder. It came out beautiful
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My favorite PE use right now is with Future floor polish. Use Future as the 'water', dip into PE and then paint. I Clear emboss some images first and then paint in the rest with PE and it is really cool - and easy.
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I must not know what I'm doing because I stamped a vine all over with VM and then added the Pearl Ex. Wiped it off with a tissue & VOILA. It was beautiful & I didn't seal it. It's still there.
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