Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Autumn Colors | Julee Tilman

Hi Shimmerz friends! It's Julee Tilman popping in to share a little Autumn loveliness with you today. I recently got a few new colors of Shimmerz and Inklingz and decided to have a play with a few of them, plus some Coloringz sprays.

I started out by smooshing Freshly Squeezed, Scarlett's Fever, and Lil' Yellow Skool Bus on watercolor paper and then embossing some autumn leaves in copper onto it.  I then splattered with a bit of Penny 4 Your Thoughts and fussy cut.  The colors dried a little less vibrant than I wanted, so I spritzed each one with a different color of coloringz spray to up the intensity.

Next I painted some Royal Red, Dandy-Lion, and Marigold onto an acrylic block and smooshed down onto watercolor paper.  I then spritzed with water to make the colors run a bit and then added a few squirts of coloringz and some more water to extend the color to where I wanted it for my elements.

Next I cut a few sprig die cuts and painted them with Penny 4 Your Thoughts.  The sentiment is embossed in copper onto a die cut circle and popped up on dimensional foam.  I then started tucking the leaves and die cuts around the sentiment leaving room for this beautiful Dotz embellishment from the Color Splash Set that matched the colors beautifully.  I finished off with lots of splatters, some tattered edges and a few enamel dot accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you're inspired to hit the Shimmerz shop, mention my name in the comments when you place your order for a free surprise.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new page for the amazing Shimmerz Paints! These paints are so wonderfully textured and colored, I love them!
I've used a photo from free google, from Stella de Libero.

To make this page I applied texture paste with a stencil onto watercolor paper. I put the layers under the photo together, starting with taping on card stock under the image to make it stronger. Below that is a layer of watercolor paper, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard.I tore off most of the paper from the surface of the cardboard, and painted it with gesso. I poured on Ultra Thick Embossing Powder onto the wet gesso,and heated it till just melted.I put layers of cardboard between everything, to add dimension. I clipped the edges of the watercolor paper to a 12 x 12 " piece of cardboard to prevent warping. After I had the page all put together, I added first water, then Shimmerz Paint to the background paper. I used Dear John Letter, and Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz. On the corrugated and watercolor layers under the photo I used the same colors,and  Penny 4 Your Thoughts .

I picked out Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, applied gesso with a cosmetic sponge, then painted it with Christmas Cheer Shimmerz, and when dry, topped it with a thick coat of Clear Rock Candy. 

I painted on blobs with A Rose By Any Other Name with the blue next to it, to kind of echo the pattern on the dress.

To add visual interest I added micro beads, glass glitter,metal glitter,seed beads,glass beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals,rhinestones, acrylic crystals,pressed flowers and leaves, strands of gauze,tulle, small pieces of iridescent wrapping paper,gold leaf,shells,metal from Tim Holtz, a Prima flower ,and bling and metal from my stash. A lot of the textural elements are from Reneabouquets.

I rubbed on gold mica powder to a lot of raised areas, and some silver over the chipboard at the top left.

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Shimmerz Transformation | Ericka Strange

Happy Saturday Shimmerz Fanz! I hope you are getting some crafting time in this weekend! Ericka here with an Autumn butterfly card using a fun variety of Shimmerz and Vibez.

Since it is technically fall (we're still waiting here in Houston Texas lol), I decided to try some more Autumn colors that I normally don't use.

I started by stamping this Transformation set from The Ton on watercolor paper and gold embossing it. Then I used the folloring products to paint my butterfly and flowers (click on the name for more details): 
I watered down the Before Dawn Vibez spray to give the butterfly a shadow after painting the background with Steely Blue Eyes.

I love how well the Marigold and Orange Sherbet blend together. Here is a better picture showing off the gorgeous shine of these products.

For more information on how I created my card, feel free to stop by my blog Strangely Creative.

Remember: Type ERICKA in the comments section of your Shimmerz Paints store order to receive a FREE paint! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 13, 2019

September Color Kitz Inspiration & Process Video | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Shimmerz Friends & Fans! 

