Polished Stone Technique*
©2008 Sandie Reid
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|Cover work area with old non inked/coloured paper
to protect surface. Lay out cardstock. Mix food colourings and rubbing
alcohol in spritzers until you have the colour depth you want. Fill
the third spritzer with plain rubbing alcohol.
Here is the creative part
Start spraying your cardstock with your base colour randomly
and add in some of your accent colour. If you have to much in
one spot use your acetate or saran to sort of smoosh it around.
To get the speckled look back after smooshing your colour just
spritz it a bit with the plain rubbing alcohol and the colours
will move. When you think you have what you want you can then
add the gold to it (or silver whatever you want to highlight
To get the gold shimmer on this one I used PearlEx & Gum Arabic
mixed with rubbing alcohol and spritzed on. However you can
use Perfect Pearls the same way without Gum Arabic or you can
just use a gold leafing pen dotted around your cardstock and
then move the colour around with the rubbing alcohol and your
acetate. When you are happy with what you have then you are
I've come up with several different backgrounds using this
same technique and supplies just using either two different
colours or using just one colour and the highlighter. You are
only limited by your imagination, I was limited by what food
colouring colours I had in the cupboard. I have done the same
technique using dye
based re-inkers and the rubbing alcohol. They all work,
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