Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's time for Shimmerz!!


Playing with Shimmerz paints.....well I just love every minute!
This clock was just so much fun to make!
My last post was a dress form in similar colors and these two are now proudly standing in my bedroom.

This wooden clock got a first coat of gesso.
I glued some paper towel with Mod Podge on different places.
Once dry, I applied some text with modeling paste using a template, on the flat spots.
Give all of this a last coat of gesso before adding the colors.

For this clock I used the following paints:
Vibez: Razzel Dazzel Berry
Vibez: Grape Escape
Vibez: Jeni B Blue
Inklingz (metal); Tarnished Treasure
Inklingz (pearl): Beets me
Shimmerz: Tickle me turquoise
Shimmerz: Royal Purple

Right side.
Here you can see the effect of the painted paper towel.
Applied some touches of gesso to get a better sight of all that texture.

Left side.
Text template and modeling paste.
Watered the colors to let them run a bit.

And of course all of the flowers were also painted with the Shimmerz paints!

Some text on top.

Loving these colors together and the yummy texture!


If you want to play with all of those yummy colors and paints, please remember that if you order and mention my name, you get one Shimmerz product for FREE!! 

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'Be Yourself'

Hello there!  Stacey with you today to share a new canvas piece. 
 
 
Shimmerz products used:
 
Vibez in Egg Noggin and Jeni B Bleu
Shimmerz in Tickle Me Turquoise and Key Lime
Inklingz in I'm Not Limon
 
 
 
"Be Yourself"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have used some new product from Prima Marketing and I just love these Vellum flowers.  I applied the Shimmerz in Key Lime and Tickle Me Turquoise to the petals and centre of the flower along with some Inklingz in I'm not Limon.  
 
 
 

 
 
 
I masked the background with a stencil and used the Vibez sprays in my first layer.  After my embellishments were added on I used a small paintbrush to add more colour around them.
 
 
 

 
 
 
I applied the Inklingz to the butterflies, giving them a shimmer.
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
I added more flicks and sprays to some of the embellishments and gave the centre of the flower more colour too.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
I applied some texture paste to the metal birdcage and then added Key Lime to the side of it.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
I hope you liked my canvas today!  Have a wonderful day xo
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Ed Day Monday! Art Journal Page -A little Lettering Love Video

Hi there.

Just sharing the video of how I did the lettering in the previous post....Here
Just a simple process Video.  If you have a spare 10 minutes, sit back with a cup of tea.





Thanks for visiting the Shimmerz Blog today. Remember if you want some free paint. Mention my name in the Notes to Merchant section when you place your next order and you will get a freebie! Check out our Facebook Page for free goodies now and then as well....there is always something going on!!!

See you again soon.




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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lettering with Shimmerz Paints

Welcome to the Shimmerz Paints Blog again today!
I have a quick lettering Project to share with you.  Its in my Bible, but you can do with anywhere.

Heres the project.


I used Shimmerz Marigold, Golden Wheat, Royal Red, Celery and Tickle me turquoise

(Keep your eye out for the video on how I did this on Monday!)





Below is the opposite side.  I used gel medium through a stencil on wax paper, dried it and painted it with Shimmerz.  (Coloringz (Pink Stilettos & Heidi Ho Blue and Shimmerz Rolling in the hay)  
Its totally transparent, and very pretty.


Here it is turned over and you can see the text through it.


Thats all from me today.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!




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Friday, September 26, 2014

Mixed Media layout with Shona


Hello Shimmerz Fans and TGIF! Today I have a mixed media layout to share. Meet Olaf…my new puppy and the biggest cutie pie!
 


The chippys are finished with a coat of gesso and then I added some Truffle Spritz to finish them off.



Behind the photo I have used some Blue My Mind Inklingz and Bamboo Leaf Spritz to add some soft olive tones.



After my layout was finished I painted around the outer edges with Brass Knuckles Inklingz and also added some splats here and there. Look at that  yummy Shimmer!!!



Head on over to the Shimmerz Facebook page…there are giveaways going on right now and check out all the NEW colors Shimmerz has loaded in the store...LOVE them!


