Saturday, July 21, 2018

Rainbow Bible Journal Entry | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I'm sharing a look into my latest bible journal entry!
This entry is all about rainbows! Here's a quick look at my final spread:


 This past month was a very challenging month for my family and I. We tragically lost my brother-in-law and I found myself questioning everything about life. Why do we die? Why sometimes at such young ages? Why me? Why us?  When I think like this, the only conclusion is to turn to my bible and try to understand His teachings and theory's. Although it may not answer all of my questions, it some how leaves me in peace knowing that it happened to us because we "could handle it."  Shortly after his passing, I saw rainbows in the clouds several times. Whether it was complete coincidence or not, it reminded me that God was present in my life.  I chose to journal about this and the verse I found was PERFECT!  "...I have set my rainbow in the clouds and it will be the sign of my bond with the earth." At that moment, I felt reassured that things happen for a reason and everything would be OK.

Here are a few close ups of my final entry:






Here's a list of the Shimmerz Paints that I used in today's project:


Thanks so much for joining me today!



Thursday, July 19, 2018

"Adventure" with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, Shimmerz Paints fans!

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing a fun mixed media background.
  It's really hot in my part of the world, so I'm staying indoors and taking the opportunity to scrap.



And because it's hot, what's better than scrapping a photo of my sweet grand girl eating an ice cream cone?
I began with lots of paper layers, then building a background of gesso, texture paste, stamping  and finally my Shimmerz Paints.


I used a transfer technique as well as paint splatters to apply the Razzel Dazzel Berry VibezDeep Blue Sea Vibez and Snow Storm Vibez.


Interspersed are some splatters and transfers of the Mama Sings the Blue Coloringz. I've gotten a little messier than usual with my background (considering the printed background paper), so I've tried to tone things down with some dabs of white gesso as well as the Snow Storm Vibez. Here is a good close-up of the Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp from Creative Embellishments.


More texture, paint and flower fun!



That's it from my today!
See you next time with my favorite project ever!
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Shimmerz Products Used:
Razzel Dazzel Berry Vibez
Snow Storm Vibez
Deep Blue Sea Vibez
Mama Sings the Blue Coloringz

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Never Touch A MONSTER

 My grandson Oakley LOVES the book Never Touch A Monster.  When nap time comes along at MiMi's house, he runs to grab his "monster book".  So a scrapbook layout was a must.

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I've been wanting to work on my Copic marker skills, so I found a Hero Arts customizable monster stamp set on clearance and thought. . . . "I'll make my own background paper".  I have so say this was a time consuming idea.  




It took a while to color all those monsters, but I was really happy with them.  Then to grab my Shimmerz Paints Vibez.  I spritz some paper with Jeni B Bleu, and Hermit the Frog, then used that paper with my cut files for the monster cut out, and the word MONSTER.  I added some drips to my word,  with more Hermit the Frog Vibez, but was so happy with how my little monster had all that awesome Jeni B Bleu shimmer to him.  I also used those spritzed papers to make little borders to add a touch more shimmer and color.



It's a very color filled, somewhat busy LO, but I wanted it to resemble the book.  It's a memory with Oakley that I never want to forget.  

Hope my crazy lil' monsters were able to inspire you.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Adventure Awaits You


Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team page for Shimmerz Paints. It is such a pleasure to work with these high quality products.
I was inspired by the photo to make something lavender and sparkly, and I was craving some pink too.




To make this page,I used 49 and Market paper as the background. I used a credit card and a Prima stencil to apply a thick layer of texture paste. I put a double layer of foam core board under the photo for dimension, and arranged the Reneabouquet chipboard around it. I prepped the chipboard, then painted it with a mix of Pugnacious Purple and Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz. I coated it with a thick layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle.


I put the Prima flowers, Reneabouquet butterfly, and dragonfly on. At the top of the photo is a Prima item I made with a mould and clay.


To add visual interest I added the following, seed beads, micro beads, Tim Holtz and Finnabair metal,dried moss, lichen,dried and pressed flowers, bling sequins, crystals, mica flakes,feathers, glass,distress, and metal glitter, gauze, tulle, small pieces of lace, silk ribbon, a charm, and gold leaf. 


As I added things I applied paint around it, then dropped glass glitter in while it was wet. 




I used a detail brush to add in some black watercolor crayon and water mix. You can see it on the chipboard, by running it along the edge, the cracks soak up the color. I used Olive U Truly on the page, and also Dear John Letter Inklingz. You can see the very pale pink of the Dear John by the stenciled areas. The gold is gold mica powder and water.




On almost every item I applied a little gesso, then more paint on top of that. I think it ties the page together.

Here is a list of Shimmerz Paints I used:

Inklingz:



Thank you so much for looking, and have a blessed week!














Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hand Painted Roses Background | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I have a really fun layout to share with you!
I've been playing with some newer colors of original Shimmerz paints and I just love how this came out.  Here's a quick look at my final layout:




I was inspired by a piece of paper from my stash to create this layout. It is a brightly colored pink and yellow rose paper from Pretty Little Studio and I wanted to recreate the roses on my background.  For this project, I used Shimmerz Moulin Rouge, Shimmerz Magenta and Shimmerz Key Lime.  I painted various tone on tone roses and leaves in different sizes and shades to create my background.  Here are some close ups of my final project:







 Just look how stunning these roses came out! All of that shimmer makes my heart flutter!
The base of the roses are the painted using the same color as the dark accents, I simply diluted the paint with a lot of water.  Once the base of the flower was dry, I added layers on top of it with different intensities of the same paint color.


Thanks so much for joining me today!
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Until next week, have a creative day!