The white background paper and the blue paper is a beautiful shimmery cardstock (I think it is by Wausau). The gold mats are also shimmery. The white base for the pasting is regular, smooth cardstock. All the paste used on this one is the Pearlescent.
I sprinkled gold Metallic FX on the word and on the heart for the birds. A little went onto the birds, but it didn't matter, because I planned on painting the birds. Once it dried, I used a Swiffer to wipe off the excess Metallic FX and buff the image.
After the image was buffed, I put Liquid Pearls on my craft sheet, added water, and painted the birds. I used the light blue, the dark blue, light orange and red. The birds' breasts were painted with a mixture of the orange and red, because I thought the red alone was too bright.
After that, I just assembled it, and it was done. I love the Pearlescent paste with the Metallic FX, as it creates a subtle, glowing look.
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