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:


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!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Summer Rainbow Layout | Missy Whidden

Hello, Shimmerz Fans!  Missy here, and I'm excited to share my newest layout with you.  I was in the mood to create a rainbow layout, so I pulled out the brightest and boldest colors from all of my Shimmerz sprays.  I created my background with a technique I like to call "reverse packaging."  It's easy, and you can't mess it up :)  I sprayed all my colors onto a 12x12 piece of plastic packaging.  Instead of smooshing the plastic onto my cardstock, I laid the cardstock on top of the plastic and smooshed it down to spread the paint.  This is fun because you don't know how it's going to look until you pull up the cardstock.  The key is where you spray your color, and you have to be careful of colors that will look muddy if they mix.

I love how it turned out!  I will list all of the spray colors I used at the bottom of this post.  I did coat my cardstock with clear gesso first.  When I pulled the cardstock up, the lines from where I scraped on the gesso were visible through the colors.  It looked really neat and added some pattern and texture.  I embellished on each color with coordinating bits and pieces from my "stash bin" on my desk.

Since my photo was black & white, I added some stamping to the background here.  I used the Bed of Roses and Fresh Start Stamp Sets with some black ink.  I love the detail they give here.

These stamps are great because they look wonderful on top of the gesso and the sprays.  Here I have an old Project Life card and an orange-dotted bag behind my photo.  I added some Simple Stories washi tape strips, some MAMBI stickers, a few Amy Tangerine epoxy stickers, and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins.  Like I said, I just grabbed things that matched from my random bin of left overs on my desk.

I love this small purple section.  This is actually a pin from pack of flair that I got in the Michael's $1 section a few years ago.  I added a foam dot under it along with some matching thread.  That strip of washi tape is also from Michaels...I love the ombre effect on it, and it matched perfectly.  I couldn't pass up the chance to use it here!

I used some newer Pinkfresh Studio black puffy alphas for my title and mixed them with a black clear MAMBI sticker.  This cute cloud is from Amy Tangerine, and above the title are more random bits.  I love how these blues blended together here.

I love looking at my finished layout from an angle and seeing all of the dimension!  This is where bending up edges of things and adding foam adhesive come into play.  The black splatters on the background are Coloringz Night Moves...the perfect black ink!

I added this cute yellow sun die cut from Simple Stories as well as more thread.  I honestly could use a rainbow color scheme every day and probably not get sick of it ;)

Here's a look at one of the flowers I created using the Fresh Start Stamp Set.  Now I used the sprays for the first two layers of the flower, so the liquid doesn't stamp very crisp.  If you use actual ink pads, you'll get a totally different look.  I wanted mine to look splotchy and watercolor-esque, so I used the sprays.  The top layer is black ink.  I fussy cut it out and added to the orange section.  This leaf sprig was in my stash bin...I don't remember what I colored it with because it was from a long time ago.  It looks like gelatos.

I hope this inspires you to pull out your rainbow Shimmerz shades and get colorful and bright!  This was a lot of fun to make, and making the background was awesome.  Give the "reverse packaging" technique a try!  Here's my process video so you can see exactly how I did it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Lil' Yellow School Bus (bold yellow)
No Yoking (bright yellow)
Night Moves (black)

4 Leaf Clover (green)

Jeni B Bleu (turquoise blue)
Frostbite (blue)
Princess (purple)


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Travel Far and Wide

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a page for Shimmerz Paints! What a pleasure to work with these rich, delicious paints to express my love of the colors in this photo. 

To make this page I used watercolor paper for both the mat, and the background.

I stenciled on texture paste with a credit card. I arranged chipboard around the photo, prepped it with gesso, and applied paint. I put on a thick layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle, and topped it with more paint,gesso, and gold mica powder.

I put a thin layer of paint over a lot of the page, but then wound up painting over a lot of it with gesso,things just got too busy.

To add visual interest I added the following: several little poppy flower stamps from Shimmerz stamps, tulle, cheesecloth,lichen, dried flowers,birch bark, embroidery floss, pearls, mica flakes, metal glitter,glass glitter, rhinestones, charms, rub ons, metal, seed beads, micro beads,dry embossing powder,sequins, and more. As I added things, I brushed on Shimmerz around to tie them in with page.

To the right of the metal I added clear glass glitter to wet paint. The glitter kind of drew the paint close to it.

Here's a list of colors I used





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

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