Friday 27 October 2017

2017 #15 Pearlescent: Pearly Trio's with Squiggly Ink {by Bryan Evans}

2017 Topic 15: Pearlescent

I do love a touch of Squiggly ink at's one of our older stamp collections, and it's a clean and simple collection which allows lots of scope to colour, or not. There are numerous Christmas stamps within the Squiggly series, and they certainly lend themselves well to fast cards or Bryan work his magic with them!

Hi everyone, it's Bryan here from GeezerCrafter, sharing with you my Christmas Accessories using some of the range of Squiggly Ink stamps along with some Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints, Distress Oxides and Pearl Glaze. I chose Squiggly Ink, as I love the large open spaces to add colour, and wanted to make some quick and easy projects.

This idea came from Ellie Knoll, Ellie used the round Gelli Plate and Distress Oxides, I improvised and used some thick plastic packaging, double sided tape, worked a treat. Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, then Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint are a perfect match!!

3 simple projects, a Concertina Card, a Place Setting Card and a Tag. I used the same technique to apply the Pearl Glaze, Thanks Ellie! If you are applying the Pearl Glaze over Distress Oxides, use just 1 or 2 brushstrokes otherwise the Oxides will reactivate.

Squiggly Ink: Egg and Nog - Plate 5 (SIEN5)

Don't forget to use those decorative corner punches!!. I love working on Kraft card, Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints are a perfect match. Kept it simple and just used Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints BougainvilliaBanana, and Tango

Bright and Cheery... Love the effect of the Pearl Glaze.

 Squiggly Ink: Nut and Meg - Plate 3 (SINM3)

Just one colour here, Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint Caribbean Sea. I applied the Pearl Glaze with a brayer, and you can make your own Pearlescent card!!

Love the subtlety of the Pearl Glaze.

Squiggly Ink: Nut and Meg - Plate 7 (SINM7)

I am looking forward to seeing your pearly makes, I have found the Pearl Glaze fun to work with and like the subtle effect that can be achieved. Next time I will experiment more with the product and try mixing with some Fresco paints and other mediums. If you have young people over Christmas you could just stamp the images and leave blank with some small colouring pencils- keep them amused!! I found the Concertina cards fun to make, have a try.

I will put some dimensions of the cards on my blog.

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I love how you have used so many different colouring ideas with these, and the pearl glaze over oxides is fabulous, they are then sealed and ready for more layers to be applied with no more re-activation of the Distress Oxide ink! Thanks again Bryan! ~ Leandra

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Craftyfield said...

The idea with the piece of plastic is clever, I was thinking I needed some of these small Gelli plates but now... Lovely set of Christmas makes!

Helen said...

Great ideas Bryan!

craftimamma said...

Neat collection of Christmas makes Bryan. Love the little blobs with the packaging.... very clever! Xx

Mac Mable said...

Clever, creative and such fun x

Miriam said...

Great projects Bryan - love your makes

Kate Yetter said...

Love your Christmas tags! Those stamps are great!

Hazel Agnew said...

Just love these Bryan. Simplicity completely showcases the stamps. Will have to try this technique. Thanks for reminding us about Ellie's idea too.
Particularly love these as I am a "throw the kitchen sink at it" kinda girl! 😄

Corrie Herriman said...

Great stuff Bryan ! Well done !

geezercrafter said...

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, they are appreciated. Bryan.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Bryan! Love your Christmas makes in true Bryan style. Fabulous hugs Deb ��

Art By Wanda said...

Very nice and fun projects!!!!

Kirsten said...

A fab collection, lovely to see some older PA images being used.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely, really want those Pear Tree stamps now!

Lucy x