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Supply Salute: Liquid Pearls

Liquid pearls are a versatile medium by Ranger.   They can be used as a dimensional decoration, or an opalescent paint. You can also use Liquid Pearls as an embellishment in much the same way as you would use glitter glue or liquid appliqué.   They were created to work on paper AND fabric.

Liquid Pearls were designed to make little pearlized dots that look like freshwater pearls when dry. To use, you can apply it straight out the bottle but you must let them dry naturally for several hours. Also, there is a tendency to get “Hershey Kiss” peaks on your pearls. Just use your finger and thumb to give it a little “flick” on the backside of your paper a couple of times and the peak will disappear, leaving a rounded “pearl”.

Here is a layout I created using baby blue Liquid Pearls.  I drew the outline of the circle first and then applied the Liquid Pearls along the line:

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According to other articles, Liquid Pearls can also be diluted with water to make an opalescent paint. I have never tried this personally but you could also use the pearls directly from the bottle, by applying them to a sponge or piece of felt, and then “pouncing” or rubbing the color onto your project to achieve a painterly effect that way.

Liquid Pearls can also be blended with each other to make more colors, so the colour choices become endless. Have fun!

Note-: Liquid Pearls must be kept from very cold temperatures. If they get too cold, or freeze, they will be ruined.

Supply Salute: “Scrapbook Shimmer – Making Memories”

By Ali MacDonald

Today we introduce you to a new Scrapbooker’s Club House BLOG feature! “Supply Salute” is an informative look at scrapbooking supplies available at the easy-to-shop-at Scrapbooker’s Club House “online store“.

The featured item today is Scrapbook ShimmerTM from Making Memories. ENJOY!
“Scrapbook ShimmerTM

Do you want to accent title lettering with a bit of sparkle? How about adding some shimmer to a snowflake or icicle? How can you add a gentle gleam to a flower’s petals?

A touch of magic can be achieved on a layout using “shimmer.” Available at the Scrapbooker’s Club House store are Making Memories Shimmer Kits. These are called “Scrapbook Shimmer TM” and they simplify the process of creating a little glimmer and gleam on your page!

“Colours run the gamut from soft pastels to hot pink; depends on which kit you get!” says store-owner Nicole Drewniak.

Look at the sparkly richness of the “Boho Chic” Shimmer Set …

Available at SBCH Online Store..just click on photo!

…and check out the sophisticated glimmer of the “Cityscape” set:

Available at SBCH Online Store..just click on photo!

“Scrapbook Shimmer TM” provides you with a fine, professional quality glitter that can be used with Making Memories Ready-to-Glitter stickers like these:

Available at SBCH Online Store..just click on photo!

 

Here’s a sweet LO of Michelle Vekved’s where this SBCH HOF member uses shimmer on the alpha stickers:

“Scrapbook Shimmer TM” is Ultra fine, and a small bottle of this quality sparkle goes a looooong way! A funnel tray is included with each shimmer kit to further simplify the glittering process. A tip from Michelle: a baby wipe is perfect for picking up any stray shimmer. Here’s another of her pages using shimmer on the tree and the lettering.

There’s still more fun to be had with this product! The shimmer can be used on any of your projects! Simply make your own embellishments by using this easy, quality shimmer over adhesive placed on chipboard, cardstock, stickers, tags or any other scrappy item you wish to sparkle and shine.

Here’s an example of how Heather Hopkins, a SBCH HOF member used glitter in a very informative online class at SBCH:

http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8812&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Shimmer TM would be an alternative to the glitter Heather had in her class.

The Tsukineko glue pad that Heather used in her class is here:

Available at SBCH Online Store..just click on photo!

Here is a LO where Nicole used shimmer on the circular chipboard pieces. Isn’t that gorgeous?

And here’s a page by another HOF member, Pam Sandy. Check out her customized shimmery stars, hearts, paisley and diamonds, plus the arrows!!

 

Pam writes in her description that the MME Scrapbook ShimmerTM was “very fun to play with! Remember playing with glitter when you were little? Well, now you can play again! And there are fun stickers to use too!”

Pam was referring to the “Ready-to-Glitter” stickers. Making Memories has posted a demo using the shimmer with these stickers as well. Super easy!
http://www.makingmemories.com/Ideas/how_tos_detail/shimmer-kits-ready-to-glitter-

So go ahead, get creative and make those embellishments sparkle and gleam with easy-to-use Scrapbook Shimmer TM available now at the Scrapbooker’s Club House online store.

When the Shimmer TM sparkle shines on your pages, you’ll be the star!

***Better get some soon, it’ll be gone in a flash-I mean… SPARKLE!! ***