Black Gloss card should have been made solely for the use of pearl ex powdered pigments! They are literally a marriage made in heaven; like a horse and carriage they were made for each other!

You can use any kind of powdered pigments for this technique: Moon Glow, Perfect Pearls, Fairy Dust, Powdered Pearls etc etc. The dark gloss cards makes these powdered pigments literally shimmer and shine. When you move them in the natural daylight they look almost holographic.

Read on for details on how you can create cards using this technique.

    Supplies Used

  • Black or Dark Colour Gloss Card Stock
  • White Matt and Gloss Card Stock
  • Soft Paint Brush
  • Versamark Inkpad (Tsukineko)
  • Pearl Ex Pigments: Red Russet, Silver, Brilliant Gold, True Blue, Spring Green, Misty Lavender and Pearl White (US Art Quest)
  • Soft Kitchen Tissue Paper
  • All Rubber Stamps Used By Innovative Stamp Creations

Pearl Ex Resist Technique Directions

For this technique you need to use a clear versamark inkpad (any clear embossing inkpad will suffice) Because the card you are stamping on is glossy, the versamark inkpad will never dry on its own. So therefore you can take your time with this technique and dont need to rush. You can repeat stamp using smaller images to make up a large background, see the Leafy Background card I created top right for example.

1. Stamp image onto dark gloss card stock.

2. Using a dry paint brush, dip your brush into the pearl ex colours of your choice and sprinkle over the surface of your card stock.

I like to sprinkle on approximatly 3 – 4 different pearl ex colours to the surface.

3. Using the brush gently move and blend the pearl ex colours together and dust them over the actual wet stamped outlines of the stamp you have just stamped. The powder will stick to the stamped image. Tap off excess powder and set aside to dry.

4. Once dry, ball up a soft tissue, and gently rub the tissue over the surface of the card. This will remove all the excess pearl ex powders.

You dont need to spray with fixative as the versamark inkpad acts as a sealer itself. However if you are going to handle the image a lot, you might want to spray fixative to protect it.

Your Pearl Ex Resist Technique Image is now complete and ready for assembling onto a card.

See scans for examples of layering techniques.

General Supplies Used On All Cards Shown On This Page:

  • White Card Stock: Matt and Gloss
  • Printed Gift Wrap Vellum
  • Assorted Colour Card Blanks
  • Gold Leaf Pen (Krylon)
  • Memories Black Permanent Inkpad (Stewart Superior)
  • Memories Hunter Green Permanent Inkpad (Stewart Superior)
  • Sponges for DTP
  • Dye Inkpads: Kaliedacolour Desert Heat(Clearsnap)
  • Tea Dye Distress Dye Inkpad (Ranger) (available from: Innovative Stamp Creations)
  • Dye Inkpads in: Red, Shocking Pink, Pacific Blue, Green, Salmon Pink, Magenta and Yellow. (Embossing Arts)
  • Rubber Brayer
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folding Tool
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Gold Peel Off Stickers: Words, Borders, Brads and Eyelets (Stampendous)
  • All Rubber Stamps Used By Innovative Stamp Creations