Does anyone know how to make your own swirls and flourishes out of bead paint. I had seen a tutorial but cant find it. It showed how you can print a swirl off the internet and use a trasperancy over it and you added stickles or bead paint to it in dots and it looked great but I dont remember the rest. Any tricks you all know. I have looked all over the net and to no avail.Below is an example of what the look I want to achieve is.
I have done this on quite a few LO recently- i use the puffy paints because i cant find liquid pearls. They are very easy to do and once dried, very easy to cut! This is one of my new favorite things to do!!!
Hmmm...I own all 13 colors of the liquid pearls and I am hooked on this technique!!! I have done it on sooo many LOs and a couple of cards! I also mix stickles in with the liquid pearls for extra fanciness. But...I have never thought to use puffy paint....so I will have to try that!!!
I have looked at all my regular online stores and nobody seems to carry the liquid pearls...frustrating. I'm sure my walmart doesn't but I'll be in the big city (chattanooga LOL) tonight and I may check their walmart.
Such a great idea--I can't wait to try it!
How do you adhere it to the page after you cut it out?
I usually always have the edge tucked under a flower, also, i use scrappy glue and place a small dot of it directly under some of the dots to hide the glue ( even tho they say it will dry clear- i still try to hide it)
The technique looks fun, but is this really less expensive than buying the actual embellishments?
I know it's nice to make your own colors.
The craft plastic is not all that cheap, plus the liquid pearls at, what, about $2 a bottle?
Personally, I'm a bit skeptical about the archival quality of the plastic. I don't think I'd want to use it on many pages.
Just some things to think about.
It is definitely worth it, IMO. I bought a pack of 50 transparency sheets for $25 and I use those or just do the bling directly on my sheet. You can make lots and lots of flourishes, swirls, bling with just one bottle of liquid pearls. I bought all 13 liquid pearls off of evilbay for less than $2 a bottle, but I don't remember how much exactly. I love to mix some liquid pearls with some stickles and no two are ever the same.
For adhesive, if I don't hide part of it under something, then a glue dot is transparent, at least it is for me...lol
Can you get liquid pearls in M's or HL or even here? I feel like I've never seen them, and everyone else seems to use them. LOL
I want to do something like this on a layout. I went to Michael's searching for something to make pearls with and couldn't find anything. I want it white/opaque pearl-looking (I want it to look like pearls).
If you are very concerned about it being acid free (which I'm not really) you may not want to use Tulip puff paints. Unless they have changed their formulations recently, not all their paints are acid free. Of course there is the protective transparent layer so it may not even be an issue.
GREAT idea....I have two shoe boxes full of the paint to do the dots....they are really old but I stored them upside down and just checked them and they are perfect...oh my I am so glad I did not put these in the garage sale (was thinking of it)
I take the jewel templates and put a pencil mark in each jewel spot. Then I take the template off and put a dot of paint on each pencil mark. You can even vary the sizes of dots and they turn out great without using a transparancey. I also think you could make your own template off the internet, use the Big Bite to make holes and go from there. It could get very intricate this way if you took the time.