A little personal touch applied to product packaging or name cards with a personalised company stamp can do wonders in terms of improving branding. For users searching for new material to combine with their customised rubber stamps, pearl powder is one finishing effect that holds a lot of potential. However, there are certain application techniques required for the pearl powder to work to it’s best effect. Here’s how one can begin the process:
Before application, decide on what effect is to be achieved with the pearl powder. Darker coloured material displays the strongest pearl shimmer where lighter material softens the pearl powder effect into something more pastel. To create backgrounds, pearl powder can be applied directly against the background, whereas using it to colour in stamped imaged require finer work with blender pens. Permanent ink is required to adhere the pearl powder application so that the effect is retained.
Using your customised rubber stamps, stamp the patterns you desire onto the material. Users are advised to use dry brushes to dip and sprinkle over the surface of the rubber stamped patterns. For added creativity, users can consider sprinkling up to 3 different pearl powder colours onto the rubber stamped image. The pearl powder can be gently moved and blended together for an enhanced effect. Excess can be tapped off gently before the rest are left to dry together with the stamped image.
Backgrounds and panels as well as other shapes can be attained with customised rubber stamps, ink and pearl powder. However, if users wish to create colour effects directly onto paper, pearl powder required mixing. A recommended mixture involves ⅔ pigment ink as well as ⅔ pearl powder. Once the mixture is obtained, make use of sponges to apply directly onto the material.
Generally, once the ink dries together with the pearl powder, it does not require additional protecting. However, excess can still be found- to fully remove excess, brush over the stamped image with tissue paper lightly once more.