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Fairy Tale Tins, New Collage Sheets & New Colors!

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Lora’s project that are still available on the new site.

What’s New Today? New Collage Sheets & New Colors!

Woohoo! 5 new collage sheets (or sets!) by Jessica Armstrong! Plus twelve new colors of Liquid Pearls or Stickles arriving soon! More info below.

Plus a bonus! (And the details are only here on this newletter.) If you spend $25 today or tomorrow (this offer ends Monday night, February 13, 2017 — the same closing date as entering the Giveaway below) I’ll include a FREE bottle of Liquid Pearls! It’s dealer’s choice on the colors, but if you purchase any Liquid Pearls in your order, I’ll pick out a different color. Shipping and tax do not count as part of your $25 minimum order. Go check out all the colors available.


Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey has made a set of 3 fairy tale tins that are so richly colored and detailed… and to think they’re just made of blank tins, chipboard, paper and paint! Here’s a bit from Lora’s blog post before I point out some of my favorite bits. And note: there is another photo down in the Giveaway section.

A trio of lovely fairy tale ladies to brighten your day. Or not.

The interesting thing about these ladies is that all the images are a bit ambiguous.

Lets take the one called ‘The Fairest’. She’s beautiful, but does she really look like a nice person?

And what about ‘Poison Apple’? Is she about to bite into that apple or give it to some unsuspecting princess?

Hmmmm. The Queen has a rather pleasant face. She may not be evil. Who can tell?

There is always more than one way to tell a story. I’ll let you create your own!

It seems fitting we’re announcing new colors of Liquid Pearls today, as Lora uses Liquid Pearls all over her Fairy Tale Trio. I love how she decorated the chipboard frames, name plates, and filigree with dots and lines of Liquid Pearls. It beads up nicely and dries keeping its shape (like little round studs or half-pearls, in any size you’d like to make them). Plus, see the Giveaway below for a chance to wins lots of colors of Liquid Pearls!

Here’s some more info from Lora, about the collage sheet images in the tins:

I started out with three of the Blank Altoid Tins without the lids and used the Fairy Tale Frames Altoid Insert Set to create the outer frames around each tin. I painted the frames with pearlescent paints for richness and set them aside to apply after the background were in.

The backgrounds inside the tins are as follows:

Poison Apple is Forest Theatre Backdrops Collage Sheet

The Queen is Parrish Castles Collage Sheet

The Fairest is Grimm Covers #3 Collage Sheet

All the ladies are from the Fair Rosamund Collage Sheet

See more photos & learn more in Lora’s blog post. And be sure to come back to enter today’s Giveaway — that includes EVERYTHING in Lora’s supply list!

Hooray for the Fairy Tale Trio Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Lora’s Fairy Tale Trio Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting 4 of the 15 spiffy items in the supply list/Giveway*:
– A Blank Altoids Tin (well, of course!)
Fairy Tale Frames Altoid Inserts Set (I love how Lora decorated them with dots of Liquid Pearls)
1 Inch Wide Wooden Finials (ditto on fancying them up with dots & lines of Liquid Pearls)
Liquid Pearls – Neutral Colors Set (Note: that’s FOUR colors, including the Gold one Lora used!)

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Lora’s artwork, which is also all of the Giveaway items!

*Yes, 16 items show in the supply list link… but one is the single bottle of Gold Liquid Pearls, and you’ll receive a whole set of 4 Neutral Colors including that color.

To enter the Fairy Tale Trio Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY, February 13, 2017)!

AND tell me: How do you use Liquid Pearls? Or: what colors do you wish I could find? (in Liquid Pearls or Stickles or other paints)

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Cinderella Shadowbox Giveaway? That would be chark! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 12th, 2017

61 responses to “Fairy Tale Tins, New Collage Sheets & New Colors!”

  1. Jo says:

    It would be fun to make a tarot tin set!

  2. Heather says:

    I think a steampunk sapce theme would be a lot of fun. I’ve never used Liquid Pearls or Stickles, but the Rhubarb one is calling my name….

  3. Emily N. says:

    I use Liquid Pearls to make highlights on collages and add a little glitz.

  4. Carla says:

    I’ve never used liquid pearls so I would be experimenting!

  5. Kay Pierce says:

    I have a stock of tins!!!! This would be awesome to win!! I. Puff actually do something with them!!!!! My fingers are crossed!!!!

