This is not what I had intended to do today.
I was meant to be repurposing a Whisky bottle!
I got side tracked reading other blogs.
2 had posts on the Faux Pearl Technique
which got me thinking if I had any suitable
paints I could use which would give me the same effect.
A quick rummage and I came across my stash
of Silkies by Imagination Crafts.
Says on the pot pearlescent paints
so that was good enough for me!
You can't really see the sheen from this photo
but it is like mirror glass.
This is the piece I cut from the centre
of the glossy card stock I used.
(Saved for another day!)
Whilst playing around with the card
I happened to put it down on an old card front
which was on my desk waiting to be used.
I thought the two went together well.
The card front is a sheet of very very thin
acetate with the picture embedded in it.
I trimmed the sentiment from the top.
The rest of the picture I attached behind
the aperture and that's when disaster struck.
The acetate being so thin split as I was sticking it down.
Anyone seeing a crack appear on the windscreen or
(if your old enough to remember)
horror of horrors a snag in your stocking run
you will appreciate the despair I felt!
Even though I quickly applied ds tape
to the split the damage was done.
So what to do? Well the little off cuts
from the die cut were still on my desk
and another quick rummage found
some ribbon ivy leaves and tiny pearls
A trail of flowers and Ivy now covers the split up.
The sentiment was matted onto grey pearlised card
and attached to the front.
The whole card was attached to a sheet of grey
SU card stock folded to make a card base.
Which brings me in a round about way
to Hazel's challenge to use something
beginning with P.
My first thought being Post box
which is why the card was on my desk.
I realise I have another P here too.
Faux Pearl technique.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge # 197 Beginning with P.
Creative Card World # Beat The rush.
Crimbo Crackers# 97 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop#145 Use up your snippets. (ivy leaves snippets from die cut)
The Crafty Bloggers Network # Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenges # 88 Christmas in October.