Friday, March 27, 2015

Explore the Untaken Path Art Journal Spread

Hi Shimmerz Peeps,

It's Katie here today sharing my very first art journal spread... Wanted to get myself started with this kind of art form but I didn't till very recently...

Our nation's first Prime Minister and founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew passed away this Monday morning, and whole nation is mourning for this week... I'm one of the earlier generations whom had benefited from the various policies he legislated during the early 90s... I am deeply sadden by his demise and his legacy puts me into great thoughts... He was one such great leader where he took the untaken path and brought Singapore to where She is today...

This journal spread, Explore the Untaken Path serves as a memorial on the great work Mr. Lee had done, his bravery and courage to challenge the uncertainties... 

Shimmer Products used:

  • Coloringz (Night Moves)
  • Shimmeringz (Heavy Metal)
  • Spritz (Rock-a-fella Blue)
  • Vibez (Snow Storm)
  • Texturez (Gritty Graphite)
  • Dazzelerz (Spun Sugar)
  • Inklingz (Tarnish Treasure)
  • Creameez (Ride the Tide)

Simply mention my name (Katie Zoey Ho) under "INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT" during checkout to receive a FREE item of your choice...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Watercolor Project Life Cards....Shimmerz Inklingz and Creameez.

Hi there.  Lydell here today sharing another stash making session I had using Inklingz and Creameez.  I love to have a variety of Project Life cards on hand, and find it so much easier to just pick out the ones I like and slide them in the pockets as filler cards to complete a page.

Sometimes the colours even get me motivated and it starts that way!

If you have not seen these lovely little Shimmerz pots of goodness, they are pans of cake watercolours in individual pots Inklingz are Pearlescent and the Creameez are not, although they do tend to have a slight sheen, (which is really pretty!!!!)


So I decided on some watercolor play today.
and I have quite a nice stash of PL Cards ready to go.

You could use the same ideas for cards and layouts as well, 
I did all the watercoloring, then when dry I added brush lettering and calligraphy with various pens.  I added details with white and grey.

So take a look.

I used Canson 185 gsm Watercolour paper (Perfect for the Cards)
and a variety of Inklingz and Creameez  I just wet the lot and dipped randomly!

I love the gold shimmer peeking behind the colour.  The Gold Inklingz are so gorgeous!

I added some liquitex glass bead medium to the heart here.  It comes out white and dries crystal clear with the glossy beads adding dimension.  really pretty.

I will have a video on some more of these really simple yet effective techniques next week, 
so look out for that :-)

Until then...thanks for dropping in today.
Hope you are having a great week!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Love This Boy & Love My Shimmerz

Hi There Lovely Shimmerz Friends,

Today I will be sharing with you a layout I made using some gorgeous Shimmerz products.

I have also made a video tutorial to show you how you can create the layout yourself.

In the video I will show you how to create the background using these amazing Shimmerz Products.

Here are some close-ups:

I used the Shimmerz Dazzelerz in Licorice Stick to paint over my chipboard twine circle.

I love making raised dots by using the Shimmerz Paint Pots.

The Shimmerz Products I used are:

Shimmerz Vibez - Egg Noggin'
Shimmerz Dazzelerz - Licorice Stick
Shimmerz - Golden Wheat
Shimmerz - Silver Bells
Shimmerz - Coal

Here is my tutorial:

Don't forget!!!  If you put in an order with Shimmerz Paints, put my name (Renee Aslette) in the "INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT" section in the checkout page and you will receive
a FREE Shimmerz Product of your choice!

YAY!!!  Lots of happy there ^

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Going Cuckoo over the Catch of the Day with Amy Prior

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all today sharing some inspiration using Shimmerz Paint Products. Don't forget that you can purchase Shimmerz direct by clicking here

Today I have a couple of projects to share with you. First up is this fun Cuckoo Clock featuring lots of gorgeous Shimmerz Inklingz as well as Blue Fern Studios and Prima Marketing goodies. 

This cuckoo clock started off it's life as a Kaisercraft raw MDF Clock kit. I have actually had this clock in my stash for countless years and finally knew that I wanted to decorate it using the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Montage Collection of papers.

I have painted all the pieces of the clock in Gesso, added the patterned paper to the backing piece, then stuck everything together. Next I have added some lace to various elements before painting some of the features using Shimmerz Inklingz in Beets Me, Meet Me @ Sunset and Me and Blue. 

I have also painted the Blue Fern Studios Chipboard elements and some paper doilies using these gorgeous Shimmerz Inklings, my fave part about Inklingz is that there is no need to Gesso chipboard etc before applying as the colours are so gorgeous and vibrant and opaque. 

Lots of beautiful flowers and shabby resin adorn the clock to finish it all off. You know I cannot help but add tonnes of flowers to everything LOL. The shabby resin birds were also given some colour using the Shimmerz Inklingz. Finally, to finish off the overall shabby look, I have added lots of Shimmerz Tidy Widy Texurez randomly on the petal tips of flowers and across the entire clock so it kinda looks like snow has fallen randomly. 

Next up I have a quick layout to share with you all featuring my husband. Yes I do throw in a masculine layout once in a while hehehe. No flowers this time but I did add some greenery LOL.

To create this layout I have added lots of water to my black cardstock background, before adding lots of luscious Shimmerz Inklingz in Brass Knuckles and Miner Miner 49er colours into the pools of water that I created.

This is by far my favourite way of using the Shimmerz Inklingz. Letting the water pool together with the colour is a magical thing to watch and it dries in such beautiful puddles. 

The rest of this layout simply includes lots of gorgeous layers of Prima Marketing papers and fussy cut elements. Of course, seen as I simply cannot help myself, I added some greenery instead of flowers but added lots of fussy cut butterflies as well. They totally are not girlie right? They might represent a fishing lure? LOL I will justify it to the bank.

Shimmerz Paint Products used on these projects include:
Beets Me Shimmerz Inklingz
Me and Blue Shimmerz Inklingz
Meet Me @ Sunset Shimmerz Inklingz
Brass Knuckles Shimmerz Inklingz
Miner Miner 49er Shimmerz Inklingz
Tidy Widy Shimmerz Texturez.

Well that is it from me today, hopefully I have inspired you all to get creative with your Shimmerz paint stash. Don't forget to click here to purchase Shimmerz paints direct PLUS if you use my name in the comments section when checking out in Paypal, you will receive a free product of your choice!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A small canevas with Karine

Karine here today to share with you a quick project done with my new Creameez! I just love this stuff! I wanted to create a small canevas to go in my future new craft room. It came out so quickly that I think I will make two more to create a triptych. Here it is.

The starting point of the canevas was this light (a car light, I was told...). Next, I found that metal ornament to put just underneath. After a coat of gesso, I layered two Creameez colors: Power to the Purple and Ride the Tide.

I used some modeling paste and a stencil to create the paper under my metal ornament. When dry, I used Berry Hot, My Clementine, Ride the Tide and Get Glowing to add color.

After that, I was pretty aware of the final look it will have, so I was able to decide what to do with the background. I used a stencil and some modeling paste.  I glued two metal ornaments and gave a light coat of gesso. Next, I applied the colors: Green Acres, Ride the Tide, Get Glowing, My Clementine and Berry Hot. I also did some splaches of color with my brush loaded with paint in the same colors. A few dots of black Ink, and voila!

You can order beautiful Creameez (or other Shimmerz products) directly from the Shimmerz Paints Store. If you do, don't forget to mention my name (Karine Gagnon) in the «Instruction to Merchant/seller» part of your order form (just below your name and address). After clicking «add», you'll get a FREE product in the color of your choice.