Faux Mother of Pearls Tutorial

Faux Mother of Pearls Tutorial

by Beate Johns

Copied from Splitcoaststampers.com

Use Pearl Acrylic Paint to create a shimmery resist background.


Metallic Pearl Acrylic Paint Dabber or Pearl Lumiere (I use Tsukneko Frost White Ink from Stampin' Up! and it works great!)

White card stock

Saran Wrap

Craft sheet or old CD or paper plate

Jet Black Archival Ink, or Black Stazon

Light colored dye ink, either light pink, very light off white or light blue

Blending tool 

Water Mister

Cotton rag

Stamps, Just Rite Stampers, Plant a Little Love used here

Ink pad re-inker and brush (optiona)


Step 1
Add a small amount of Pearl Acrylic Paint on your craft sheet (I use Tsukneko Frost White Ink from Stampin' Up!)

You can use Lumiere instead of the paint dabber. If you don't own a craft sheet, add paint on a plastic sheet or or old CD

Step 2
Bunch up your Saran Wrap and dip it into your Pearl Acrylic Paint.

Dab off excess paint.

Step 3
Start tapping your Saran Wrap lightly on your white card stock to transfer paint.

Continue to ink up your Saran Wrap and transfer the paint until your piece of card stock is covered. Make sure you leave some areas uncovered. 

Let paint dry.

Step 4
Start adding your light colored ink with your blending tool. 

If you are using glossy card stock as your base, you can also use a brayer to apply the ink.

Cover your entire piece of card stock with ink.

Step 5
Mist your cotton rag slightly with water and use it to burnish your card stock. The ink over the acrylic paint will come off. This will create your faux Mother of Pearl look.

Step 6
Stamp your image on your background with Archival black ink.

Step 7 (optional)
If you want to add color to your image, apply it now.

Make sure you use dye re-inker and let your image dry.

Step 8
Wipe over your image with your wet rag to remove ink that is over your acrylic paint. 

Your image is done.

Step 9
Finish your project.

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