Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tips and Techniques Thursday

Hello fellow bloggers.  I'm back with a few more techniques for you to try using your powdered pigments, also known as Pearl-Ex and Powdered Pearls, to name a few.

Here is a fun technique to try with your Pearl-Ex powdered pigments.  Stamp an image in black onto a piece of acetate.  A bold image works well for this.  Run the acetate through your Xyron machine, applying the adhesive to the back, unstamped side.  Now dust one or more colors of powdered pigments to the adhesive side.  If you use an open stamped image for this technique, you can color in the back side of the image with various colors of Pearl-Ex, and then color in your background.  It makes a beautiful piece to add to a card or book page, or any other item.

Another idea along those same lines is to use a pre-printed piece of acetate, such as those made by Hambly Screen Prints, and do exactly the same thing.  Run the acetate sheet through your Xyron, or apply adhesive to the back side, and then color in the images or background, as you like. 

If you have trouble stamping onto acetate, you can also run inkjet printer type acetate through your printer to print images onto the acetate, and then adhere adhesive to the back and color in, as described above.

I hope you will give these a try.  They are really fun techniques, and your friends and family will wonder how you did it.  

Check back next Monday when I will have a new project posted for The Robin's Nest.  Until next time, happy crafting!



  1. Wow...what a great idea...LOL...I really enjoy stopping by so you can smartin me I cratch my head wondering why didn't I think of're the best..hugs

  2. Thanks Antoinette. I can always count on you to make me smile. Glad I could be of help. :)