Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Product for the Store . . . Viva Decor's PEARL PEN!

I've been busy squeezing in time to come up with the card designs for the Shimmer Sheetz class. My focus has kept me from sitting down to post on the blog . . . lame, I know!

The new PEARL PEN is (or was!) at Art 'n Soul. See this bowl? It's now empty of the small introductory order we received, and we are taking orders now for a new batch. Make sure we order your favorite color(s) by stopping into the store or calling us (360.357.6820) as soon as possible . . . i.e., by Monday morning! Get your pink sheet in NOW because when this next order arrives, the Pearl Pens are going to do a 'sonic-boom' zoom out the door!

In addition to the pearl beads you can make, Susie
discovered you can put a small dab on your
stamped and colored image and then rub it onto the surface
for that 'pearlized' sheen finish.

Information from Viva Decor who makes the new Pearl Pen . . .

Pearl Pen

Product Description:

Viva Decor’s Pearl Pen is a dimensional gel pen that is known for its versatility and amazing quality. Pearl Pen is specially formulated to create perfectly round, non-settling pearls. With it’s fine control applicator tip, making a wide range of different sized pearls is a snap! Pearl Pen can be used on virtually all surfaces, excellent for fabric, paper crafting and home decor accents. Pearl pen is water-based and non-toxic.

Features and benefits:

  • Easy to use applicator, no clogging or air build up
  • Specially designed tip for small pearls and fine lines
  • Non- settling, no pointed tips, perfectly round pearls
  • Pearls stay 3 dimensional, permanent, no deflating, or flaking
  • Pearls stay shimmering and pearlescent and do not fade with time
  • Water resistant and weatherproof
  • Machine washable
  • One 25 ml bottle can produce up to 720 1/4’’ Diameter sized pearl drop.
  • Available in 24 colors


  • Fabric
  • Wood
  • Paper
  • Foam
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Canvas and much more

Pearl Pen Color Chart

Pear Pen Color Chart

And from Outlines Rubber Stamps' weekly newsletter, we're sharing their recent sample card that uses the Pearl Pen. I personally am going to have to check into those Picksey-Pick Ups and Modelling Cream! Stay tuned.

Modelling Creme Background

Card by Jeanne Streiff  
Stamps used:

G-1038 Round Posy Lg.
D-1040 Round Posy Sm.
E-1027 Wavy Posy Med.
F-1049 Posy Greeting Centers 
Step 1 

Using a palette knife (or in my case a folder over piece of sturdy cardstock) scoop some Viva D├ęcor Modelling Cream: Mother of Pearl onto your paper.
Step 2 

Smooth Modelling Cream paste over cardstock sheet.
 Step 3  

Quickly take a plastic fork and run lines (I used a paper towel to wipe the tines as needed) through the wet Modelling Cream: Mother of Pearl. 

Let dry.
Step 4 

Attach your background to your card back. 

Add ribbon.
Step 5 

Stamp and cut out flowers (G-1038 Round Posy Lg. and D-1040 Round Posy Sm. on light blue cardstock and E-1027 Wavy Posy Med. and extra flower center on white cardstock). 

Decorate with Light Blue Pearl Pen.
Step 6

Attach Aquamarine Crystal Size 12 to flower center using  Picksey-Pick Ups and Crystal Lacquer.
Step 7 

Assemble flower
Step 8  

Aquamarine Crystals Size 12 to sentiment (F-1049 Posy Greeting Centers Posy Greeting Centers) using  Picksey-Pick Ups and Crystal Lacquer.

Art 'n Soul's Christmas Party is going to be on the afternoon of Sunday, October 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Save the date now so you won't miss out. Everyone is busy selecting holiday stamps and products to showcase that afternoon.

We know some of you are starting your holiday projects right now, so we're slowly and silently starting our holiday ordering. My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas paper collection arrived yesterday and I hope to have it at the store by tomorrow; you can't miss it . . . it will be near the table ribbon rack with the Halloween and Christmas ribbons. If you sense some reluctance on our part it's because we're finally enjoying our delayed summer weather and who wants to think about winter events now . . . we're still focused on the vivid colors of summer!

Stampington's latest publications of Take Ten and Somerset Holidays & Celebrations, and Somerset Studio are at the counter . . .

Some of Basic Grey's Out of Print collection of papers are now at the store, too. These two-sided cardstock weight papers are soooo nice . . .

6x6 paper pad

So much more to share with you . . . in a short while!

"Great art picks up where nature ends."
Marc Chagall

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