Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Adore" with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, Shimmerz fans! 
Thanks for coming by today.  Sandi Clarkson here with you today. 
This morning  I have a layout featuring a special photo of my cousin's granddaughter. 


I've used one of my favorite pieces of chipboard from Creative Embellishments (the Steampunk Gear Panel) as a paper layer. I love seeing how many different ways I can alter them ... although my fave for this Steampunk piece seems to be as you see it here with 3 colors of Rust Paste, sprinkles of aged gold embossing powder with a "darkened edge" achieved with my Shimmerz Coloringz Chocolate Brownie and a few shots of Vibez Hot Fudge.  Altering large pieces of chipboard like this is very therapeutic for me! 



Of course, as always I wind up covering more of my chipboard than I intended. It's hard to see the effect of the Vibez Glorious Day but it created a neat accent. Here are some close-ups of the piece which has been cut apart for my use here:




My background is created using clear gesso, then super heavy gesso pushed through my Creative Embellishments stencil. I added some awesome color with a transfer technique of my Shimmerz Vibez Mango Tango



Nice shot of how the Chocolate Brownie Coloringz darkens the edge to give a vintage vibe.




I've used the large CE chipboard piece across the top and as a title. It was darkened with my Shimmerz  Chocolate Brownie Coloringz which was then highlighted with my Shimmerz Vibez Hot Fudge. The Vibes gives a nice glow. Such a great way to alter chipboard! One last embellishment was a Creative Embellishments flair that I tucked in amongst my florals.

Lots of gorgeous Fall colored flowers complete the project. 

Thanks for coming by today!
As always, when placing a retail order from the store, be sure to add
my name SANDI in the comments for a free product surprise! 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Noted

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team page for Shimmerz Paints! I love the color and sparkle of this product.
 I was inspired by the steampunk look of the photo, and wanted to extend the colors of it onto the page. 




To make this page I used paper from Blue Fern. I stenciled on texture paste with a Prima stencil. I arranged the Beautiful Board Chipboard by Reneabouquet, and put the photo on with two layers of foam core board. I sponged on gesso on the page with a cosmetic sponge. I painted the chipboard with gesso,then Christmas Cheer Shimmerz, then a thick layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle. I did the same with some of the raised areas of the texture paste.





I added Colder Than Ice Shimmerz to some areas of  the chipboard and background. I put the microbeads on next by putting on some glossy accents, and pouring the beads on. 
  The dark shading is Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz.   





To add visual interest I added more micro beads, seed beads,distress glitter, lichen, dried flowers, feathers, rhinestones, charms,metal pieces, chain, gold leaf,lace,ribbon,glass beads, shells, tulle, mica flakes, and more. The dragonfly is from Vintaj.





The key and the metal shield are from Tim Holtz.




I also added a few other shades of yellow to the chipboard, Old Yeller and Miner, Miner 49er Inklingz, in kind of random places.  I painted some gesso on and put on more of the same colors I've mentioned. I rubbed on some gold mica powder on a few areas. The very pale pink color is Dear John Letter Inklingz.  






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


Monday, August 13, 2018

New Specs | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all!  It's Bri here and I'm excited to share another 12x12 scrapbook process with you today!  I used a nice mix of Shimmerz products for this layout and I hope that this inspires you to get out and create! 


I recently picked up the Paste-Eez in Salt of the Earth and wanted to change up the color to match with both the Turn the Page and Pick Me Up collections from by Paige Evans with Pink Paislee.  So I added a Shimmerz in Moulin Rouge and mixed it with the paste and love how it turned out!  So you can basically create a paste in any of the Shimmerz colors out there!  I pulled out an old Heidi Swapp stencil and scraped the paste on my cardstock.  I love the texture that it created!


