Liquid Pearls by Ranger have been around for quite some time and mostly I have used them to create faux pearl or brad dots on pages or making faux pearl flourishes but I found another technique for them on Cropstop’s Youtube channel and decided to give it a go.
The supplies I used for this project are:
- A piece of white bazzill cardstock cut to 10cms x 14.5cms
- White liquid pearls
- Broken china distress ink
- Graphic45 French Country Banners
- Kaisercraft doiley rubons
- Distress markers in faded jeans and fired brick
- Black doodling pen
- Tim Holtz ink blending tool
- Sea sponge
- double sided tape or adhesive of your choice
- Black pre-folded card blank
Here are the steps:
1. Squeeze out a little of the liquid pearls on to a craft sheet or other non-stick surface and dab a dampened sea sponge into it and then pounce the sea sponge all over your piece of white cardstock to create a mottled pattern with the liquid pearls.
2. Allow the liquid pearls to dry and then using your ink blending tool blend the Broken China distress ink over the entire surface of your card. The liquid pearls will resist the ink leaving a lovely mottled pattern with pearlescent patches in it. When I was happy with the look of the ink I inked the edges of the card using the direct inking method.
3. Add the doiley rubons as desired and adhere your card to the black card blank.
4. Colour in parts of the rubons to add more colour and interest using your distress markers, use the Graphic45 French Country diecuts to add a banner to the card, stamp on your greeting (I have used one from the Darkroom Door Garden Greetings Stamp Set) and finish off with some doodling.
I loved the effect of the liquid pearls used this way – if you give this a go don’t forget to share your creations as I love to see how everyone interprets the different ideas and projects.
Till next time,