Monday, February 10, 2020

It's the Little Things That Make Life Big

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team page for the amazing Shimmerz Paints. I love these paints, the colors are so rich!

I've used a photo from free google, by Stella de Libero.

I put the layers under the photo together,including taping water color paper under the image to make it stronger. Below that is a mat of watercolor paper, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most the paper from the surface of the cardboard, and painted it with gesso. I put two layers of cardboard between each of the layers to add dimension, and taped it to the background paper.

I applied texture paste with a stencil and a credit card onto 49 & Market paper.

I picked out Reneabouquets Beautiful Board,arranged it around the page, took it off, and prepped it with gesso. I painted them with  Pink-A-Boo Inklingz, and added a thick coat of Clear Rock Candy Crystal. Later I added  Honeymoon Inklingz, and a little gold mica powder. 

A lot of the textural elements are from Reneabouquets. 

I drew out the colors of the photo to the watercolor mat and cardboard. I used HoneymoonGreener Pastures, Me & Blue,and Pink-A-Boo Inklingz.

I painted over some of the white texture paste with a mix of Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz and Green Olive Shimmerz. 

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass glitter,gold leaf,glass beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones,sequins,tiny shells, pressed flowers and leaves,iridescent wrapping paper, black tulle, white lace,strands of gauze, fussy  cut pieces from Graphic 45,flowers from Prima and Reneabouquets, metal from Tim Holtz,Reneabouquets, and bling and metal from my stash. The gorgeous butterfly is from Reneabouquets.

By the spoon the purple color is Iris My Case Shimmerz.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

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