After the hearts dried, I added lots of color and water! Here are the sprays that I used:

Vibez Razzeldazzle Berry
Spritz Tuscan Sun
Vibez Jeni B Bleu
Shimmeringz Baby's Breath



I love how all of these colors match perfectly with these collections.  Shimmerz has a huge selection of colors and you'll have no problem finding ones to match what you need!  For a more step by step process, don't forget to watch my process video below.  Ready to place an order?  Add my name in the comments and they'll kindly send you a free gift.  I mean, who doesn't love a freebie? 





Thursday, August 2, 2018

Paper Bags Meet Shimmerz Paints / Stacey McElyea

I literally stumbled upon the coolest mini album I've ever seen.  I watched a video on YouTube by My Sisters Scrapper.  She made an album out of brown paper bags!!!  CRAZY. . .I know!!!  I had to try it, and knew immediately just who to give it to.  I won't begin to explain all the steps, because Ginger has expertly done this for me on her channel.

I used a paper pack from Carta Bella, and brown paper lunch bags.  I . . .OF COURSE. . . .added Shimmerz Inklingz to really make the album pop and shine.  I won't bore you with details. . .just lots of pictures of the album.

I'm not sure what I loved the most. . . .making this little album, or gifting it to my bestie, Gina. I enjoyed every moment from beginning to end.  I hope you enjoy it too , and if you make one, add some Shimmerz and let me know.  I would LOVE to see it!!!

Lastly, if you mention this paper bag album when you place a Shimmerz order. . . .I will include a FREE JAR OF PAINT with your order.

Happy Crafting!!!

Stacey


























Monday, July 30, 2018

We Click | Niki Rowland



Hey Shimmerz Fanz! Niki back with you today with a new layout and process video.
I started off by choosing a paper collection and a cut file. The cut file is by Paige Evans and is called 'Split Circles Background' in case you want to go find it. I cut this on Marshmallow cardstock which is a heavy duty card so that it could take lots of beautiful Shimmerz products without warping too much. The paper collection I chose was Wild Heart by Crate Paper and I then pulled out all the Shimmerz products I own to see which ones matched the Wild Heart collection - I pulled out a whole bunch as I wanted to pull through lots of the colours from the collection onto my background.


Take a look at the process video below to see exactly how I created the background but I'll try to explain it here too: I cut the cut file but left it stuck to my cutting mat. I then applied lots of Shimmerz products (listed below) starting with pinks, changing to yellows, then greens. I used a mix of Dazzlerz, Texturez, Spritz, Vibez, Coloringz and Shimmerz. Some I applied with a palette knife and some with a paintbrush and some I smooshed on using the packaging technique. With it all stickk stuck to my cutting mat I left it to dry.


Once my background was dry I pulled the negative part of the cut file off the mat, leaving all the small positive pieces still on the mat. I stuck the negative part over the top of another sheet of white card and held it in place with tape. I then applied foam pads through each of the holes, then picked off each positive piece and stuck them back through the negative part that I was using like a stencil. Once they were all stuck in place, I carefully peeled off the negative part which left me with all the positive pieces perfectly in place on a white background.  If you can't get your head around that, check out the process video below!


I then added my photo and embellishments and of course lots of sequins by Spiegelmom Scraps. I add sequins to almost every layout and the ones by Spiegelmom Scraps are by far my favourite ones - they add gorgeous little details and extra sparkle!

You can view my process video of this layout here:


Shimmerz Paints Products used:
Yellows: Lemon Drop Dazzlerz, Glorious Day Vibez, Sunny Shimmerz
Greens: Jilted Jade Shimmerz, Oh Say Can You Sea Coloringz, Well Blue Me Down Coloringz, Sea U in the Morning Dazzlerz
Pinks: Pop Art Pink Vibez, Crushed Coral Texturez, Sweet Heart Vibez, Pink Shimmerz
Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins

I hope you enjoyed my layout and my process video - don't forget if you place an order through the Shimmerz Store, put my name in the comments and you'll recieve a free gift!

Happy scrapping xxx