Monday, September 08, 2014

Faux Mother of Pearl Technique (Video)


Hi everyone.  I made a tutorial showing how to make the faux-mother-of-pearl background that is used in this card.  It' my first video that I've done by myself. :)  I used my camera ... and thought the quality would be good, but now that it's uploaded to YouTube (after a lot off stressful moments!!), the quality is not as good as I hoped it would be.

But, it's my first attempt at doing this myself, so I've learned lots, which is always a good thing.  I'm hoping to make more videos and improve as I go :)

I'd love for you to take a look ... click HERE to watch on YouTube ... and thanks so much!

At some point I'll need to learn how to embed the videos so they can be seen on my blog as well .... more to learn :)

ETA:  Sue gave me instructions for embedding my video .... THANK YOU SUE!! :)




ETAA (Edited to Add again!) :)  I had a few questions about the supplies used in my video.  Will make sure to add a product list on any future videos. :)

I used SU! inks here, but distress inks also work really well (I have both).  I'm sure there are other inks that would work, but don't have any personal experience.

The Frost White All Purpose ink is made by Tsukineko.  I buy it on-line from Dharma Trading Company (US).  Their prices and shipping rates are really good (they ship international ... I got mine sent here to Canada).  I'm sure any metallic or pearl finish acrylic paint would work well with this resist technique ... I have also used Lumiere acrylic paint, but Tsukineko is my favorite.

I used jumbo daubers for sponging my ink (also made by Tsukineko).  These sponges work well for me.  I bought them on-line through Amazon.com (US).

Thanks again.








39 comments:

  1. your youtube debut is fantastic - really enjoyed learning this technique - i certainly didn't see anything wrong with the quality of the video.

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  2. Wow Loll, gorgeous card and fantastic video! The quality looked great to me! I don't have any of that brand of frost paint, have you tried this technique with any other resist products with any success?? Hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia. I have tried the resist with Lumiere acrylic paint (Pearlescent white), and it also works ... I'm sure any metallic acrylic paint would work. My favorite is the Tsukineko Frost White (also use a few drops when I make my own shimmer spray mists).

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  3. Beautiful loll!! I love the background !! I'm off to watch the video !

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  4. Your video is great . I enjoyed watching and need to try it ! I love that colorcombo too ... Anita

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  5. Beautiful card. Great video, very clear and easy to follow. Looking forward to your next video!
    Elaine

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  6. Nothing to worry about here Loll, great video and explanation. Not come across the paint so will have to investigate further, what type is it?
    The white foliage looks great against it. :)

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  7. FAB video, must look in to whether my "iridescent medium" would work the same way ..... just one thing - in your video your "watermark" is upside down (top right corner)

    Look forward to the next video from you

    Kathyk

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  8. Fantastic video Loll .... you did great!!! can't wait to see more.
    Gorgeous card too ... love this technique ...... Linda xx

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  9. Great video Loll and such a different technique to try it makes a stunning background.

    Anne

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  10. So proud of you Loll for making your first video - it's fantastic and I loved watching you! (also so great to hear your voice:) This beautiful technique looks amazing and I look forward to trying this out! Thankyou so much for sharing and I can't wait to see more - hugs xx

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  11. How exciting, Loll! Gorgeous background! I'm intrigued as how it was made now so I'm off to subscribe and watch your video! Thanks for sharing it with us ;) xxx

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    1. Fab video!! I don't think there's anything wrong with the quality of it.. Thank ou for the tips, I'll I've it a to ;) xxx

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  12. Great video! Love your card too.

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  13. Great video! I will try this technique. You explained it so well and the card is beautiful. Thanks so much. Can't wait for your next video.

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  14. Loved your video Loll and I loved learning how to do this technique. Your card is so beautiful. I love the Mother of Pearl background and I love the die cut leaves. Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Fantastic tutorial Loll! I am impressed that this was your first one, so calm. I would be bundle of nerves, yes indeed. I loved the technique and am looking forward to future
    tutorials :)

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  16. Way to go, Loll! Congrats on your first YouTube tutorial...hope that it's the first of many :) And, as always...such a gorgeous card!

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  17. Wonderful video Lol - Looking forward to more! Thanks!

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  18. Hi! I watched the tutorial and it is a lovely and easy technique, thanks so much for sharing, Jasmine

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  19. Loll, you did a great jog with this! So proud of you. Sue

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  20. Great tutorial and I have to try it! Love the cards lately. Nice work.

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  21. Brilliant video tutorial, Loll. Great demo and explanation - nobody would guess it was your first go. And the card is fabulous, of course!

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  22. Firstly, your card is absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love this technique, and the colors that you chose are just beautiful! Love your CAS design, too!

    Thank you so much for the video! I thought the quality was great, and your voice was crystal clear! Can't wait to see more from you, now that I've subscribed to your YT channel :)

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  23. Wonderful video. Thanks for the tip about "pouncing off" to eliminate unwanted blobs! Love the results and your card is gorgeous. So glad to hear your voice, too.

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  24. You are like a pro here - well done - interesting to hear people's voices - thought you sound different LOL....Fabulous card - now I may need some frost paint......

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  25. Stunning card Loll. Loved the video, so nice to hear your voice. What are those tools you used to blend ink with. They look like giant daubers. They seem to give a lovely even coverage (although that is probably your professional touch!) Cathy x
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    1. Hi Cathy. Those are jumbo daubers (also made by Tsukineko ... same makers of the Frost White All Purpose paint I used for the technique). I bought them through Amazon.com (US)... pretty good price (much cheaper than buying in Canada! I really like these sponges ... they work well with distress inks too. xx

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  26. Gorgeous is the word and video u know how much I loved it and yes I loved ur voice too :)

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  27. FYI .... Iridescent medium worked simply brilliantly Loll (got mine in Michaels but Liquitex make one available here in the U.K.)

    Kathyk

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  28. Great video! Clear and easy to follow directions. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. TFS!

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  29. Hooray for you, Loll!! It was a great video and I'm happy to learn the technique. I love the faux look, just come and look at my walls. lol

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  30. Congratulations on such a fabulous debut video, Loll ... you have such a wonderful calm and clear voice and manner ... a joy to watch, and a brilliant technique! Love your card! Anita :)

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  31. Great video, Loll. Will definitely be trying this. Thanks!

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  32. Everything - your gorgeous card and awesome video - has me smiling! Watching your creativity in action was pure delight, and the outcome nothing short of remarkable! That sparkle paint is amazing - another item to the wish list!
    Hugs~c

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  33. Have experimented with this since watching your video via a link from KathyK's blog.

    Have linked back to you.

    Thanks for the inspiration Loll.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  34. Great video and technique Loll.

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  35. I'm so glad I finally could catch up with you. You did a great job on the video! I'm amazed! Love the colors and the card! Such a beautiful technique!

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  36. Thank you Loll - love this technique and going to give it a try tonight. Your tutorial was great and easy to follow so thank you huni Karen x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)