Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Coloring with Perfect Pearls

For years, I've wanted to use this image from Inkadinkado so that the little bird and leaves could be individually colored.  I get mixed results using markers on clear stamps.  Plus these images overlaid one another so much it was hard to color the individual parts.

For this card, I tried Perfect Pearls.  The colors do run together some as expected yet you can see each individual component in its designated color.  There is a nice sheen, too.  These were the end result after a few disasters along the way.

Originally I embossed these red frames at my friend Karen's house to use with a Santa stamp she had.  Santa had to be colored with markers, crayons, pencils, whatever.  I tried them all and poor old Santa ended up in the trash.  (I hope this doesn't create bad Karma for Christmas.)  I'm just not a great color-er and trying to color the red stocking cap that fell right between his white beard and a dark sky, also to be colored, was just beyond me.  So, nothing personal, Santa, OK? 

Here's the video (minus the Santa disasters) at YouTube:

Oh and one other disaster occurred in creating these cards.  Right before filming, I accidentally tipped the green powder into all the other open containers!!! It was awful but fairly easy to fix by spooning out the green and the using dry brushes to lift off the rest.  I lost some Perfect Pearls but a little jar goes so far, I'll never notice.

Thanks for watching today!


  1. Very nice! Perfect Pearls are definitely on my shopping list for the near future.

  2. Wow, beautiful card! That looks like fun.

  3. Your card is beautiful. I really like the perfect pearls on the image.
    Sorry you had an accident with them :(


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