I love trying out new techniques, even if most of them don't turn out that great the first time. (don't tell anyone!)
Today I tried out the technique called heated pearls. You can find the tutorial on SCS.
To create this effect, all you need is Pearl ex (preferably more than one color) Elmers glue, a stipple brush and a heat gun!
I used the technique on the top of Willows umbrella to create a wet look. Like I said, not perfect but enough to make me happy :)
1. I stamped the umbrella on glossy cardstock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
2. I dabbed small dots of elmers school glue all over the umbrella.
3. I sprinkled two colors of pearl ex lightly over the glue. (doesn't have to be perfect, just sprinkle away!
4. I used a stipple brush to blend the glue and the pearl ex all over the umbrella.
5. Heat with your gun until it starts to bubble!
Some tips that I learned the hard way!
1. Cut your image out before you go to step two. Otherwise, once you have heated your image, you can no longer see the lines you need to cut on!
Other than that it was a lot of fun to try! If you decide to try it, post a link to your card, I would love to see it!
The Stamp used here can be purchased at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More!
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