Thursday, February 12, 2009

Painting Paper

One of my many favorite techniques with Shimmerz is to paint patterned paper to give it a new look and a new color! I love this Basic Grey paper but I wanted it a bit more green, not so pink….so I pulled out my Celery Shimmerz and painted it! I actually painted both pieces of patterned paper that I used on this card so they would match each other. I just love the subtle color and shine the Shimmerz gives the paper! I used a Basic Grey Urban Prairie rub-on on white paper for the main image and then sponged with Certainly Celery ink all around it to make the paper green.




I hope you can see the difference between the original colored patterned paper and the Shimmerz painted piece in this picture. I know you can’t see the shimmer in these photos, but what I really wanted to show was the soft color change Shimmerz also gives.



Oh, and I wanted to remind you that Shimmerz Design Team call is still open - Applications will be accepted through 11:59PM Mountain Time on Sunday, February 15th. You can find more info here:

Shimmerz Design Team Call

Thanks for stopping by!
Kisa

13 comments:

Mickey said...

Cool idea, will try this too soon!

Hugs,
Mieke

Dawn said...

This is a wonderful technique! I am AWED by the variety of things that you can do with SHIMMERZ! I love this stuff!!!

Heather said...

Fabulous idea! Love your card, it is super cute!

mariemc said...

Gorgeous card! I actually did this the other day on a card and it was so pretty - it's a really fun use for shimmerz!!

Etha said...

Pretty neat :) I like the soft difference it makes, and of course, da shimmerz :)

Jen said...

Cool! I love doing this technique!!!

Mephisto said...

Wow, that s great Idea and looks wonderful!

Greetings
Dominique

Stac said...

Great idea! You're so smart. :o)

Brandy said...

Beautiful Card!!! That's a great technique to do that over plain card stock too... such as pink and pink Shimmeraz. Just makes it!!! Thanks for sharing. Brandy

Audrey said...

I enjoyed your sharing this techniques. I am ashamed to saythat I have nevver used Shimmerez as it is not available in my area. I will just have to order some to experience what it is all about. I love shimmer and shine on my cards and everyone knows I love my glitz. Great card!!

Janet Z said...

Great card and technique! TFS!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful colors, Kisa!

silvia said...

Great effect!!! I haven't tried Shimmerz on pp yet. The card id adorable!!!