Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold

Ranger Perfect Pearls add a beautiful soft shimmery effect to any project! Follow along as Lauren Bergold uses them three different ways on this Dina Wakley inspired art journal page.

Instructions 

My art journal is my favorite place to experiment with new (to me) products and techniques. Since there are so many ways to use Perfect Pearls, and they look different on every shade of paper, I think I could fill an entire volume!

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 1

Step 1: Gather supplies: Perfect Pearls Jewels Pigment Kit and Perfect Gold; Archival Inks in Thistle and Pebble Beach; Letter It A2 Cardstock in Grey and White; Dina Wakley MEdia stamp set, Everyone is Welcome; Simon Hurley create. stencils, Sweater Weather and Grand Greenery; Dina Wakley Blue Edition Journal.

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 2

Step 2: Apply Perfect Medium to the smallest window stamp from Dina Wakley's Everyone is Welcome set in the same way that you would apply ink, making sure to cover the entire image thoroughly. Stamp firmly onto a panel of grey Letter It Cardstock, leaving some extra room around the image.

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 3

Step 3: Use a detail brush to apply Violet Perfect Pearls powder to the image, then remove any excess or stray powder with a dusting brush. (Note: Perfect Pearls Kits include both styles of brushes and a small Perfect Medium pad as well as four curated colors of Perfect Pearls; other shades and a larger pad are available separately).

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 4

Step 4: Stamp the other two windows in the same manner and dust them with Perfect Pearls. When finished, use a Ranger Mister to lightly mist the images with water to set them. Allow them to dry completely.

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 5

Step 5: With a pencil, trace lightly around several sizes of Letter It and Dina Wakley MEdia tags, positioning the templates so that the stamped images go off the left, right or bottom edge. Trim the images into the tag shapes. If desired, add small punched circles from the offcuts of the cardstock and punch holes through them.

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 6

Step 6: Tear a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Kraft Heavystock to approximately 6 x 1" allowing it to slope downwards a bit on one side. Use a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and a perfectly clean Domed Foam to apply Perfect Medium through the Simon Hurley create. Sweater Weather stencil.

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 7

Step 7: Use a detail brush to apply Violet Perfect Pearls powder to the stenciled pattern, remove any excess powder with a dusting brush and lightly mist with water to set.

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 8

Step 8: Stamp "We rise by lifting others" in Thistle Archival Ink on a scrap of white Letter It cardstock. Trim into a small strip and mat on a scrap of kraft.

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 9

Step 9: Apply Pebble Beach Archival Ink through a small section of Simon Hurley's Grand Greenery stencil. Use washi tape to isolate the fronds you'd like to feature. Add three clusters of leaves in a loosely triangular arrangement: top left of page, middle of the righthand edge, bottom of page towards the center.

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 10

Step 10: Assemble (most of) the page: Edge the tags with Thistle Archival and add small pieces of ribbon through the holes. Add the stenciled strip of kraft horizontally, about three inches from the bottom of the page with Perfect Card Adhesive. Affix the tags to the center of the page, in a cluster, using Letter It White Foam Roll Tape. (Don't add the sentiment yet.)

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 11

Step 11: Place a small amount of Perfect Gold powder in the lid of the Perfect Pearls container and add a few drops of water. Use the detail brush to pick up some of this liquid and tap gently to splatter it  all over the page. Be sure to wipe the lid thoroughly dry before replacing on the Perfect Pearls!

 

Perfect Pearls Journal Page by Lauren Bergold Step 12

Step 12: Affix the sentiment to the right hand side of the page with small pieces of Letter It White Foam Roll Tape. Admire your finished page and start thinking about other ways to use Perfect Pearls including: light shades on dark cardstock; diluted and used like watercolors; mixed into clear Gesso or white texture paste; mixed with water in a Mini Mister and sprayed through a stencil... and lots more!

 

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