absolutely obsessed with journaling. Whenever I have a spare minute I can't wait to get back to my pages.
The backgrounds when you are journalling are always a challenge. How can you create a background that looks great enough on its own but even better once you've added the bits and collaged pieces for your journal.
For these pages though, I was as eager to create the backgrounds as I was the journal pages. Somehow these shimmerz paints just fit perfectly with my journalling style. The colors are intense yet somehow still subtle enough to be backgrounds.
Look at all the great layouts I created inspired entirely by the shimmerz backgrounds!!
See the cracle like finish on the page above - that was done with a stamp over the shimmer!
I love this page - painted on shimmerz in rough uneven strokes, some rub-on brocade right over the shimmerz, a scrap of printed paper and another shot of shimmerz spritz on top and voila!
I don't think my picture here quite captured the sheen on this page - but this green was so beautiful and the sheen so soft that I left the page almost blank with color
I think this is one of my absolute favorites above - look at the depth of the color in that blue - spritz,dab,stroke - spritz,dab,stroke - repeat.
Lots of layers of shimmerz here covered over with text and stamping and paper!!
Pure shots of color = these vivid colors on this spread just rang out to me - I didn't even want to add any more detail - (I eventually did and I'll show you the progress in another post! lol lol)
I have several journals going at the same time - paris themed, antiqued theme, gallery themed etc etc. I'll be back later this month to share even more.
In the meantime happy journaling!!