Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team page for the amazing Shimmerz Paints. I love these paints, the colors are so rich and fun to work with! Photo credit: Alvin Mahmudov.
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To make this page I put the layers under the photo together first,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 on Blue Fern paper. I sprinkled it with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder(UTEE) and heated it.
I picked out Reneabouquets Beautiful Board,arranged it around the page, took it off, and prepped it with gesso. I painted them with Christmas Cheer Shimmerz, then topped them with a thick layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle. I brushed on white gesso, then some gold mica powder. I painted the mat with a mix of Emerald City, Steely Blue Eyes, and Olive U Truly Inklingz, but pretty much covered everything with gesso. The page had a huge amount of product on it, it was too busy. I took almost everything off, and brushed on gesso on almost everything. I used Pixie Dust Shimmerz on the corrugated.
To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass shard glitter,gold leaf,glass beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones,sequins,glass marbles,tulle,flowers from Reneabouquets, and metal from Vintaj. I added green tulle to try and tone down the background.
Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!