Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The little mermaid

I was so excited to play with the new Pearlz!!  They are a great addition to the Shimmerz family of products!

Here's a little ocean-themed card I made:

I painted the edge of each little ocean wave with 'Pearl' Pearlz.  Pearl Pearlz . . . try saying that ten times fast!  Betcha can't do it!    

You can get a great look by mixing Shimmerz paint and Pearlz.  I first used Tickle-Me-Turquoise Shimmerz on the chipboard flourish.  Once it was dry, I added a little Pearl Pearz to the edge of the chipboard and rubbed it in with my finger for a more subtle Pearlz effect. 

I discovered another fun use for Shimmerz and Blingz.  I made the little mermaid out of shrink plastic . . . you know . . . the Shrinky Dinks we all played with when we were kids?  I first colored the plastic with colored pencils and then I added a touch of Shimmerz (green and blue) before baking the plastic.  When you bake the plastic, the Shimmerz crystallizes and flakes off a bit, but it leaves a lovely texture and color behind.  After it was baked, I simply added a little Stickles glitter glue on top of it to seal in the texture.



Hope your day goes swimmingly!!!!

-Stacy Cohen

10 comments:

Leah the Orange said...

love the way the mermaid came out - that flaking looks so pretty! what a great card, Stacy!

Jodi C. said...

OHHHHH!!!!! Your mermaid looks GREAT!!! I need to pull out the shrink plastic, my daughter will love this idea!!! THANKS!!!

Elaine A said...

I love mermaids and I have shrink plastic. Guess what I'm going to do - LOL! This is just so sweet, what a great job you've done.

Elaine Allen

Taj White said...

super cute card. awesome mermaid

Stampin Mindy said...

What a beautiful card!

LG said...

Love every single effect the Pearlz did with the other Shimmerz products. So cool!

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous

Scrapamum said...

That is such a cute card. I love the colors.

Stac said...

This whole card is just adorable. I love every aspect.

Samantha McElyea said...

I LOVE THE MERMAID! :D