Friday, February 1, 2013

Painting with Liquid Pearls by Deanna M

So when I was sick last month I spend a lot of time just watching card making youtube videos. I found a couple of videos the used liquid pearls to paint with and of course I had to give it a try.

I used my eBosser and the magnetic mat to die cut my violets. I then ran them back through the eBosser after removing the magnetic mat and topping the die with the rubber embossing mat and embossed them. It worked wonderfully.

To paint my violets I first laid my craft mat down. I then put some of the Squeezed Lemonade distress ink on my mat then I squirted a little dab of the Daffodil and White Opal liquid pearls in the center of the distress ink. I think added some water with a misting bottle just to the side of the ink and liquid pears. Using my brush I I mixed the ink and liquid pearls together adding a bit of water as I went. Then I painted it on the center of my violets and let them dry. After they were dry I used some Seedless Preserves distress ink and some Majestic Purple and more of the White Opal liquid pears and repeated the mixing process and then painted that color to the outer edges of my violets and then let them dry.

For the stems and leaves I used Mowed Lawn distress ink and Avocado and White Opal liquid pearls. Again I mixed them together and added water to get the colors I wanted. Added the color to my leaves and stems and let them dry.

While they were drying I put my card base together. I started with a white card stock card base cut, scored and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I cut a lavender mat at 4" X 5 1/4" and the patterned paper mat at 3 3/4" X 5". My patterned paper is from a Prima paper pad.

Next I used my Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge to cut out a scalloped mat and it's shadow for my violets to be placed on. The mat was cut at 3". I ran the lavender mat through my eBosser and embossed it with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I added my violets to the mat and attached it to my card with some foam tape. Finally I cut out a zigzag border using yellow and dark purple card stock my Silhouette Cameo and adhered them to my card. I added some Lavendar Lace Liquid Pearls to the dark purple card stock. I stamped my sentiment with the Seedless Preserves . Finally I added some Lemon colored Kaisercraft Pearls to the centers of my flowers.


  1. Love your card as always Deanna! Great technique....have got to get my liquid pearl club bottles out and give it a try! Does it take a long time to dry between applications?
    Thanks so much for sharing your work!

    Sue B

  2. Gorgeous! Absolutely marvelous technique.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Deanna. I love liquid pearls. It is one of the most versatile products in my craft supplies. Hugs, Fran

  4. Deanna, your card is so beautiful - reminds me of spring.

  5. Gorgeous card, Deanna... I love the violets.

  6. I love watching technique videos on YouTube too! Fabulous job on this Deanna!! :)


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