  6. Cynthia Currie says:

    I will use the periwinkle, oyster, opal and sea spray as bubbles in a set of mermaid tags.

  7. Jennie Ingram says:

    I’ve never used liquid pearls, so I’d liove to try experimenting with them!

  8. Kimberly says:

    ive never used liquid pearls, but now I’m going to. I love to outline things with dots, and raised dots woud be a bonus texture. Love them. Would like gold. Irridescents pearl

  9. Traci says:

    I like to use liquid pearls as dots around a project. I like the white as it adds just a little to a project. >^..^<

  10. Nancy Olsen says:

    Would add wings to images of my four youngest granddaughters and create tins with their alter-egos. Liquid pearls and stickles definitely would be used to accent the frames.

  11. Barb A says:

    I use liquid pearl on my ATCs, cards, minis, artwork, pretty much anywhere! Love this project….where ever did you find all these talented artists??

  12. I love liquid pearls I use them on my collages

  13. Ina Good says:

    I use them on atcs ,cards, and pocket them!

  14. barb macaskill says:

    I love using Liquid Pearls to make my own dots, as paint, sometimes I will even use it as embossing paste for small stencils! It is one of the best things ever invented for crafting and I am so excited about the new colors! So pretty! Definitely need them all!
    I think the Queen is just so sad at being considered evil that her face has taken on that look in sorrow and pain! She is distraught over the loss of Snow White whom she loves dearly!
    Little do you all know, it was really the 7 Dwarfs who poisoned the apple that was given to Snow White by the Queen. They had been stalking her for years and just had to have her as their “Mama” but knew she wouldn’t come willingly so they cooked up a little poison and added it to the apple!
    I would love to get the real story out to the masses so the Queen can get into counseling and get Snow White to come back home so they can heal as a family!
    macaskillbarbara @yahoo .com

  15. Laural says:

    I love Liquid Pearls and tins..what a creative display of talent Lora has!

  16. Karen says:

    The “toid” tin inserts are great – I have many ideas on creating little tin scenes.

  17. Kim R says:

    I use Liquid Pearls for rivets when making steampunk creations.
    I would love to find a Liquid Pearl in a holographic color

  18. Barb j says:

    I Abe used liquid pearls before.

  19. Nancy E says:

    Just love this trio. Have never had the opportunity to use liquid pearls.

  20. Mary Mac says:

    A secret garden would be fun to make.

  21. Denise Bryant says:

    I love Liquid Pearls! I have a couple of wreath stamps that some added red LP make great berries for holiday cards! I also like yellow for flower centers. Adds a fun look and a bit of dimension to my cards! It comes in so many pretty colors, I can’t think of one I’d like that isn’t already made!

  22. Robin Venecia says:

    I would love to try the perfect pearls and create one of these lovely tins!

  23. Lou Anne says:

    I’ve used liquid pearls in an ocean scene for plants and little dots on the sea bottom

  24. Beth Jones says:

    What lovely giveaways of late!! Hope to be a recipient! Smiles

  25. Daylan says:

    I use liquid pearls in my collages and letters. This stuff looks fabulous–can’t get enough of fairy tales!

  26. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love these paints ! I use them when I’m making cards, mixed media, ATC cards & in my miniatures!! I love seascape colors!

  27. Diane Dainis says:

    I would love to find any colors to make up a patina look. I know use liquid pearls for embellisments on ATC’s and to make icecles.
    Thier also great to make coral at the bottom of the sea.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  28. chark says:

    Yay! thanks for the Cinderella win!

  29. Janet T says:

    I haven’t used liquid pearls but you’ve really inspired me. I love the colors!

  30. Deanne says:

    I love liquid pearls and use them often in my art journals, collages and cards. Since I use a lot of green in my artwork I’d always like more green shades.

  31. Peg D says:

    I have never used them. But they look wonderful! I love jewel tones and precious metals. It is difficult to find something that has the appearance of gold and silver. Either way I love Laura’s tins and the collage sheets. Would love to try the liquid pearls !

  32. Laura says:

    I’ve never used liquid pearls, but I would love to start playing with them! I don’t know what colors there are, but a deep purple would be awesome!

  33. Karen Wood says:

    I love the neutral colors set! That would be perfect for decorating some brass mini ornaments that I’m making for lighted mini metal trees that will be done in brass, copper, pink quartz, tangerine, champagne, and rose gold colors. I would make the altoid tin to go with that stuff, as they will be on a memorial shelf to my passed loved ones that I am working on.

