Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post, four ATCs, for the amazing Shimmerz Paints, I love their rich texture and colors!
I like to give these ATCs to my relatives and friends as tiny special occasion cards.
To make these cards I cut out images from Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection, and glued them onto 2.5 x 3.5 inch watercolor paper cards. I applied clear gesso, then stamped on Versamark with a script stamp, and poured on gold embossing powder,one has Aqua Tinsel. I heated the powders, then stenciled on Prima Platinum crackle texture paste with a spatula. I matted them on black cardstock. I fussy cut more images, and used layers of cardboard and double sided foam tape under them to add dimension. I painted the fussy cut images with Clear gesso.
I added beads, and sprinkled glass glitter on the glue spots. A lot of the items are from Reneabouquets.
To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass glitter ,glass beads, pearls, rhinestones, swarovski crystals, glass hearts,tulle,cheesecloth , iridescent wrapping paper, feathers from my yard, Prima mould shapes,flowers from Reneabouquets, metal from Reneabouquets and Tim Holtz,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents. The Beautiful Board is from Reneabouquets.
I used the following colors: Pixie Dust Blingz on the Prima mould pieces, Christmas Cheer, and Peacock's Plume Shimmerz , Penny 4 Your Thoughts,Miner Miner 49er and Good As Gold Inklingz on various areas. I painted with Gold Glimmer Blingz plus Shimmerz too.
I used Jaquard Brilliant Gold mica powder on different areas, sometimes I took a candle and rubbed it on surfaces and then put the mica powder on.
The Pixie Dust has an amazing texture, imagine a thick and shiny, almost paste, that makes any surface pop with a gorgeous gleamy white sheen. The Peacock's Plume is the most intense and amazing textured turquoise color, that exactly matches the blues of these papers.