I applied dye inks to coated paper with a combination of direct to paper and using a brayer.
Then, holding a squirt bottle about 8" to 10" above the paper, squirted water to make splatters. Then gently blotted with a paper towel.
While the paper was still slightly wet, applied Perfect Pearls with a brush. The Perfect Pearls clinging to the wet area. I was disappointed on how much of the dye ink faded on the coated paper with this technique, the ink has faded even more since taking this photo. (I blame me and NOT Julia).
Used the same dyes and Perfect Pearls on non coated thicker paper. The inks stayed more intense in color, but the water absorbed so quickly into the paper. It didn't get that nice splattered look than Julia had and the water so diffused into the paper, I didn't need to blot it and the Perfect Pearls didn't stick. I ended up adding more water and have lots of Perfect Pearls now on it. I need to find some other types of papers to try later.