Thursday, January 26, 2023

For The Shimmerz Paints Design Team, The Best Gift I Have To Give You Is My Forever Love

 Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new project for the amazing Shimmerz Paints! Go and see all the                                                                            fun treasures there! 


I took a 5"x7" canvas, and brushed on gesso on the reverse side. I stenciled on Prima Platinum Crackle Texture paste on the frame. I added the Beautiful Board on top of the canvas, and put the boy on. I placed the flowers in, and then all the little items. Whenever I glued something on with Glossy Accents, I added diamond glitter.  I painted with Shimmerz Paints, and rubbed on gold and silver mica powder.                                        


To add visual interest I added micro beads, glass glitter,a few Swarovski  crystals, glass beads, pearls,shells, tulle,lace,sisal,and flowers and metal from  Reneabouquets.  All the fussy cut images are from Graphic 45. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.I used double sided foam tape for the flowers and some other things.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Shimmerz Paints | MK Gunn | A 5 Star Day

 Hey it's MK back with a fun background for you all.  I used some Shimmerz, Creameez & Inklingz mixed with ink pads to create my background from white paper as well as change the color of a chipboard piece, wood veneer stars and some acrylic pieces.  Let me show you how:

First I used a stencil and a brown ink pad on my background.  Then I used a coordinating stamp to stamp the lines around the stencil work with blue ink.  I then used the packaging technique with Inklingz in Emerald City - such a gorgeous blue-green color, absolutely perfect for a patina look.  I also used the packaging technique with Creameez Witches Blue - a beautiful navy blue.  Then I used another stencil with the blue ink to make it look like the image came from the packaging technique.

Once all that was dry, I thought my background was a little too stark white, so I took the browm ink pad and blended it all over the background.

Now let's work on some embellishments.  I had a raw chipboard piece and some wood veneer that needed a little bit of color.  I painted the circle on the chipboard piece with Emerald City.  Used Creameez in Thuderstorm - the perfect silver - and Creameez in Crows Feet - a charcoal black that I feel needs to be in everyone's craftroom - for the swirls around the circle.

I painted the wood veneer stars in Shimmerz Bumbly Bee - such a buttery yellow.

While I was waiting for those peices to dry, I decided to see if I could paint my acrylic pieces...boy am I glad I did!  The mottled effect the paint gave to the acrylic is right up my alley!  I used Creameez in Witches Blue and set if off to the side to dry.

While the elements were drying (just for a few mintues), I matted my photos, glued a piece of blueprint paper to the background and splattered the background with Creameez in Thunderstorm.  Now my project is ready to be glued together.  I used an L-shaped design in the lower left corner.

This was such a fun, messy project!  Thanks for coming along with me to see how it was done.

If you are interested in a free gift, add my name in the comments section during check out.

I also have thie process video for this layout up on my YouTube channel.

As always, I hope you have a great day & I'll be back to check you later!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

For The Shimmerz Paints Design Team, Beauty Is In The Heart Of The Beholder

 Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new page for the amazing Shimmerz Paints! Go and see all the                                                                                  fun treasures there! 

                                                                      Photo credit: Unsplash

To make this page, I put the layers under the photo together,starting with taping on watercolor paper under the image to make it stronger and to lie flat. I added layers of corrugated cardboard and a watercolor mat. The bottom layer of cardboard has gesso that I poured Ultra Thick Embossing Powder onto and heated till  it was just melted. You can't see the corrugated because I layered paper and tulle over it.

I coated a sheet of Prima paper with clear gesso, then applied Prima Platinum crackle paste  with a stencil and a spatula.I arranged Prima fussy cut papers and flowers around the page, then added the beads and other items.I brushed on Shimmerz Paints, and glued on more beads. I applied jaquard gold mica powder with my fingers on the raised parts of the page, and also on a lot of textured items. A lot of the dark color on the page is a mix of Run!Forest and Teal The End Of Time. 

