Saturday, June 26

Perfect Pearls!

N4aPP

You guys can be sooo persuasive! All these calls of 'Show us' and 'Share' ... and who am I to argue?

After giving the matter some considerable thought I felt it would be totally wrong just to blog every tag I made at Ranger U and tell you the technique ... after all that is someone else's hard work and you guys may want to go to Ranger U yourselves and would n't it be awful if I trashed the surprise! So ... anyways ... I got to thinking about what I did learn and actually one of the things is to re-visit older techniques from time to time ... you know the ones ... the ones that you tried ... once ... way back when and have n't tried again since!

So this is one of those techniques that I had completely forgotten about! But I did it at Ranger U too ... so everyone is happy :0) At least I hope they are :0)

Basically I have embossed with Ranger Clear embossing powder on black card. Plonked my wet brush into the metallic perfect pearls ... one at a time of course ... and mixed them up on my craft sheet to make a fluid paintN4PP ... then I randomly painted over the embossed images. A simple resist technique that is great fun! Please don't let my poor piccies put you off ... the finish really is lush in real life!

I have used the Paper Artsy flourish ... THE Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 stamps and some of Lord Tim of Holtz's Idea-ology! You know Tim ... the man that could play seventy odd sets of tennis on an hourly basis while compiling money saving budgets for the entire UK's civil service with just a blob of Black Enamel Accents and an edge distresser!

I have had a fab day ... playing and teaching a class in Olney ... we made a Christmas screen so we had crackers and Christmas music ... it was tops!

Laters!

31 comments:

craftimamma said...

Well you've taught me something new Linda. I did know about clear emboss resist but had never thought about using it with perfect pearls of which I have quite a few. Must definitely give this a go and the effect is stunning.

I finished the three canvas wall hanging we (almost) made in the workshop before you went to Ranger U and hope to blog it this weekend. I'm really chuffed with it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Nettie said...

fandabbydozy! must start to view your blog again regularly, in fact all blogs I follow ;o)

Dawn said...

I don't have any PP (well one I got with the book) but I can't getthis effect with one colour! ha ha I think it look very wonderful though with yr fave flower & Butterflys

Love Dawn xx

Lori said...

Looks lush in the pic, and I can imagine even more so in real life! Love those Perfect Pearls, and not just to use in the mini mister! lol Fab piece Linda, I'm sure it was great inspiration at Ranger U, the ideas are flowing strong, eh?

Heidi said...

Oooooh!! Fantabulous!

Missing you and your wonderful smile, wit and laugh! Glad I get to see your art here ;). Loving that!

Linda Cain said...

I'm doing my sing-song "Gorgeous!"
Love it to pieces!

~Linda

Helen said...

When I turn on my computer and see a post from you, I know it's gong to be a cracker - and this does not disappoint!!! I am deffo going to try this.

* Shaz * said...

Brilliant work Linda hope you are keeping well xx

Caroline and Jayne said...

Hiya I love your work in Craft Stamper xxx If you ever fancy sharing your work over on our blog www.fiskarettes.co.uk it would be a pleasure to see for Fiskarettes i'm sure x

Allyson said...

After seeing your gorgeous piece I'm beginning to regret giving all my perfect pearls away because I never used them... BAH! or should that be DOH! Love the layout too. Looking forward to next weeks class with a certified Ranger Educator... oh right, that's you!

kjjc said...

now that is seriously lush

themessycraftroom said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous love the colours must dig out those perfect pearls I've hardly used. xChrisB

Elaine said...

Just gorgeous Linda. Your Tim descriptions always make me laugh - this one is a cracker - does he know about them? I am sure he would really laugh too!

I am near to finishing the hanging we made with you on our mini retreat - cut out the leaves last night and just three more roses to go and the chain and I'm there. Thanks again for such a gorgeous project - you've started me off on coloured lace now!!

Elaine xx

Claireliz said...

Oh Linda that is stunning, but then I knew it would be because you made it. :)
I've done a little project that was inspired by you, its on my blog, would love to know what you think & of course to say a HUGE THANKS for the inspiration.

C
xx

Ally said...

I've followed your blog for ages Linda, but never felt confident enough to leave a comment!
Your work is ALWAYS stunning and is such a great inspiration for me. Thank you

Andrea said...

just perfect pearly piece Linda and love the design, have a great weekend xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby technique hun, not tried painting with PP's...have them all and never use 'em proply LOL Have a grand weekend x

Minxy said...

Great end result, the colours are very rustic, i likie *welcoming hug*

mustavcoffee said...

Great technique and a beautiful result, thank you for sharing, xxx

Caroline said...

Fab technique Linda - it might be old to you but its one I haven't yet tried! So much to try and so little time!
Glad you had a fab time at Ranger U...x

Angelnorth said...

Lovely piece Linda - haven't played with PP on dark cardstock for ages so thanks for the reminder!

Angie said...

Wow ....I love what you have done with this ...wish I could get an even closer close up. Your time away with Tim and the Gang has inspired you ...thanks for trying to send some mojo over xx

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous!!!

TinaB said...

OMG!! That is amazing! xx Love everything about it xxx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous crafting - you may have prompted me to get my perfect pearls out again. x

Carmen said...

This is stunning Linda - i've never really been inspired to buy perfect pearls but now... hmmm.

Georgia said...

Hi Linda!
What a beautiful card!
I love the flower and the colours are gorgous!

Hugs
Georgia:)XOX

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It certainly is fabulous Linda :-)
Anne xx

Debi said...

Absolutely stunning! You are such an inspiration!!

Paula Gale said...

wow - what a fab project - just love those colours and really love the resist technique.. I did a really tame one on my Mums Bday card which I will blog later - but yours is so much more stunning... I need to play - oh , and but more perfect pearls seeing as i only have one colour!!!!

Paula xxxx

IsaNorris said...

This is Stunning linda!!!! Looove this..
isa xxx
PS: I know it's my b'day soon but you should not have...really LOOOL (kiddiiiiiiing)
hugs

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