ShimmzpirationThat's right... Niki Estes' absolutely inspired use of Shimmerz to paint Prima flowers is ingenious and therefore Shimmzpired! You need to take a look at this awesome card. That flower's glitz takes that card to a whole new place, doesn't it?
Date: August 2008
Definition: the quality or state of being inspired by the ingenious and/or incredibly creative use of Shimmerz paints.
Other usage: Shimmzpirational (adverb) Shimmzpired (adjective)
I decided to see what would happen with printed Primas. Would the printed paper flowers be colorfast? I tried several and had beautiful results. The flower on the left was painted with Angel Wings Shimmerz and using a regular paintbrush.
In addition to the gorgeous look, the flower stayed pliable and kept its paper qualities. It wasn't any thicker or stiffer. It just looked like it had been dusted with the finest little bits of diamonds. I really liked how the Angel Wings was nice and sheer, allowing for the detail of the flower's pattern to shine through. This example is of cream flowers with chocolate brown patterns.
Hope this Shimmzpires you to paint many more fun things!!
And now for the blog candy! We're getting ready to launch three new LIMITED EDITION COLORS for the fall. They'll debut on Friday morning with some amazing projects from our designers as well as a special guest designer that'll be joining us. To celebrate, we want to give away a set of our new colors to a lucky commenter on today's post via a random drawing. We want to hear about your favorite memories or thoughts of fall colors. (Mine is of the amazing translucent gold color of Aspen leaves. So beautiful!) One comment per person accepted through 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on August 14th. Then check back on Friday morning to see the amazing new colors and see if you won!
Shimmzpiration to all!