Polished Stone Technique With a Twist

Polished Stone Technique With A Twist

I have for you today a card I made using the Polished Stone Technique with a twist!  The method used for this card is easier and faster than the normal Polish Stone Technique.  You can view this POST for instructions on the normal Polish Stone Technique.

1 Peter 2:9

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

I created this card for a Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge involving the Polished Stone Technique.   The challenge was to create a card using an update for this technique, which dries much faster and without a heat gun or sealer.  Here are the instructions:

  • Wet two or three cotton balls with rubbing alcohol
  • Add drops of reinker of your choice
  • Add drops of Wink of Stella
  • Pounce onto glossy cardstock to get a stone/granite look with shimmer

With the normal technique, metallic pigment ink is added, heat set, and covered with a sealer.  The great thing about the technique with a twist is that wink of stella dries right away and you can make multiples panels quickly!  If you don’t have wink of stella, try Smooch Spritz, Perfect Pearls – anything with shimmer!

Unfortunately, it is difficult to see the shimmer on my card!

Stamps: SU Day of Gratitude
Paper: White Glossy Paper, Neenah Solar White and SU Soft Sky
Ink: SU Reinkers (Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Regal Rose) and Black
Accessories: Rubbing Alcohol, Cotton Balls, WOS, Pretty Pink Posh Window Frames, Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle Dies, Sequins, Foam Tape, SU Leaves 2 Sizzix Die, Be Creative Tape

I hope you try the technique; you’ll like it better than the normal!  Have a wonderful, blessed day!


God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

One thought on “Polished Stone Technique With a Twist

  1. What a glorious color for your leaves, Bev and thanks for reminding me of a wonderful and effective technique. Didn’t know about the twist though. Love the creative way you framed these too. Hope I’m still subscribed since you do have a new website.

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