Technique Thursday: Perfect Pearls Mist

Today’s technique uses homemade sparkly mists, or Perfect Pearls Mist.

They are easy to create and practically free, since they use the Perfect Pearls and Distress Re-Inkers you probably already have at home. Ranger does make a line that you can purchase, but making your own gives you hundreds of color choices.

Since Tim Holtz has a video of this and there is no way I could do it any better, I thought I would just show you how he makes them …

Perfect Pearls Mist

Pretty cool, eh?!

I did this very simple card front using the new Summer Distress Inks …

After applying the ink, I spritzed it with mist made with the Picked Raspberry ink and Biscotti powder. Since Distress Ink reacts with water, the spritz helped to mix the colors and created a little pattern. However, because of the Perfect Pearls, it also sparkles. After it dried (with a heat tool because I am very impatient), I added some Tissue Tape and a stamp. Very cool. Very easy. Very cheap. But very beautiful.

Once you create your ink, what can you do with it?

— color white or cream paper flowers (like those from Prima or KaiserCraft)

— create amazing backgrounds

— use with masks

— use with Crafter’s Workshop templates

— add a bit of sparkle

— and so much more …

Stop by Capture A Memory today from 2-6 p.m., bring an empty Mini Mister (or buy one at the store), and I will help you make a bottle of your very own — free!

I can’t wait to see you!