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Silk Glaze Watercolor

Persian Motifs

Hi All!

Last week I used Luminarte Silk Glaze paints to create a vibrant background. I was planning to use them again for stamping (I’ve seen it done on YouTube), but honestly, I was having a hard time getting a good image. I’m kind of a perfectionist, so I just wasn’t happy with it. I decided to try out watercoloring, and it turned out great.

Because these paints have mica in them, the shimmer is awesome. Here is a close-up:

Persian Motifs

I used the Persian Motifs set by Altenew. I love these delicate flowers. The outline is very thin, so you can make them look more “real”. I used my distress markers with these flowers on THIS CARD.

Enjoy the video!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Altenew Persian Motifs
Altenew Persian Motifs
Luminarte Silk Glaze
Luminarte Silk Glaze
Zig Light Gray Brush Pen
Zig Light Gray Brush Pen
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ranger Detailer Water Brush
Ranger Detailer Water Brush
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Sanding Block
Sanding Block
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Mary Jane

    I love this card! Just beautiful, cant wait to try it.

  2. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 1:53 pm


    Love it. Thank you.

  3. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 2:58 pm


    Gorgeous. I have this set but have yet to ink it up. Guess I need to now! lol

  4. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 3:34 pm


    stunning card Darlene, absolutely love it!! am very happy when I saw your post last week straightaway I ordered these silk paints and they arrived yesterday. last night I tried the backgrounds. they are just beautiful, love the shimmer! now I can try this method!

  5. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 4:13 pm


    So, so beautiful Darlene, love those paints, the shimmer is stunning.
    This Altenew stamp set is gorgeous and the images are perfect for water coloring.

  6. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 5:07 pm


    Beautiful card. The Silk Glaze seems very similar to radiant pearls, which was popular in the stamping world about 10 years ago or so….

  7. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Carol Lucas

    Once again, so very pretty and elegant. Love the shimmer!

  8. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 5:55 pm


    Wow! What a stunning card. I have ordered my paints and they should be here soon. I loved Persian Motifs stamp set so much and just bought it yesterday from Auzz Trinklets. Whar exquisite timing! . So once everything arrives I am ready to go. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  9. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Carol Mac

    Hi Darlene, the color combination makes it! I don’t usually think to mix blue and green but this is really nice! The way you were using the paints….you will have enough for the rest of your life! ?

    • wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I know, Carol! It seems like a small jar, but you don’t need much.

  10. wrote on November 6th, 2015 at 7:11 pm


    I did enjoy it very much! I will try some of that Luminarte Silk Glaze! Thank you again Darlene, you do such lovely work!

  11. wrote on November 7th, 2015 at 8:19 am


    I so look forward to every card you share. This card is simply beautiful. You make it all look so doable, but I just do not have you eye. I watch your cards and wish I could make it look the same. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  12. wrote on November 7th, 2015 at 1:58 pm


    Love this one, Darlene. Those colors are a wonderful combo.

  13. wrote on November 7th, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Rachel Hawn

    Beautiful!! One of my favorite cards!

  14. wrote on November 8th, 2015 at 1:26 pm


    Wow, such a beautiful card!! I love that sanding block fix…I have used it on other cardstock too with no problems. I was cutting using my Big Shot and there must have been something on one of my cutting plates because several of my panels had black splotches on them. Since I just picked up new cutting plates — I hope I have fixed that. :b Thanks Darlene!! =)

    • wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Sandra. I noticed that about mine awhile back. I think it was from running black cardstock through the machine. It gets little black dust inside the scratches. If you try to wash it off with a rag, you’ll see them. It’s kinda gross.

      • wrote on November 14th, 2015 at 12:04 pm


        I started using my new plates and I noticed they are softer than the old ones. By that I mean that my ‘no cut plate’ still got marks in it from the non cutting side of the dies. I didn’t have that issue before so now my ‘no cut plate’ is ugly. =/

        Ah well, it still did the job and I didn’t think of washing the old one but it was time for a new set anyway! =)

  15. wrote on November 9th, 2015 at 6:18 am


    Would love to know what size and brand your paintbrush is

    • wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Beaglemama. I’m in the middle of my house move and my brushes are packed! I’ll get back to you on this. 🙂

    • wrote on December 6th, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Sorry it took me so long! The brush is by Royal and Langnickel and is a round size 0.

  16. wrote on November 12th, 2015 at 2:37 pm


    Simply beautiful! Another stunner – and love the color combination!

  17. wrote on November 21st, 2015 at 3:50 pm


    Love the card! The flowers look so real! You make shading look SO easy! I can’t get mine to look that natural.

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