Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101- Perfect Distress

The next technique was meant to demonstrate using Perfect Pearls over a stamped image to create an enhanced distress look.  First, we'll review a couple of epic FAILs.

The background was made using the Distress Stains .  The images were stamped with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and dusted with a gold Perfect Pearls.  You can see how the pearls were much too heavy. 

This picture demonstrates that at the right angle, the images aren't bad.  However, the result is far from usable. 

The next tag wasn't such a big fail (other than the poor stamping of the sentiment).  However, it still didn't work quite right. 

This bird in flight was very close to the right technique, except for the heavy handed application of Perfect Pearls.  You can't see it in this image, but the bird is barely discernible if held at the right angle.

Ah, that's pretty much it.  Water was spritzed over the image after the Perfect Pearls was applied.  The water caused the slight bleeding of the red/brown Distress Inks.  This tag looks better in person, but I like the result very much.  Guess it just took a little practice (if you can call four times "a little").


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