Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pearl Swirls Tutorial

This is my first tutorial, please bare with me. Many of you have been asking how I make these pretty swirls. So, this is for you!



Supplies: Liquid Pearls or Puff Paint, scissors, exacto, transparency, original crystals or pearls scanner, glue dots



The first thing you have to do is scan the original crystals or pearls face down, print it out.



Place your transparency over the copy. It would totally help if you have a magnetic mat board, like Basic Grey's, to hold the transparency onto the paper. Otherwise you may have to keep realigning the dots.


This is the fun part...just follow the guide.


Try using different colors. This is what it looks like when done.



The trick is to cut reallllly close to the pearls. The less you see of the transparency the better.

For the middle sections carve out with an exacto knife



Then, just adhere to your page with glue dots. Voila!!!

Now, if you feel this is to time consuming, you don't have the products or patience let me know and I can custom make some for you.
Scrap on!!!

16 comments:

luvmykids2662 said...

Very cool technique. It produced some amazing results. I may try this in the near future. So thankful that you shared this. ~Gwen

Jane said...

Wow...that tutorial was fantastic!!! thanks for sharing that...I really love the look. Your Blog ROCKS!!!!! I am so glad you have joined the land of bloggers!!! LOL!!

craftysprinkles said...

Your pearls look perfect. I will have to try this out.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Well look at you!! welcome to bloggerville!! heehee, it's about time!....and of course your site would have to be purple!! Looking good hon!

~Gabi xx

Paulien van den Bosch said...

You work wonders!!!! you know that?!!

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial!

phamil said...

YEAH!!!! You have a blog! I'll have to get it linked to mine, your old link i still there! LOL! This is awesome, what a super and creative idea, and you did such a neat job with those dots!!!!

Anna said...

Congrats with the blog Ang !! Thanks for the tutorial. I love it !

Tracey said...

Wow !!!!! fantastic tutorial Angelica, I will be trying this out, thanks for sharing hon XXX

Helena said...

Welcome to blogland, I can tell this will be a blog that I will be keeping an eye on! Tracey Jackson told me about your blog! Wow I love the tutorial, I have been doing this the hard way, tracing onto paper and then putting the trasparency over it, never thought of actually scanning, thanks for that!

xxxx

Helga Lind said...

I have already made a bunch of these! So much fun :)

Kristine said...

WOWie, what a fabulous tutorial! Thank you !!!

amberlee said...

i love your ideas. i was wondering if you can tell me the brand name of the swirl. i cant find the one that you have. I really want to try this. =)
amber
amberlee.emmons@gmail.com

bluucaca said...

where can i find the products for this project i love it thanks for sharing

Didelis\Gele said...

many thanks for the lesson! he is so wonderful, now go and make beautiful curls!

MD said...

que des bravos
merci md

Stephanie said...

What an awesome ides for making your own swirlies - thanks for the tutorial! Your blog is awesome by the way.