To add visual interest I added micro beads, glass glitter,Swarovski  crystals, glass beads,gold thread, tulle,lace, iridescent wrapping paper, feathers,flowers, and shells A lot of the items are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.I used double sided foam tape for the flowers and some other things, and to put the cardboard layers together.                        

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

Monday, January 16, 2023

Magical New Beginnings | January Color Kitz | Sarah Millerhouse

 Hello, Friends! I'm Sarah Millerhouse, and I am super excited to share my first layout for Shimmerz Paints! I used the beautiful January Color Kitz to create this layout and had a blast exploring the colors!

To begin this layout, I cut the January cutfile two times on my Cricut using textured white cardstock. I painted one of the cutfiles with Shimmerz - In the Navy, and I painted the other one with Inklingz - Rose Colored Glasses. These beautiful products are full of shimmer and shine! I set them off to dry for a little while. When they were totally dry, I ran the letters painted with Rose Colored Glasses through my texture/diecutting machine in a texture folder from Sizzix. This added a beautiful pattern to the letters and really helped the shimmer pop off the page! 

On the cutfile I painted with In The Navy, I splattered Shimmerz - Silver Bells on the middle word and letter outlines. This just added a little subtle visual interest! I also added a white layer behind the cutfile to help it stand out from the patterned background on the page. 

TIP: I used the "Offset" tool in the Cricut software at a .70 to create the very thin white shadow. 

I added the Spritz - Burst My Bubble to the background of my layout. For the background, I used Foundations white mixed media cardstock. Using this paper, you do not need to prep the background with gesso or anything. The paper will take all of the wet medium well, with very little to no warping.

I then used patterned paper and embellishments from the Print Shop collection by Vicki Boutin to complete the layout. The colors in the collection coordinate so beautifully with the colors in the January Color Kitz. I especially love how the navy and pinks in the patterned paper make the sparkle of the mediums shine even more! They definitely speak to one another, and this helps the layout feel cohesive. I used my herb shears (much like fringe scissors, but sharper and work so much better) to create fringe out of strips of patterned paper. I layered that down the left side of the page. 

I finished the layout by adding flowers and floral clusters that I fussy cut from the patterned paper in the large clusters around the page. By triangulating the clusters (having three that create a visual triangle), your eye is drawn to the center of the layout where the title and my sweet photo rest! I added a few shiny embellishments to the centers of the flowers and around the clusters. 

TIP: When adding flowers to a layout, bend up the edges of flower petals and pinch the edges of leaves to add great texture and make them look more like a bouquet. 

TIP: Add flowers to the cluster with craft foam at varying thicknesses to give your clusters/layout texture and dimension. 

I have all the details in a full process video linked below! 

Have a beautiful and creative day! Remember to add my name in the comment box on your order to receive a free gift from Shimmerz! Thank you for stopping by!

-Sarah Millerhouse

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Beautiful - Joanne Bartell 

Hello friends! Joanne here today sharing a layout for Shimmerz Paints design team! I used so many gorgeous colors on my layout. I will link them all below.

I used Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District to create this fabulous layout of my niece pregnant with my great niece.

I started off using a brick wall stencil (Bramble Fox) and spreading embossing paste through it. I then sprayed a fine mist of water over the dried embossing paste and used a paint brush to mix in Sage It Isn't So and Bahama Mama. I then used the packaging technique to apply Jeni B. Blue and Pink Caviar around the entire photo cluster.

Final touches on the layout was adding a ton of splatters all over the layout using Gold Glimmer. I think adding gold splatters right on the embellishment clusters is beautiful.

There is a process video on my YouTube channel (link below) if you would like to see how this came together. 

As always, if you have any questions on Shimmerz products, please do not hesitate to ask me or anyone on the design team. We are always happy to help! 

Don't forget to leave my name in the comment box of your Shimmerz order so receive a FREE GIFT! I love free gifts! 

Thanks for stopping by!