Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101- Perfect Splatter Distress

Perfect Pearls just make everything perfect!  This technique enhances the wrinkle free distress technique that we learned back in day 2 of the class.  How wonderful?!  Just like before, distress ink is pressed out of the pad onto the craft mat.  The difference in this technique is that a small amount of Perfect Pearls is splashed down on the craft mat with the ink.  I would guess the amount is somewhere between 1/8 and 1/4 of a teaspoon.  Water is spritzed on the whole thing and then the tag is swipped through the mixture, using the heat tool to dry between layers. 

These two tags were my first try.  I love the coppery look to the first tag (on the right).  I like how it captured the "aged patina" of copper.  The tag on the right was created from the pooled ink left over after the first tag was finished.  Different pallette, but still a cool result. 

The second try worked out just as well, if not doing a better job capturing a patina look.  Again, the tag on the left is the first pass through the unmixed ink and the second tag is made from the left over ink.  Now I have to figure out how to use these tags in a project.  Because the class has to be more that making tags to lay around the room, right?


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Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?