Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dreams

Hello my Shimmerz friend’s, glad you followed my siren call to bring you here  today, because I am going to show you how to add some simple techniques to add interest to your art journal pages.   I look for elements in photo that I can try and artfully replicate like gowns that have patterns in the material, or some architectural element.  In this photo, I found the colors and the lovely lace work in the bodice of the gown creatively inspiring.  The following is how I tried to replicate the texture of the lacy bodice onto my book pages.




Art Journal Background Pages:
  • ·         Apply gesso on both pages randomly, and do not fill in the entire pages with gesso.  Leave some of the book page edges in their natural state.  The page will absorb the Shimmerz Paint differently and the same paint will adopt a different hue and texture. How cool is that?
  • ·         Emboss with a stamp, embossing ink, and white embossing powder randomly around the pages.
  • ·         Lightly spray Vibez Deep Blue Sea around the edges of the book pages and quickly use a dampened sea sponge to absorb excess color and soften the edges.  If you can see the hard spray on the paper, add a spritz of water to soften the color and make the sprayed marks disappear.  Let dry completely.  I prefer to let the paint dry naturally and not try to move the paint around with a heat gun…did I mention I have control issues? LOL.  Plus, leaving the paint to dry naturally adds more depth.
  • ·         Repeat the above application to add more depth of color.
  • ·         If your embossing images become saturate with color, you can use a damp sea sponge to clean it up.
  • ·         Some Paste-eez was used over a stencil randomly over the page leaving an ethereal patterned image.

Below is some Pasteez work:





Chipboard Element in picture above:  Chipboard remnants are my newfound interest…they look like puzzle pieces and are easy to tuck into clusters.
  • ·         Apply gesso to the chipboard.
  • ·         Use a very small paint brush and paint near the edge of the chipboard and leave some of the white gesso exposed. Here I used Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts
  • ·         Apply another coat of paint, or a different color randomly on the chipboard making sure you don’t cover the white edged gesso. Here I used Shimmerz Blue Grass
  • ·      
    Lightly use a very fine black marker and pen around the edges next to the white gesso.

I hope I have inspired you to work in  your art journal this week using some Shimmerz goodness.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

My Sunshine- Scrapbooking Tutorial With Iri

Hi! Irit here with a new fun scrapbook layout to share with you. I used 3 of my favorite Shimmerz goodies to create the background, it was super easy and a lot of fun! Here's my finished page-


To create this striking background all you need are a few shimmerz sprays, watercolor paper (heavy weight cardstock will work as well) and some giant bubble wrap or similar packing material. You can see in the video tutorial the technique, it's really simple!
I used Vibez in Snow Way Man, Pop Art Pink and Spritz in Tuscan Sun. I overlapped them a little to create some interesting mixed shades. You can see it better in the close up shot, where the Snow Way Man mixed with Tuscan Sun to create a beautiful mint color.


I used the tip of the nozzle like a brush to add lines and shapes. Love the look it creates!


Here's the video tutorial-


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Friday, April 28, 2017

Pops of sprayed color stars in this Thank You card

Hi Everyone, Beck Beattie today with a fun background to a sweet card I created using the my Shimmerz sprays to contrast against neutral tones of the pattern papers, florals and die cuts.

 Products Used:

Shimmerz Vibes Pop Art Pink
Shimmerz Spritz - Ruby
Shimmerz Spritz Cotton Candy

Other products:
Bella! New York Paperz 'Join Together' pattern paper
Bella Fundamentals doilies
Bella Fundametals square cards - grey
Ruby Rock-It Faded Empire Collection Florals
RG Silver and gold collection - full bloom
Fun Stampers Journey - 'Circle Bliss' stencil
silver cord
white and grey cardstock

To create the colorful contrasting background I first layered up the three colors of Shimmerz sprays overlapping some of the colors in areas.  I then dried off this layer before adding and additional layer using a stencil.  I used the stencil by spraying the 'Pop Art Pink' onto the stencil and then stamped with it over the now colored cardstock.

To create the contrast I then added a number of die cuts in a neutral tone (Grey) and adhered them cutting off the excess before adding this onto my card with pattern paper and florals and embellishments.

The Shimmers sprayed color really pops against the grey die cuts and the effect looks so wonderful!
Here are some more pics so you can get up close to my project today :)





I Hope you enjoyed my share today.

Happy Crafting!





Thursday, April 27, 2017

Baby Card using Shimmerz Coloringz & AcriTonez

Hello There Friends,

It's Renee here, ready to share a video tutorial
on how to make a funky Baby Card
using Shimmerz Coloingz & AcriTonez.


I have made this card to be A4 in size as the 
entire staff at the school I work at will be signing it
to give to her on her last day of work before maternity leave.

I love the colors and how it turned out.

Here are some close-ups:


The Shimmerz Products used are:

Shimmerz Coloringz - Shades of Gray, No Yoking & Night Moves.
Shimmerz AcriTonez - 3 Sheets to the Wind & Shimmerz Tar Tar.


Lots of layering and texture on the background.


I used a silhouette file for the word "Baby"
and I mixed AcriTonez to paint over the Chipboard "G".


I made my own patterned paper for the balloons
which I will show you in the video below.


Thanks so much for stopping by!! xx
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Here With You Always | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, Shimmerz fans! I'm here with you today to share my latest 12x12 layout that I created using some gorgeous Shimmerz paints!


I started by choosing some of my favorite Coloringz inks in "Don't Citron Me", "Mamma Sings the Blues", and "Mandarin Mai Tai" and used the packaging technique to create the background for my layout.  I simply misted these Coloringz on some leftover plastic packaging and smeared them around  some white cardstock as you can see in the photo below.


After the Coloringz dried, I used a triangle stencil from my stash and some Dazzlerz shimmering dimensional paste in "Red-iculous" for even more texture and color.


Next up, I added lots of patterned paper pieces and die cut embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio because the colors coordinated so well with my photo and the Coloringz inks.


I love how fun this page turned out with the silly photo of my youngest son and his blue mustache he got out of a vending machine at a local Mexican restaurant, lol!


Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a fabulous day!