Amanda here, & I am so super excited to be sharing my layout & process video with the gorgeous new September Color Kitz! 
And oh my heart! The colors in this month's kit are just divine!!!
Here's a reminder of what the September Color Kitz look like....


The Kit includes the following items:
  • 1 1oz bottle of Keep Palm Vibez
  • 1 1 oz bottle of the exclusive new color: Practice What You Peach Spritz
  • 1 package of exclusive Dotz "Gingham Greatness"
  • 1 jar of Wisteria Lane Shimmerz
  • 1 jar of In A Jam Creameez
Simply stunning! 
If you're super quick, and really lucky there might be one or two of these Color Kitz still in stock - visit the shop HERE. 

Here's what I created with them...


Oh my! Cherish indeed!
There's no denying that the September Color Kitz are perfect for all your Fall theme projects!
Just stunning!

My pretty layout actually began as a quick wreath painting that I shared to the Shimmerz Paintz Sharez Facebook page a couple weeks ago - you might remember it? 

Isn't this a pretty approach to testing your colors? So much more lovely than a color swatch! 
And as I like to say, when in doubt wreath it out!
I used the gorgeous Vibez Palm Reader for the leaves, Creameez In A Jam for the rose, the all new exclusive Spritz Practice What You Peach for the smaller blooms, and an array of tiny dot flowers with Shimmerz Wisteria Lane. 

With such a gorgeous wreath on my desk, I felt inspired to create another...
This time I painted straight onto my pretty pattern paper & used the beautiful Creameez In A Jam for the foliage. The blooms were painted in Shimmerz Wisteria Lane, and I added a few splatters for good measure too!  

I fussy cut around the original wreath, and foam mounted it onto the newly painted one. This created both dimension & interest to the design and also added some depth to the combined wreaths as well. 
Between the layered wreaths, I tucked in two of the Gingham Greatness Dotz - LOVE!!!!

I embellish my photo cluster with fussy cut florals from the Jen Hadfield, Along The Way collection and add a good sprinkle of the SpiegelMom Scraps Summer Morn sequins. 

Such beauti-Fall details!!!

Interested in seeing how I painted those wreaths, and created this layout?
Please watch my video on the Shimmerz Paintz channel HERE. 

Thanks so much for watching!
I hope you enjoyed my video. 

Remember: Type AMANDA in the comments section of your Shimmerz Paints store order to receive a FREE paint! 

Thanks so much for visiting today!
til next time,

Thursday, September 12, 2019

'Make Great Memories' Layout with Process Video | Niki Rowland

Hey there everyone, this is Niki with a new layout to share today. I have used four Inklings & Creameez Shimmerz Paints to creat the water colour effect background on my layout.

These photos were taken on the hottest day ever recorded in the UK so this layout had to be full of bright summery colours. I chose to use Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection and I started off by figuring out the basic arrangement of my layout. I added the strips at the top and stitched through them.

I added my Inklingz and Creameez to my background using the packaging technique. The trick with these hard paints is to drop some water in them and allow them to sit for a few minutes - this melts the top layer slightly and you end up with a fabulous rich paint.

I pick up some colour with a paintbrush and transfer it onto the packaging. If it's not wet enough then I add some water. Sometimes I just press it onto the layout, then add water directly to the layout and then put the packaging back over the top so that I still achieve the water colour effect. I have made a process video of this layout so if you want to see how I create my backgrounds in more detail then take a look at that. You can find it at the end of this blog post.

The four colours I used are:
Pink Champagne Creameez
Berry Hot Creameez
Refresh Mint Creameez 
Meet Me @ Sunset Inklingz.

Once the paint applied with the packaging technique was dry(ish), I then added splatters. I usually add them colour-on-colour, ie yellow splatters over yellow paint. I did this for this layout. I also added some extra splatters once I had finished the layout.

Here's another look at the finished layout. You can see that I've also used some to the left of my photos that says 'Smile' and the other one is above my photos - that fabulous orange and yellow swirl...this reminded me of a very hot sun, so perfect for this layout.

Thanks so much for joining me today, you can view my process video below. Don't forget that if you place an order via the Shimmerz Store, put my name in the comments and you will get a freebie with your order.

Happy scrapping xx