Monday, November 11, 2019

Shimmerz Paints Design Team page, Go Out And Make Things Happen, by Melissa Larson

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team page for the amazing Shimmerz Paints. I love these paints, they're so easy to use, and the colors almost glow with richness.

To make this page I applied clear gesso to Prima's Moon Child paper, and added white ink around where the photo and texture paste would go. I applied texture paste with a stencil and a credit card. I poured on Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) onto the paste, and heated it with a heat gun. Don't use Hobby Lobby brand texture paste, it takes way too long to dry,even with a heat gun. Liquitex works a lot better.

I painted Reneabouquet Beautiful Board with gesso, Pink Shimmerz, and Imperial Amethyst Inklingz. I topped it with a thick coat of Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle.
 I put the layers under the photo together,including taping on card stock under the image to make it stronger. Below that is a layer 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. While it was wet I poured on UTEE, and heated it until it was just melted. I put two layers of cardboard between the layers to add dimension. 

I put the layers with the photo onto the page.

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass glitter,distress glitter, glass beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones,sequins, shells, pressed flowers and leaves,tulle,iridescent wrapping paper, metal from Tim Holtz and Reneabouquet, flowers from Prima and Reneabouquet, pieces of floral picks, and bling and metal from my stash. The gorgeous butterfly is from Reneabouquets.

On the watercolor mat,I added Hot Stuff Inklingz on top of the Pink Shimmerz, to get a more intense color. I put Imperial Amethyst on top black ink,because the black was too dark.

I brushed on Honeymoon Inklingz around the edge of the cardboard.

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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Skiing By

Hey Shimmerz fanz I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Ericka here with a cute Christmas card using the Pinkfresh Studio stamp Skiing By.

I love these cute little critters and the sparkle of all the Shimmerz Paints products is perfect for a snowy look.

I stamped the critters with Versafine ink and clear heat embossed them. I used Coffee Shimmerz on the bear and Dear John Inklingz on the bunny.

For my background I sprayed a piece of water color paper with Deep Blue Sea Vibez and another piece of watercolor paper with Elfin' Magic Vibez. I love this set especially since it has die cuts for the mountains, hills and snow caps.

I used Neenah Metallic paper for the snow and then adhered my scene using foam tape for dimension. For more information on how I created my card, check out my blog Strangely Creative.

That's all for me today. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget if you make a purchase on our new website, type in ERICKA in the comments and you'll receive a freebie with your order!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Snow Yeah | November Color Kitz | Natalie Dill

Hey friends!
Natalie Dill of Dillightfully Crafty here today to share some inspiration using the November Color Kitz - Winter Wonderland. How gorgeous is this unique color palette?!

The kit is $18.95 and contains
Moody Mauve Coloringz
When Skies are Grey Shimmerz
Penny 4UR Thoughts Inklingz
Mochachino Inklingz
Winter Wonderland Dotz
Snowflake Wreath cut file designed by Paige Evans!

I loved these beautiful colors, so I wanted them to shine. I decided on three bold stripes with the pinks and browns, and to let the When Skies are Grey accent on the snowflakes.

I used a chunky brush to paint stripes on a gessoed cardstock, and gave it much time to dry. To get the darker patches of colors requires the color to sit and and dry for a bit! You can see the entire process on my YouTube channel.

After the stripes dried, I added splatters atop each stripe. I used the dotz to create a visual triangle on my page. Here the brown dot is layered over a rogue snowflake from the wreath I cut, and a die cut glitter snowflake.

A black & white photo was my best bet for this kit because I didn't have much to match pinks and browns. It worked perfectly & I love it!

I love playing with the paints because you're never entirely sure how the cells will turn out - but I love them every time! Allowing paint to pool and dry without moving or soaking it up allows for these delicious color cells of different shades from the same color source. It's a great way to get different looks from your paints!

The type of background paper you choose will also impact how the paint looks on your page. In this case, since such a large portion of the page was used to showcase the kit colors, I appreciated the textured cardstock to add interest to the color stripes.

I added a rip in the paper at the top right and on the left bottom side to include a tiny bit of pink striped paper that perfectly matches the Winter Wonderland kit. It was just another way to add embellishment and interest to the page.

I hope you've been inspired on how to use the November Winter Wonderland Color Kit today - that exclusive Paige Evans cut file will be getting tons of use all winter long! 

There are still a few kits left, so make sure to grab one to create some gorgeous, unique winter projects for your scrapbook and home.

Friday, November 8, 2019

"Home" 12x12 Layout Using Cut Files | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fans!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a 12x12 layout featuring a shimmery wreath cut file in gorgeous fall Shimmerz colors! Here's a quick look at my final layout:

For this layout, I cut a wreath cut file out three times.  Each wreath was then colored with a Shimmerz color: Creameez Witches Blue (which has to be my new addiction!), Inklingz Mochachino and the third was misted with the Shimmeringz Goldie Lox! If you ever need a hit of gold sparkle, I HIGHLY recommend Goldie Lox!!! 

For my background, I prepped the entire surface with clear gesso and then added splatters of the Witches Blue, Mochachino and also Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts.  I then used some of my very own designed die cuts for embellishing, along with gold Thickers!  Here are a few close ups for you:

Here is a list of the Shimmerz products that I used in today's project:
Shimmeringz Goldie Lox
Creameez Witches Blue
Inklingz Mochachino
Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts

Thanks so much for joining me today! 
Have a crafty weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Season of Love | Julee Tilman

Hi Shimmerz friends! It's Julee Tilman popping in again with another shimmery cardmaking creation.

I was in the mood for some emboss resist watercoloring, so started by embossing snowflakes on watercolor paper, then masking off the edges of the panel and started on my background. I did wet on wet, plopping Well Blue Me Down randomly onto the wet paper. I dried the layer, then wet the area again and plopped some Hint of Mint in the other areas. I continued doing this until I had the mottled snowy day kind of look I was going for.

Next I moved on to this sweet snowman. I embossed him in black on watercolor paper, then watercolored with the same two colors, adding in some Bronzed Bombshell, Freshly Squeezed, and Pink Moscato for the little details.

a snowman needs to shimmer, so I finished off with a light coating of Angel Wings on the snowman body.  Then I hand trimmed around the image and set aside. The sentiment is embossed in black on the panel, then I popped the snowman image up on dimensional foam tape and added some shabby edges for a rustic touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! As always, you can mention my name when you place an order in the Shimmerz Shop to receive a free paint.  Happy painting!