Thursday, June 6, 2013

Patriotic Girl Card - Terri Sproul Pearl Powder

When you think of pigment powders you think of ways to create unique color palettes for mixed medias or jewelry, but today I have decided to use Sakura Hobby Craft - Terri Sproul Pearl Powder to create a Patriotic Girl Card.

I wanted to create a embossing effect, however, I did not realize that I ran out of embossing powder and the nearest craft store that carries it is about 3 hours away, so to switch things up. I decided to paint using Terri Sproul's Pearl Powders mixed with Crystal 3D Lacquer.  The effects are quite lovely and I loved the way it turned out.  Now, I am not going to lie, it did take me three takes to get the right affects but in the end I loved the way it turned out.

If you look closely at the Graphic 45 cling mounted stamp I colored in the image with the Terri Sproul Pearl Powders.

For the flag I painted the red stripes with originally Acrylic paint and topped it off with Sakura's 3D Crystal Lacquer.

This card was a very simple coloring technique simply using Terri Sproul's Pearl Powders and any stamp.  So, here is what you need.

Sakura Hobby Craft Suppies:

Other Supplies:

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • BoBunny Anthem Paper Stack
  • Wild Orchard - Mini Paper Flowers
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Paint Brush
  • Water
  • Distress Ink
  • Staz on Black Ink

Step One:

Gather all your necessary supplies needed.

Step Two:

Cut your Kraft cardstock or cardstock of choice to 5 1/2" x 11, and score at 5 1/2". Cut your BoBunny Anthem collection at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" (2) pieces that will be for the first layer for front and inside.  Then cut another piece at 4 6/8 " x 4 6/8".  Finally cut a small piece of kraft cardstock for your stamp image.  Oh and the third layer of the front of my card came in the BoBunny Anthem stack, and I just cut and trimmed to fit my card.

Step Three:

Once you paper is cut you can distress with ink and I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.  Once all that is done you can start adhering to your Kraft cardstock.  Then stamp your image onto your kraft cardstock that was about 3 x 3 3/4".  Make sure you use Staz On Black Ink, because otherwise the ink will bleed, and you don't want that.

Step Four:

Next you can take out your Terri Sproul Pearl Powder, brush, and Crystal Lacquer and begin painting, but before you do that, if you look at the little girl on top you see that the stamp isn't really a flag, so what I did was draw in some lines and created a line, and I just used a pencil for that.

Once you get that all done you will have something similar to this.

For the dots I just mixed some of the Terri Sproul's Aquamarine Pearl Powder and dipped the end of my paint brush and spotted away.  I carried that same color to her socks as well.  On the edges of the kraft cardstock I brushed some of the Gold Pearl Powder and I sponged on the distress ink to age it alot more.  Oh for her sink I used the Garnet Pearl Powder and a bit of the Aquamarine for her eyes.  I used a red marker for her lips.

Step Five:

Place your flowers and ribbon and you have completed a Pearl Powder painting.  So, not much to it, but I think she made a lovely Pearl Powder model.

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  1. Mai, this turned out GREAT!!! Sometimes when we are without something, & improvise, we get our best! THANKS for sharing!

  2. Oh how I love the old country charm of this card, its a classic. Well done!