Friday, May 27, 2011

Liquid Pearls

A little while back we got a fun new product at Paper Zone call Liquid Pearls. Liquid Pearls has been around for a long time, but has recently been reformulated and they have come out with a beautiful batch of great new colors!

Basically, it is a bottle of an opaque gel that dries to a pearly finish. It can be used in many applications, such as pearl accents, flower centers, Christmas ornaments and frosting.

Here at the Tukwila store, we had to open up a bottle the minute we received them from the UPS driver! We started with Flamingo Pink!

There are a few tricks to using liquid pearls to get professional results. First, don't shake the bottle, it will cause air bubbles. I always begin by squeezing a small amount onto a piece of scratch paper before I start so if there is an air bubble I don't blurp (yes, this is a crafting word) onto my project.

Put the tip of the bottle close to your paper and squeeze slowly. This creates a round pearl look. Pull the tip away slowly so you don't get a "point" on your pearl.

If you have a point, pick up your project and flick the underside to flatten out the pointy area. This creates a round top on your pearl.

Liquid Pearls will dry to the touch in about 15 minutes. But I always wait overnight before I put a project in the mail, because the pearl may still be wet on the inside and you can squish them. When totally dry, they are super hard.

We also used liquid pearls for frosting on a cupcake and my favorite, on a donut! On this card, glitter was added to the liquid pearls before it dried.

What creative use do you have for Liquid Pearls? With all the new colors, the possibilities are endless! Whitney - Tukwila PZ


  1. Lots of good tips, thanks!

  2. Sara at the Shoreline Paper ZoneMay 31, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    I made a crupled paper flower and edged it with Liquid Pearls! LP is totally NOT for old ladies like I originally thought.

  3. Sara at the Shoreline PZMay 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    I've also heard you can water them down and use them as a shimmery wash, but I've not yet tried it. Sounds neat, though!

  4. Awesome post, thanks so much for shairng this!