Monday, March 22, 2010

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.


  1. I've passed on another blog award to you: "I love your blog!" :) And I do - I love your blog. It's one of my favorite things to check up on! Details over on my side, if you care to mosey by.

  2. Wow Deb that looks gorgeous - I think I'd like to try that on a small canvas. TFS!
    And thanks for visiting my blog!
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

  3. Very pretty! The background reminds me of the aurora borealis. (Which I've never seen in person...but if I did, I bet it would look just like that!)


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