Monday, January 9, 2017


Hello Shimmerz friends and a happy and healthy New Year to you! May it have lots of lovely shimmer and shine!!
Hope you like our new look website!! And to make things even better, there are lots of new goodies too, you can check out all that is new in this post

Well I was super excited about the new AcriTonez acrylic paints, but as they mostly come in very bright colours, and I am not a bright colour girl, I decided to mix a few to make up my own shades.
Super cool, just keep playing until you have just the shade you want...
I created some textures with strips of paper, chip board and lace in one of my art journals, covered parts with gesso and parts with crackle paint and when dry added my colour to it using a brush and a baby wipe to blend.
This is what I used:
AcriTonez in the colours Blue My Top, Pinkadelic, Edgy Eggplant
I mixed them in various quantities until I had the old rose tint I was after, adding some gesso into the mix as well
I deepened the colour in places using some Vibez in the colour Quit Yer Wining
Next all I needed to do was gather some embellishments from my stash, layer them up until I was happy with the result, add some background stamping and a sentiment, and finally add another new product, Paste-Eez in the colour The Cream Team through a stencil and that was pretty much it.
Below a few close ups:
 Here you can see the subtle effect of this colour of Paste-Eez, as well as some bits of old chipboard colours with the same paint mix and some threads for a little additional texture.

Well, that's it pretty much. Do check out out our brand new shop as well, it's much easier now to navigate all the new as well as old products. It can all be found HERE

Finally, if you order something from the store, just mention my name in your order and you will get a free gift, - how cool is that?

Thanks so much for dropping by here today and happy crafting!


froebelsternchen Susi said...

AN AMAZING project!

Sara Barker said...

Gorgeous journal page spread with those amazing textures you are so well loved for! Love the toned down paints and those crazy names! Thank you for the inspiration!

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! Great colors and texture!!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous journal spread with amazing textures, it's amazing what colour and shine can do to a white page.
Avril xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome texture on these pages here, and fabulous colors on it too. I love, what you´ve done here, it looks truly amazing Astrid, and you´re just as clever as always hun.

Redanne said...

I love the names of the new paints Astrid! I also love your page, the colours are beautiful and the layout is so perfectly balanced! xx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous vintage look to your pages, with such lovely colour tones (great mixing!) and subtle distressed textures. I'm going to need to check out the Past-eez for sure!
Alison x