#450 – Faux Mother of Pearl Technique

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If you ask me if I knew about the Faux Mother of Pearl technique before the challenge at Happy Little Stamper – the answer is yes! I had seen Loll Thompson use it on her cards so many times, and loved every one of them! In fact, one of her tutorials is linked in the challenge blog too! But I hadn’t tried it till now!

Happy to have an excuse at last, I tried this pretty technique and, I am happy to declare, I got some pretty results! 🙂

Hello! Faux Mother of Pearl Technique

I used silver pearl acrylic paint for the first layer on a card stock panel. Once it had dried, I used Scattered Straw, Victorian Velvet and Shaded Lilac distress ink to sponge in some color. I then misted in water mixed with Perfect Pearls for some additional shine.

Faux Mother of Pearl Technique

Keeping this aside, I due cut another panel using Paper Trey Ink Mighty Blooms. I then trimmed both the pieces to size. I adhered the colored piece to the center on my white card base and used foam dots (make that a lot of foam dots) to mount the second piece on top. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Hello, die cut from black card stock. To finish, I added a big purple rhinestone in the center of the flower.

And that’s my card! Love how simple and pretty it turned out! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

14 thoughts on “#450 – Faux Mother of Pearl Technique

    • Thank you Pooja! I used the die cut since I didn’t just want to use it as a background – this makes it look like a portion of a blooming flower instead! 🙂

  1. Wow, this is just fabulous, Ashwini … the soft shimmer with those lovely pastel colours is gorgeous … and I love all that yummy die cut white space! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Anita 🙂

  2. I love this ….. great job with the faux MOP the colours are so pretty and I love that large die cut. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx

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