  34. Karen Mallory says:

    I love making altered tins. I use liquid pearls like an enamel to make areas raised that I want to showcase more. I think you have a great range of colors in the pearls and stickles!

  35. Katherine Williams says:

    I live liquid pearls. I use them for highlighting on all kinds of multimedia projects.

  36. Linda Benjamin says:

    I would love to work with the fairy tale ladies and create my own spin on their story or create something very different. I have used the liquid pearls to create a focal point on a picture and to create dots along the frame of a picture I was working on.

  37. Jen R says:

    I use liquid pearls a lot in my mixed media art

  38. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I’d use them on cards and tags. And the color a pearlescent sky blue.

  39. Megan Warren says:

    I haven’t had any Liquid Pearls to use, but I would love to try them on so many projects.

  40. trisha too says:

    Love that little bit of shine, what a perfect addition to a wide variety of projects.

  41. yvonne baldwin says:

    These would be a great addition to my pet memorial crafts .

  42. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I have really never used Liquid Pearls. The two or three times I did, I couldn’t get them to form the bead…they wanted to be pointy at the top. I am in love with the collage sheets you listed!

  43. Maria says:

    I have never used Liquid Pearls. I love the ambiguous look of the fairy tale characters.

  44. Diana bittaker says:

    I use the liquid pearls to accent the characters I cut out of your downloads – I make a gypsy altoid scene and I use the pearls to make jewelry on the gypsy and jewels for crowns- love the stuff –
    I’m always looking for an interesting orange and unique shades of blue.

  45. Cheryl Lee says:

    I also have not tried your brand of Liquid Pearls, but I have used the dimensional paints of the past to make the dots and squiggles on things. I love all the pearly colors, especially the sea greeny one! Congrats to Chark!

  46. Mary says:

    I have not tried Liquid Pearls, but I love the rich colors. I make Fairy Gardens so I am all in to fairies.

  47. Verna says:

    I just recently started using liquid pearls in more projects. I love the shine vs the sparkle of stickles. They are lovely in the middle of flowers, and as border dots. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  48. Ann Pierce says:

    I just finished using liquid pearls making valentines and have used them in making miniatures other times. Love them!

  49. Cheri Hins says:

    My granddaughter painted a heart shaped rock we found with a pink liquid pearls I had. Beautiful. I love how the little dots turned out on these tins. Genius.

  50. Jean marmo says:

    I have not used liquid pearls so very pretty.

  51. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love the periwinkle Liquid Pearls and the Parrish Castle sheet, maybe I’d make a castle tin.

  52. M.E. Woodward says:

    Love everything fairytale themed & the altoid tins are perfect for that. Liquid Pearls are wonderful for creating beautiful accents & embellishments on so many things. They’re great for card making projects!

  53. Randi scholl says:

    I really want to try the Altoid tins. I use Liquid pearls highlight things on cards I make. I have a favorite one for sympathy cards. An Art Deco woman standing in a pool of water spilling water from a basin back into the pool. I put tiny drops of the pearls down the spilling water and swirling in the pool. It’s a kind of magical effect.

  54. I think little red riding hood would be cute in an Altoid tin so I could give it as a gift to my daughters boyfriends five year old girl.

  55. I’ve never used Liquid Pearls so I would love to win this giveaway and see what I could do with it! Something with fairies, I’m sure.

  56. Michelle Gajdacs says:

    I haven’t tried Liquid Pearls so I would love to try them. I did try Stickles for the first time a few weeks ago.and love them!! So I would love to try liquid pearls

  57. Marykay chisum says:

    I use liquid pearls to highlight and outline projects. Also as flower centers.

  58. Leah Fein says:

    I use liquid pearls to highlight and embellish my greeting cards. I would love to see more copper everything!

  59. K Toews says:

    Wonderful subject and I love the altoid tin!

  60. Carol Slowik says:

    Love the new colors of liquid pearls. I use them to highlight my projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Christy D. Livingston says:

    I love these tins and would love to try my hand with them. I use Stickles/Liquid Pearls to accent/highlight different areas of the projects that I’m working on. I really love them because it adds that little extra touch. I’m not sure what color I’d ask you to find for me because I need them all!! lol.