On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (or any Shimmerz Designer) (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you something FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for lots of inspiration and there are giveaways going on right now!  Take care and happy Scrapping!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beautiful Shimmery Goodness with Amy Prior

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back again with you all today to share a recent scrapbooking layout featuring tonnes of gorgeous Shimmerz products. I seriously cannot get enough Shimmerz Inklingz at the moment eeekk they are so divine and so lush to play with. Don't forget to checkout the new colors that have just been released in the Shimmerz shop here.

For this layout I have used Shimmerz Inklingz in Sun Kissed, Beets Me, Blue My Mind & French Twist on my background white cardstock. This gorgeous effect is easily achieved by wetting your cardstock with water and layering splodges of the inklingz down 1 color at a time, starting with the lightest color first.


When creating the background, to avoid muddying up the colors, I have dried each color before adding a new color. This ensures that there is minimal color mixing. I have then added random gold grid sticker pieces over the shimmery background to add some more texture to it.


The Blue Fern Studio Chipboard title has then been covered with a nice thick and chunky coat of Brick Wall Shimmerz Texturez Paint and followed with a spray of  Shimmerz Plum Pudding Spritz spray to get a multi toned color on the title.  


The gorgeous papers that I have used for this layout are from Authentique, definately a new favorite collection of mine, and they have worked beautifully alongside some Scrappers Garden, Prima & Petaloo flowers.

Don't forget that you can earn a free gift with your order from the Shimmerz store. Just mention my name in the Notes to Seller section when checking out through Paypal. Here is a great little tutorial on how you can claim your freebie!

We are also having a fabulous giveaway over on the Facebook Page here. Check it out for your chance to win some of the gorgeous new Shimmerz paint products!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Best Day Ever

Hi everyone! Iris here again with a project for Shimmerz using their "Inklingz". These are solid metallic watercolors that easily blends and adds vibrant tones to your surfaces. 





To create the background, I first misted the paper with yellow and blue toned mists. After that I applied texture paste and gradually added the Inklingz. 

Here are the colors that I used….


We now have a great new addition to the Inklingz color palette. Make sure to drop by the online shop to order yours now. And when you do, please write my name in the comments section and that will entitle you to a free product. 

Thanks for your visit and happy crafting!!!


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

How To Get A Freebie

Did you know that you can get a freebie every time you place an order with Shimmerz? It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1.

 Find this line during your checkout process.  Click on the "Add" button.

2.
When the box pops up, you can type in several things. You can simply type in the name of any of our fabulous designers or you can tell us where you follow us on any social media platform (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube). You can leave a little note including this information, a one-liner or even just one word or name.

3.

After you click on the save button, the information you typed in will be included in your order and you can proceed with the rest of the checkout process. When your Shimmerz order arrives, you'll find an extra freebie tucked inside.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shimmerz girl


Here she is...my Shimmerz mixed media girl!
A couple of months ago I made a dress form for my other Design Team, all with their lovely papers.
I really loved making it so I decided to make another for Shimmerz.
Here is my girl, filled with all of those gorgeous paints!!

This dress form had a fabric body which I first covered with kitchen paper towel and Mod Podge.
I glued down the chipboard gears and buttons.
All of this got 2 coats of gesso and after drying she was ready for all the paints!
Here are the colors I used:

Vibez: Razzle Dazzel Berry
Vibez: Grape Escape
Vibez: Jeni B Blue (my absolute favorite!)
Shimmerz: Sugar Plum
Shimmerz: Royal Purple
Shimmerz: Tickle Me Turquoise
Inklingz (pearl): Beets Me
Inklingz (metal): Tarnished Treasure

Here is a view from the right side.
The lovely lace trim was already on the dress form.

A view from the left side.

All the flowers were painted with all the Shimmerz paints also.


I found this large metal butterfly at a home decor store.
Give it a little touch with the Inklingz (metal), Tarnished Treasure


And her are some close-ups:


Some little touches with the Inklingz metal, Tarnished Treasure on the body .


View of the back side.


Have you all seen the new paints releases in the Shimmerz store?
New Coloringz, new Texturez, new Dazzlerz, new Inklingz and a new one, Gracie's collection!!! 
Check it out here
And remember, if you want to place an order, be sure to mention my name
at check out and get one Shimmerz product for free!!

Enjoy your day!
 Ingrid xxx

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