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Issue #010 June 21st 2006
Pearl Ex™ - Luminous Pearls  
Just mix & go with water, Pearl Ex and Lumiere to quickly create a luminous background perfect for any kind of project.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Water
  • Pearl Ex®
  • Lumiere®
  • StazOn®
  • Stipple brush
  • Small container for mixing
  • Glossy cardstock
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: T asked: "I would like to learn how make mirrored images. I saw a beautiful card using the Lovely as a Tree set and the trees were mirrored in the water at the bottom. How do you do that?"
    A: Stamp the image you want to reflect either onto a shadow stamp (like one of the Great Shapes stamps) or onto a piece of acetate. Then turn the shadow stamp or acetate around and stamp it onto your cardstock. Next ink up the image again and stamp it over or beside your mirror image. Have fun!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Staci Miserlian has a hint for the dry debossing technique. "I also use the ink that is left on the background stamp after you stamp it onto the debossed paper to make another print on a separate piece of cardstock. It makes a reverse print of the images and looks so neat! I like to do this with the smaller pattern background stamps, such as denim and canvas. So, before you clean off the background stamp, make a print."

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