Thursday, December 15, 2016

Faux Mother-of-Pearl Stenciling


Today's card is a reminder of the CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Sponging.  We are already half way through the month of December and have wonderful entries into the challenge.  Come join us!



I'm sharing a card using sponging with the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique.  Click here to see my video tutorial on this fun and easy technique.

Most of the time, I use Faux Mother-of-Pearl as a background, and sometimes I use it to die-cut embellishments.  This is my first time using it through a stencil.  I'm so happy with how it turned out.  I used a beautiful flower stencil that was a gift from my dear friend Bonnie.

I placed the stencil over my card front, taping it down to hold everything in place.  A piece of scrunched up cling wrap was pounced it into a small drop of frost pearl paint.  It's important to pounce several times to get the paint worked into your cling wrap.  This makes sure you don't end up with big globs of paint.  I lightly dabbed it randomly over the stencil, removed the stencil, and cleaned off the excess paint right away.  Once dry, placed the stencil back over top of my card front and sponged on three colours of distress inks (Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint).  I added a simple stamped sentiment and a popped up stitched, die-cut frame.

The Faux Mother-of-Pearl gives such lovely sparkle to the flower.

My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, sponging, Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique, stenciling, and die-cuts.

Click HERE to check out the beautiful reminder cards from our design team.

The challenge is open until Dec. 24th so there's still lots of time to play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery! :)



Stamps:  Sentiment - Where the Heart is (Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Lovely Large Flower stencil (Studio 490 - Wendy Vecchi), cling wrap, Frost White Paint (Tsukineko), sponges, Stitched Rectangular Frame dies (Lil' Inkers)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Sponging

23 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Loll - love the faux mother of pearl on the flower - i'll be back entering your challenges in January for sure

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Mother of Pearl technique thru your stencil. I have never tried the technique using a stencil. TFS your gorgeous card and always inspiring us my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Jo Manna said...

Gorgeous card, I will try that frosted paint using your technique, it will definitely inspire some card makers. Love that white frame acting as a window to that beautiful bloom. Very rich. Hugs xxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

It really exceptional use of the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique. Thanks to this flower looks wonderful. I love these delicate pearly flashes on the petals. They look like flashes of the opal
BożenA xoxo

Mrs A. said...

That really looks effective. Just watched your video again and the technique is so simple but so striking with the results. Hugs Mrs A.

Linda said...

Gorgeous ..... never thought of doing the Faux MOP technique through a stencil, it looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow! You think of so many ways to use one product! I'd have never come up with this one and it's brilliant! What glorious colors you chose for this and the framing is perfect!

Brenda said...

I was just thinking about the MOP technique today Loll! I have never tried it and really want to sometime. I love how your card came out. The sponging is just beautiful, loving that stencil, but I was surprised to read that you did the MOP technique first and then the sponging. I would have thought that you would have stenciled first and then sponged. I learn something all the time from you! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

I would not have thought to do the FMOP through a stencil, Loll! Thanks for the inpsiration! What a wonderful idea and a gorgeous flower!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful stenciling technique Loll! the shimmery purple bloom is SO pretty! Love the stitched edge framing popped up around it - a beautiful card! Julia xx

Bobby said...

it's been a while since I tried your MOP technique, Loll. I would never have thought to do it through a stencil but that flower is beautiful.

Susan said...

Great twist on FMOP - I must try doing it through a stencil! And great tip about pouncing the cling wrap in the frost paint a few times - I always get big blobs of paint! Yours turned out perfectly - love the pearl white with the purple! Nice idea to frame the flower too!

Darnell said...

This is stunning, Lolly! I loved that technique when I first tried it earlier this year, thanks to you. Now I want to give try it using a stencil! Lots of hugs, Dolly

MaryH said...

You keep coming up with these clever techniques. I'm with Miss Darnell, that this is just sparkling & stunning. It's also a very pretty stencil pattern, and perfect to do this technique. Love the bright shades you've chosen to frost. TFS - Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

the faux mother of pearl looks awesome on the stenciled flower. such a beautiful card

Maxine D said...

What an amazing card Loll - I love it, and thank you so much for telling how you made it.
Blessings
Maxine

Pat said...

How sparkly and pretty Loll and the purple colours you have sponged through the stencil are perfect against the white framed background. A great CAS card and the faux mother of pearl is very effective. x

Viv said...

Such a clever card Loll, you make such beautiful cards ;) Viv xx

Marcia said...

Great technique. Such a beautiful card. You are the queen of beautiful backgrounds!! Just watched the video and I'm trying to think what I can use to get the same affect. I'm thinking about mixing Pearl-ex powders with some different Tim Holtz products.

Susanne Vargas said...

I have to admit that I hadn't thought about using this technique with a stencil! You are so brilliant! It looks spectacular! Will have to give this a try!

TK said...

Beautiful flower, beautiful technique!

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Loll ... such lovely shimmer from the faux mother of pearl! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oooh, how beautiful, Loll! I love the effects of your Faux Mother of Pearl technique with this stencil...so sparkly and elegant! I'm definitely going to try this...Thanks for your inspiration!