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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

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