Tips & Techniques
Main Page Cards Scrapbook Layouts Acrylic Art Other Stamp Art Artist Trading Cards Swaps
General Techniques Video Tutorials
Events Calendar Convention Coupon Convention Photos
About Us Angel Policy Forms of Payment Privacy Policy Shipping & Returns Policy Contact Us Game Info Game Winners Links Staff Bios Blog Design Team Info Copic Markers

General Techniques

Stains & Shimmers by April Williams

Supplies needed:

  1. 3 colors of Distress Stains
  2. several different shimmer paints -- I used Inka Gold paints,  Acrylic Pearl paints and Metallic Distress stains.
  3. embossing folder
  4. white card stock

Take the stains and randomly rub them over the card stock.

Place the card stock in an embossing folder and run it through an embossing machine.

On this piece I rubbed the silver metallic Distress Stain over the card to give it shimmer. This look gives a silver sheen with muted colors underneath.

Here is another one I did using the Distress Brass stain over top. You can really see in this picture how the stain rests on top with the colors barely showing underneath.

On these two backgrounds I used the Inka Gold paints. They are like a metallic rub, when used with water they make a paint. These blend in more with the stain colors and are very shiny.

On this last one I used acrylic white Pearl Paint. This is the background I used to make my card.

It was fun trying the different shimmery paints on these backgrounds.Each one gave a different look. I hope you will play with this and come up with some wonderful shimmery backgrounds for your cards.


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

  1. Glisten embossing powder EP135 -- on the flowers
  2. Concord embossing powder EP419 -- for the saying
  3. Blossoms stamp set 429




Copyright Notice: All text and images are copyrighted and
held by each individual person who created the text and/or created the

NOTE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be
distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first
obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

Sparkle N Sprinkle

Margaret Myers

3016 E College Ave

Ruskin, FL 33570

Phone: 888-901-9173