Thursday, 16 October 2014

Faux Mother of Pearl Technique......

 Our second project we did on our Club night last week was the Faux Mother of Pearl technique which I saw on Loll Thompsons Blog....this is the link to her Tutorial  Faux Mother of pearl
A lovely technique where you splodge Pearl acrylic paint ( I used Hobbycraft Colout it pearlised paint found in the childrens section) on your card let it dry then apply water based inks colour of your choice then buff it up....you get the most amazing backgrounds..I did use a very slightly damp paper towel to buff up my  card which seemed to enhance the pearly background..

This card I've used just green and red ink added a Cheery Lynne swirl, the poinsettia I won from Loll last year...ribbon is from Stampin Up, sentiment All Occason dies..
 This card is better in real life, I've used blues and mauves and added a topper, lace border is cheery Lynne, Corner Whimsy
For my background on this card I've used two different green inks pads, the pearly effect hasn't photographed well on this card... I've used All Occasion dies pine set to make my wreath without the pines cones! S.U. embossing folder, Martha Stewart holly punch and Sue Wilson petite bow....
Hope you do try this technique as you can make some stunning backgrounds...

We have lovely sunshine in Somerset this morning but there is a nip in the air...

Anne

25 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Lovely technique Anne very effective, beautiful backgrounds:-)
Val x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this technique Anne, thank you for the link as I would love to give this a go..what water base ink did you use, the brand? I have inks from long ago but think they are alcohol base....thanks..xx


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Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful cards....love the backgrounds and the ist one is so pretty...Joolsx

Aquarius said...

great cards - this pearly effect is great to do and the results seem to vary each time - so good for all occasions.

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Anne. The pearly backgrounds look beautiful and I love your festive designs.
Sue xx

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely cards. Great backgrounds, I'm off too check out how its done. Elaine

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab cards Anne! x

Sandra H said...

All of your cards Anne are simply stunning x

pam said...

Beautiful cards Anne, love your pearly backgrounds, beautiful colours..
pam

Sandy said...

Beautiful backgrounds - beautiful cards. Will go look at the tutorial for the Mother of Pearl background . Thanks Anne,
Sandy xx

Trish said...

Great techniques,i love them all!

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous cards Anne, fab backgrounds, hugs Carole Z X

Viv said...

Beautiful cards Anne and I love the pretty backgrounds too, thanks for sharing ;) Viv xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are just simply gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful background technique Anne, and three fabulous cards.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Jacee said...

You have been busy! such pretty cards, love them all.
Hugs Jacee
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Marie-Louise said...

Three beautiful cards Anne.

Loll Thompson said...

All three of your cards are gorgeous Anne!! Do love this technique, which is easy and looks different each time with different combinations of ink. Love the soft green and red background to show off your poinsettia; sweet bear image on your second card and looks great with the blues and mauves; and LOVE love that pine wreath on the green background - awesome!! Loll xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Anne
Three fabulous cards.... All stunners....
Hugs Sylvie xxx
Hope you are well

Leanne ... said...

The mother of pearl technique looks so pretty. I bet it's even prettier in real life. Love what you did with all the cards. Just lovely Anne.
Hugs...Leanne

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so pretty and TFS sharing that technique I will go and check out that link!
hugs bibiana

Mary J said...

Hello Anne! Great cards - that technique is so soft and beautiful - gotta give it a try!

Jules said...

Hi Anne

Fabulous cards .. love them all .. but the first is my favourite. Love the colours and that gorgeous ribbon!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog last night. That was very kind of you and very much appreicated.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Anneke said...

hi Anne
you have made three fabulous cards and all of them have a very pretty design with an elegant look.
hope you are alright and a big hug for you.
Anneke ( Ann)

fabiola jaques said...

oh la la que c'est joli tout ça! biz