Monday, March 1, 2010

Spritz & Vibez, Shimmerz Paint & Glitter

Today I thought I'd show you how I used Shimmerz Paint, Spritz and Vibez to add a bit of depth to this Easter Page.

Page created with the Noel Mignon Seaside Cottage kit.

As I was building my page, I decided that my background needed some sprucing up. Here is what it looked like BEFORE *Please excuse the nighttime photos.*

And here is what is looked like AFTER. It's amazing how much depth you can add to a background just by pulling out your paints and mists!

I used Weatherd Wood Tim Holtz Crackle Paint to add a "frame" around the patterned paper layer and then spritzed the background with Snow Storm Vibez for a whitewashed, shimmery feel. But that's not all! I also added drips of Cotton Candy Spritz. I love the distressed and soft feeling it adds!

I also used Pink Shimmerz Paint to add some color to my chipboard pieces on this page.

The Prima letters are cream and were feeling washed out on my page and decided to add a little color to them. First, I sanded them lightly to rough up the coating on the letters and then I painted them with Pink Shimmerz. While the paint was wet I sprinkled clear craft glitter over them. Finally, I sealed them with a Matte Finish Spray. I LOVE how they turned out. A little shabby, a little distressed, but full of beautiful sparkle!

I wanted the Maya Road "love" chipboard piece to match the Prima chipboard letters, so here is what I did.

First, I gave the chipboard piece a base coat of white acrylic paint.

Next, I used a script stamp (this one is by 7 Gypsies) and black ink to add a little pattern. I then misted it with Treasured Hymn Spritz to make it off-white like the Prima letters. I could stop here if I wanted it to look like the original chipboard letters.

But I continued on with the Pink Shimmerz Paint and glitter to make it match the letters on my page.

And here is how the final piece looks! :)

Are you playing with Shimmerz this week?!! :D :D :D


Samantha McElyea said...

WOW! Even Gracie loves it :)

Angela W said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Mickey said...

Looking good Jana!

Princess Jessie Pants said...

That is too fun!! Thanks for the step by step on how you did it - love it!!

Stacy Cohen said...

Beautiful! I love the step-by-step!

Stacy Cohen said...

Beautiful! I love the step-by-step!

Leslie Ashe said...

OH WOW!!! Jana...incredible, just incredible!

Roberta said...

This is really really beautiful :)

Ciao ciao