Make Your Scrapbook Die Cut Titles Shine Like a Pearl!

If you're looking for ways to shake things up with your scrapbook sentiments without too much effort... you're in the right place!

I usually use die cuts as sentiments because it's quick and has a clean and professional look. However, it can sometimes look flat and uninspired, so I thought painting it on with a pearl paint is the way to go!

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Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:

Basically, pearl paint is just a thickened paint that produces a beautiful pearl finish once dry. It has a small nozzle that makes it really easy to control the amount of paint as you squeeze.
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Step 1

To start making our sentiments stand out more, all we need to do is prepare a die cut sentiment and start filling it in with some pearl paint.
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Step 2

Just squeeze the paint and go over the direction of the sentiment. Do this with a scratch paper behind it so you won't mind the spilling on the edges.
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Step 3

If you apply too much paint on certain spots, you can easily spread it out evenly with the nozzle.
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Step 4

Now, all we have to do is set it to dry. Using a tweezer, I advise that you pick it up and move to a parchment paper for drying overnight. That way, even if the dried paint sticks on the surface, you'll still be able to easily remove it easily.
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Once completely dried, you'll find that it has a beautiful 3D and shiny effect... just like a pearl! It's such a quick technique for making creative sentiments!
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If you currently don't have a 3D pearl paint with you, you can actually achieve the same effect by watering down some acrylic paint and adding a metallic paint to get a shimmering appearance.
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But I totally recommend that you get a few bottles of the 3D pearl paint for your stash because it's very cheap and handy!

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And that's how simple it is! You've made lovely and unique scrapbook with a die cut and pearl paint!

I hope you find this technique helpful for your next layout!

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