Thursday, January 14, 2010

Painting with Pearlz

Who's ready to paint today? Get those angled brushes out ladies and put down that cup of coffee because NO jitters are wanted here ;)
Here I am last night surrounded by the beautiful new Shimmerz Pearlz paints, kinda overwhelmed with where to start. So many ideas rumbling and tumbling about in my head. I figured I would start with paper, see where that led me. So I went over to my lil paper holder and just randomly pulled out a piece of paper. I ended up with this Anna Griffin stitched piece.
DING DING DING...the bell went off inside my noggin. The Pearls would be PERFECT for filling in those intricate flowers and stitched designs.
So I grabbed my paint brushes and started filling in little by little.

I started out with one layer and after it dried, I added a second on top for a bit more punch. It was like using watercolors. How fun is that?

But the fun didn't stop there. I found a sheet of antique paper that was just screaming for a fun burst of Pearlz as well. I crumpled it up and then lightly painted over the top of the ridges using the new Ballet Slipper (pink) and Grey Flannel colors:

Then a little birdie told me that Ballet Slipper pink was her favorite color and she needed some love too:

Once I got started, I couldn't stop! I took a plain ol white journaling spot and painted it with the Ballet Slipper pink. Can you tell I looove this color yet?

And so it went, adding beautiful pearlescent touches here and there all over my layout with a finished result of:

I loved the contrast between the softer Pearlz colors (grey flannel, ballet slipper and morning mist) with the more bold color of the brown which is aptly named CRAFTY!

Stay tuned all day as our Design Team reveals more projects!

Dena

20 comments:

Jana Eubank said...

Oh, gosh! This is so soft and sweet!!! LOVE it, Dena!!!!

Elisa K said...

Wow Love this and can't wait to get my hands on some of that to see if it will work on Clear Scraps Acrylic...

ashjoy said...

Just gorgeous!

Jodi C. said...

This looks so GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to get my winnings from yesterday, get out my paint brushes and paint whatever is calling!!!! The flowers in the video from yesterday are AMAZING!!!

Samantha McElyea said...

Oh Dena, this is precious! I absolutely love this! That bird makes the whole page amazing :)

Elaine A said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so very sweet!

Elaine Allen

Taj White said...

such a cute baby. love the project.

Ms. Cheryl said...

I think Ballet Slipper Pink is my new fave too. ms.cheryl

LG said...

I can feel the excitement of the PEARLZ in this layout! So pretty! Love the effects of the PEARLZ!

Rebecca said...

Just beautiful! Love the color of the bird.

Scrapamum said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Charisma3103 said...

This is a gorgeous layout thanks for the inspiration..


Janie Boots

Deanna Kroll said...

Dena - this is so beautiful - and love the way you used the Pearlz throughout the project...awesome!

Karen L said...

I especially love that little pink pearly bird!! Love the subtly of the Shimmerz Pearls!

Angela W said...

This is so cute! Great layout and use of Pearlz!

Roberta said...

Oh wow this is really gorgeous.
Fantastic work.

Ciacchina said...

รจ bellissimo!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Gorgeous page! Love it! Dena!

Daniela said...

Beautiful!

Stac said...

Such a sweet page. Just another example of your incredible talent. Thanks Dena!!