Shattered Glass with Pearl Ex™

by Beate Johns

This version is a little different version of the shattered glass technique. It looks great on dark cardstock and makes elegant cards.


  • Black Cardstock (or other dark color)

  • Pearl Ex®

  • Masking Tape

  • VersaMark®

  • Black Ink Pad

  • Acrylic Sealer (Matte)

  • Stipple Brush

  • Swiffer Cloth®


  1. Step 1

    Take your masking tape and rip it into long narrow strips. The narrower, the better. Place it on your cardstock in a random, overlapping fashion.

  2. Step 2

    Cover the entire surface of the cardstock with the Versamark™.

  3. Step 3

    Cover the entire surface of the cardstock with Pearl Ex™. I used a stipple brush and two different colors (Aztec Gold and Super Russet) in this example.

  4. Step 4

    Wipe off the excess Pearl Ex™ powder with a Swiffer™ Cloth (a soft cotton cloth would probably be okay, but a Swiffer gives the best result).

  5. Step 5

    Stamp your images over the Pearl Ex™ background with Black Ink.

  6. Step 6

    Spray your cardstock with an Acrylic Sealant.

  7. Step 7

    Remove the masking tape strips.

  8. Step 8

    Finish your card!


    Lighten up
    Use light-colored cardstock and stipple darker color ink on it for a completely different look.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Shattered Glass with Pearl Ex™. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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