Tuesday, April 6, 2010

BFF Altered Book/Mini Album Challenge #3

Today is #3 in our Best Friend altered book/mini album challenge!

The BFF sentiment is...

3. When you smile, I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.


The Challenge is...

add a bit of shimmer to your pages.

I did this by using Perfect Pearls and the Northern Lights technique!


Perfect Pearls

Perfect Ink Refresher


Heat it Craft Tool

Black Cardstock


1. Make a cream paint by combining Perfect Pearls and water. I usually just make this on my Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Just squirt a bit of water, add a tiny scoop of PP's and mix.

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2. Saturate the black cardstock with the Perfect Ink Refresher.

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3. Immediately paint the PP cream paint onto the cardstock, mist with water and tilt your paper in various directions to float the Perfect Pearls over the entire sheet.

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4. You may further move the Perfect Pearls around with the Heat tool while you are drying it.

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5. (Optional) For added texture and interest I like to crumble the paper up before it has completely dried....the I finish drying it.

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After it's dry you can use the paper in a variety of projects!

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BFF Page #3 down and in the books!

I hope you can find some time to play along!

If not you could still use the Northern Lights technique in a variety of projects ~ cards, scrapbooks, ATC's, Gothic arches, collage or altered art projects, etc.


  1. Hi Roni -

    Love this page! Now I know what to do with the Perfect Ink Refresher I bought 2 years ago - LOL!

    Elaine Allen

  2. Roni this is fab, what a great technique, thanks for sharing, Jaqi


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