Wednesday, December 16, 2009
A Shimmery Christmas
I love playing around with vintage images. When I found a Christmas Postcard kit by Crafty Secrets, I knew that they needed some Shimmerz to really shine!
First, in order to distress the images a little bit, I spritzed with Treasured Hymn. This is such a cool spritz. It immediately tones down any stark white images and gives them a beautiful slightly distressed look. Next, using Under the Sea Blingz, I added some texture and sparkle to my birds and other blue images. Aren't those birds gorgeous?
On the next ornament, I really got into Shimmerz and painted Santa's outfit with Royal Red so that it would stand out more. I also painted Gold Glimmer on Santa's furry spots to add texture. For dimension, I painted a chipboard star using Royal Red and I stamped a few holly leaves and painted them in with Celery.
The chunky, vintage-glass glitter quality of Gold Glimmer Blingz really shows up in my close-up.
I used Gold Glimmer Blingz again on another Santa along with Under the Sea Blingz on his gifts.
Here is a close-up so you can see the texture.
I hope that your Holidays are happy, healthy, and Shimmery!