Monday, September 29, 2014

Easy Shimmer and Shine

Hello It's Tyra and I'm here to share another of my favorite ways to accent die cuts.   As you many of you know Perfect Pearls is a pigment, often used with a special embossing/resist ink to create a pearlescent effect.  But did you know that combining this pigment with water results in a glimmering paint,  especially lovely for Die-namites dies?

Die-Namite Dies Used:

  1. Die cut my embellishment, using heavy card stock (80 lb or more) or mixed media paper. (you are going to load your die cut with a lot of pigment so be sure to use heavier card stock as thinner card stock may warp.
  2. Combine pigment and water.  You only need just a little water to create a brilliant, dazzling paint. I like to use my water brush to control the amount of water added to the pigment.
  3. And paint! Load your die with the pearlized pigment paint.  There's no method for painting the pigment on. This is super easy, folks! I love easy :) 
  4. Allow your altered die cut time to dry.  I left mine to dry overnight.  You can also use an embossing heat tool to speed up the process!
  5. Ta da! your radiant die cut is ready to take center stage!

Do you recognize this beautiful die? I used it in my first blog post!  I love the versatility of Die-Namites dies when used with different color mediums and design approaches (e.g. clean and simple, mixed media, shabby chic and everything in-between)! Each die cut takes on an entirely different look! 

 Using pearlescent/glimmer paint is a nice touch for special occasion and holiday cards. I hope you enjoyed my easy take on adding a little glam to your die cuts.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Tyra


  1. beautiful technique, I love using that one!!

  2. Love the card especially that gold color.

  3. TYRA - WOW this is great. Thanks for the tutorial too!

  4. Really beautiful cards, and great tip ! thanks for sharing !!