OK- I'm not the neatest crafter... Ask my husband!!! Yes, you can't see the top of my craft table, I do many tasks on my lap instead of on the table, and I rip my double stick tape instead of cutting!! (I can see Cami and Kyoko cringing as I write this!). But when it comes to crafting, I had a hard time letting my project look messy. These tags were all made using some form of Perfect Pearls and I'm surprised that my tags came out looking like this. I use mica powders a lot in my projects- they give a great subtle pearly/metallic glow that is not overpowering like if you emboss. This time, I allowed myself to be as messy as I could to try to achieve the same look as Tim Holtz's tags. I think mine came out much more messier than his though.
Tag #1 is Distress sprays with Perfect Pearls added in. I gotta say, this came out much nicer than I expected. I tried to position the camera so you could see all the gold that was added via the spray. I mixed Vintage Photo w/water and gold PP. Also mixed Broken China and gold for the blue areas. Then dried my tag and went around the edges with more Vintage photo.
Here's where I started getting more messy... This technique is called Perfect Distress. It's a bit hard to see, but I did try to get a good angle so you can see the pearly hue on the image. You stamp w/Distress inks and then add a layer of PP, then spritz.
Here's where I get really messy... This is called Perfect Splatter Distress Technique. Guess I got carried away with the "splatter" part! Don't know if you can see too well, but after I had fun getting inky, I stamped the tree and went over it with more PP. Then added a sentiment to finish up the tag.
Totally happy with my PP purchase! It's great since it sets w/water, so it won't rub off your card like regular mica powder does. More to share- check in again soon!
Stamps are by PTI and Stamper's Anonymous. All ink and PP are by Ranger.
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