Friday, June 10, 2011

A Shimmery Layout and a Chippy paint technique

Hi there Girls and guys (if we have some tuning in!!!!)  I have a shabby style page to share today using some Shimmerz Paints....... some Blingz to be exact! (Poinsettia Pink)  I painted and I splattered my way through this page!

I thought I would just quickly show you how I jazzed up some plain chipboard die cuts....These ones happen to be some Tim Holtz Cogs I cut with my big shot.  The Birdcage and some of the other little elements are from Imaginarium Designs (an Aussie chipboard company)  So heres what I did.......

 Paint the Die cut with gesso.....

Lay the wet die cut down on some scrap newspaper and leave for a while waiting for it to dry a bit.
(I saw Alyssa McGrew do this and its such a fabulous technique!)

And the result is some of the newspaper sticks to the wet paint leaving a shabby text print here and there.

Use some Blingz Paint in ANY colour and paint on well.

Let it dry and admire!!!!

Cover the die cut with a generous coat of Dimensional Fluid, which dries crystal clear and dimensional.

Let it dry for an hour or so and you have a beautifully finished element to add to your page.

So there you go.  
Maybe something you could try!

Thanks for stopping by.


Christie Bryant said...


Stac said...

Lydell, this LO is so beautiful! Love the details.