Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shimmerz Flowerz!

I have been asked by several different people about the Shimmerz that I use for my flowers, so I decided to make a little chart to share so you can see exactly what they look like on the white Prima flowers. I used all of the colors that I own EXCEPT for the Limited Edition colors, Sagebrush, Rustic Red, and Beeswax (which happens to be one of my most fav. yellows). I hope you find this a bit helpful!

Each flower shown here started out white. I then painted it with Shimmerz paint. Usually to help speed up the drying time, I use my heat gun on the backside of the flower for just a few seconds, being careful not to overheat the flower.

This one does have the LE Beeswax color on the far left. I wanted to give a close up comparison of some pinks, greens, and yellows. The Sunflower and the Evergreen have two flowers, the one closest to the Shimmerz jar is to demonstrate what several coats of the paint looks like, the rest of the flowers are just one good coat.



And here is a picture comparing Beeswax, Golden Wheat, and Sunflower. The Sunflower has two flowers, again, the one closest to the jar has several coats of Shimmerz.

All of the flowers shown here started out white and then were painted with Shimmerz. You enter a whole new world of color by first coloring the flowers with a marker and then painting with Shimmerz! The color possibilities are endless!



Kisa

10 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh...how cool. Thanks for sharing!! I just ordered some last week and I'm uber-excited to get it...even more so now!!
hugs, Jami

Heather said...

This chart is awesome and so are your cards! Thanks for putting this together for us!

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Oh my, those are beautiful! I love the examples you made, they are beautifuL!!

Jennifer Scull said...

the chart is so helpful! thank you very much for putting it together!

Jen said...

What an awesome chart!! I keep wanting to paint all of my flowers now though! LOL!

Amy said...

What a great post! TFS! I'm more inspired to paint my flowers now too!

Deb M. said...

WOW!! Beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for sharing the chart. I told my LSS about Shimmerz paints yesterday..she's going to order them. Whoo-Hoo!! Can't wait to play!!

Have a nice weekend....

Loydene said...

I enjoyed seeing the comparison chart ... but I LOVE and really really NEED that witch flourish stamp image on your Halloween sample. I see you credited Inkadinkado ... and I found the "witch" part ... but I'm having no luck with the "flourish" part. Can you provide a bit more information? PLEEEAAASSSSSEEEEEAE!

Kim Ross said...

Loydene, I hope you'll check back here because I couldn't find another way to contact you via your profile... Anyway the witch stamp Kisa used is part of a set called "Halloween Trails" from Inkadinkado. One of the stamps in the set includes the witch and the trail of stars, skulls, spider, bats and Jack-O-Lanterns behind her as she flies on her broom.

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beatiful! I need to get me some Shimmerz. I've never tried them before.

xoxo,
Lori