Over at NGS, we're continuing the study of Julia Andrus' book, Paper Transformed, and now we're on the technique called "luminous lifting". I started with black card stock. The directions said to apply Perfect Medium to the paper, but since I didn't have that, I DTP'd the paper with glue medium. Then I used a small brush to apply Perfect Pearls- it took a couple of swishes to get the touch, hence a few spots of "blobbiness"! There have been several comments on the site about difficulty with the "lifting" part- the directions call for pressing a bold stamp onto the paper which would "lift" off the color, and many felt that the "lifting" wasn't all that spectacular. I inked my stamp with the same glue medium to guarantee some lift! I sprayed it with water to "set" the PP. This picture doesn't do justice to the nice shimmer from this technique.
I cut up the paper , layered it onto black card stock, then onto gold moire paper, added a strip of old gold ribbon and sentiment to make a birthday card. For some reason, the gold paper didn't photo or scan well - all those wavy lines look very weird. This technique is fun and easy and makes a nice shimmery background.