Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Altering papers with Shimmerz

Hi there, Its Lydell with you today and I have a page to share!
Lots of altering and shimmering going on here.....

I found I needed to tone down the images on the paper designs so that the design was not too fussy, so I pulled out my Shimmerz Paints, sprays and mediums.

My page turned out like this.....

You can see how I washed out the top paper a little with white and Powder Puff Pearlz, 
so it didn't look too busy.

...Then I attacked the background.  
I used Coloringz- Anchors Away quite heavily to wash out the pattern of the paper in the centre again, (but this time with a dark shade rather than white.) I sprinkled over some Silver Fox Enamelz, to add some dimension and some shimmer and then I flicked over some Powder Puff Pearlz, adding the white splatters.  

I added lots of layers.

You can see in the image below....I tore up a white surviette..... 
(from McDonalds....its already only 1 ply,- no pulling apart!)
.....and used multi-medium gel to adhere it down.  
Then I added some white string.  
I went over all this with Powder Puff Pearlz liberally.  
I sprinkled 'slithers' of Silver Fox Enamelz over this, while still a bit wet- and heat embossed.

I added embossing ink to the edges of the paper (you can see them above) which had already been torn and distressed and tipped Silver Fox Enamelz over it.  It edged the paper just nicely in silver.

I just added the journaling and all the other bits and pieces- and called it done!

So remember next time you see some paper that you want to use, but its a bit fussy for your design,
 consider your Shimmerz Paints to alter it.  
Use your stash and alter what you have!  
Shimmerz is not just for colouring stuff.  Use it to make your items more usable!
Thanks for dropping in today.


naop said...

there is so much going on in this LO. I love your attention to details. Beautiful page!
Thank you for sharing!

Stac said...

I seriously LOVE this!!!!

Christie Bryant said...

This is a FANTASTIC layout! I'm so inspired by it!!!