Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #004 May 10th 2006
Poppin’ Pearls  
There are many Pearl Ex techniques, and this week we'll show you one of the easiest. You'll love the shimmery results!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Stamps
  • Versamark®
  • Pearl Ex®
  • Sponge Dauber, Q-tips or stipple brushes
  • Swiffer® Cloth
  • Acrylic Sealer
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: -Michelle Rose asked: "I was wondering about the scrapbook [in a] box. It measures 12×12, and gets a quarter of an inch smaller, up to 3-4 pieces of paper. I had the directions, and lost them in my move. HELP!"
    A: This forum post has the instructions you need:
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Angela Creason has some hints for gel cards. "Don't mail these the normal way…they all burst before they arrived. Another tip: Don't stamp directly on the bag with StazOn; it will rub off as the alcohol from the gel seeps through the baggie. You can add some glitter or use glitter body gel. This is a real WOW! card!"

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Shattered Glass with Pearl Ex™ A little different version of the shattered glass technique, on dark cardstock.
    Shattered Glass with Pearl Ex™ tutorial
    Shattered Glass with Pearl Ex™ gallery

    We're going to "double" the fun with next week's project. You'll need a Word Window tool punch, dimensionals, glue dots and sticky tape. See you then!
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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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    Use two visual sketches from last VSBN weekend to make your picture-filled pages.
    Get this week's inspiration from abstract art.
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