Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Easy handmade pearl flourishes

Today's post is an easy tip to making your own pearl paint flourishes. I simply use a flourish stamp and a watermark ink pad, stamp the design and then use it as a guide to follow along with pearl paint. Ranger liquid pearls or usually any fabric paint will work - just test the brand on a scrap to ensure it doesn't bleed, I have heard some brands can (but it has never happened to me before). You can also gently tap the underside of the paper to flatten the paint dots if you want rounded "pearls" without peaks. So fast and easy! 




Here is an example of a flourish I made with gold liquid pearls on a recent layout. I just freehand extended it a little bit.




Here is the entire layout. I find it adds that special sparkle and leaves more scrappy budget for other things.




I use my Inkadinkado Dot Flourishes set that I got at a Michael's Craft Store because the lines are really thin. The watermark image appears no wider or darker than the adhesive strip you get with bought flourishes.






Hope you a a great scrappy week!



25 comments:

  1. Nice trick! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is such a beautiful project! I love this idea! I have some flourish stamps and I never thought to use them directly onto my layout to pearlize. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. What an awesome idea! I think I will give this a try. I find the flourishes so expensive to buy unless they are on sale.

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  4. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!! I have that stamp set!!! :D Your LO is just gorgeous. I will have to look for fabric paint. I can't find liquid pearls up here for some reason.

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  5. What a great tip!Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  7. Very cool tutorial! Thanks so very much for sharing.

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  8. This is a great idea.I love anything that will save me some money! TFS.

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  9. This is gorgeous! I think I even have that stamp set! Will have to get a watermark ink pad, and give this technique a try. I see lots of "flourishes in my future! TFS

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  10. Love your tutorial! Beautiful work on those flourishes!

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  11. stunning vicky! love the idea!

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  12. Great idea Vicky! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. oh I love this idea I will definitely try it! Thanks for sharing

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  14. Why didn't I think of that!! Stunning look and great idea!! ~Elysia @ http://mischievouscrafts.blogspot.ca/

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  15. This just popped up on Pinterest; what a great idea. Sooo clever.

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  16. Thanks for the great idea... will try it for sure.. Have a GREAT day ! :-)

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  17. This is just so cool. I will have to try this. Thanks

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  18. Thank you for such a beautiful effect achieved so easily.

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  19. Love this idea. I will try it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  20. love this, what a fabulous trick :)

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