Mother of Pearl is that opalecent, shiny surface found inside the shell of a clam. If you're lucky you may have a blouse with mother of pearl buttons. In my mother's day that was what all white buttons were made of.
Using Frost White Shimmer paint (pg. 195) and a scrunched up ball of plastic wrap you can create a fair imitation of this beautiful surface.
In the card above the flower from 5th Avenue Floral (#113734) was stamped in black stazon ink on a Mother of Pearl surface. To create this opalecent surface first pour out a little of the Frost White Shimmer paint into a saucer. Dip a scrunched up piece of plastic wrap into the paint and wipe the extra off before pouncing this onto a piece of glossy white cardstock. Make sure to leave some areas unpainted. Once this has dried, stamp your image in stazon ink and colour with markers. I used Melon Mambo and Regal Rose in the flower above. The center I coloured in Concord Crush. Lastly I sponged the rest of the glossy cardstock with Regal Rose.
The other flowers on the Whisper White card front were stamped in Versa Mark and sprinkled with our new Melon Mambo embossing powder and heated until melted. Love this new product!!! #123223
Here's another photo showing the actual shimmer of this faux Mother of Pearl surface when the light hits it just right.
Below is my first version of another card I made using this same technique in an attempt to create a more masculine card.
In this card I stamped the image "Sail Away" #123013 in black stazon ink on the Faux Mother of Pearl surface. Again I used markers to colour the sails in Daffodil delight and Tangerine Tango. The mother of Pearl Surface was sponge in Marina Mist (sky) and Not Quite Navy (water). Hint, In order not to muddy the colouring of the sails I masked them before sponging.
I hope you give this technique a try. My stampers club enjoyed it and I think you will love the surprising results.
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