That's what I'm calling this technique, because Ranger's Perfect Pearls are the key ingredient.
This is a take off of tim's "wrinkle free distress" technique.
One of the MANY I got to learn @ Ranger U.
You may remember this post, where I HAD to get up @ 2am to try an idea...
I couldn't wait to see if it would work.
By adding just one more step...to the above post
you get another look...
Here's the supplies you'll need to play along...
*Inkssentials non stick craft sheet
*heat it tool
*mini mister with water
*distress inks…faded jeans, black soot, walnut
*blending tool with foam pad
*sunflower sparkle Perfect Pearls
*gold paint dabber
* the background stamp is from the studio 490 set “forever art”
Let's make art...
* Working on the craft sheet, ink the entire tag using faded jeans distress ink & the blending tool. Always work from the craft sheet, onto the tag in a circular motion to get perfectly blended backgrounds.
*It should look like this...
*Take an empty Mini Mister, dip the tip of a craft stick into the sunflower sparkle Perfect Pearls to pick up a small amount of powder.
*Drop the PP into the Mini Mister & add water up the last “R” in Ranger.
Shake to mix. Now you have a shimmer mist.
*Swipe the walnut distress ink pad and the black soot pad onto the craft sheet & mist with enough Perfect Pearls/water mixture to create beads of ink.
The inky area should be larger than the background stamp and should look like this...
* Using the background stamp, stamp into the mixture & then stamp onto the tag.
Repeat until the tag is covered with the background stamp.
*Dry with the heat it tool.
* Here's the result...you may want to click for a larger photo.
It's much cooler in person...
I had a hard time getting a decent photo, because of the shimmer.
* I hope you can see that the Perfect Pearls are only where the stamping is. So, instead of misting the whole tag with Perfect Pearls, you can control exactly where the pearls are placed.
* I like it!
*Another plus...once mixed with water, Perfect Pearls are set...no special fixative is needed & you won't be "wearing" glitter!
* Try this too...oops...
I'll save that for another day...
*I'm off to add an edge with the gold paint dabber...and then maybe a...???
grungepaper flower...(the grungepaper is in stock as of this morning!)
It's your turn to try "perfect" stamping...
let me know how you did!
I'd LOVE to see your results!
It's really fun to...