Thursday, March 22, 2018

"Dream Big" Art Journal Entry & Exciting Announcement!! | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fanz!
Nicole here and today I have a bright and cheerful art journal layout to share with you! (Be sure to stay with me until the end for an exciting announcement!!!) I don't know about you, but I'm over the snow, done with winter and seriously, I thought it was suppose to be Spring!? As we shovel ourselves out of the 6" of snow, I look at this layout and think, ahh...sunshine, birds and flowers are on the horizon.  It's all uphill from here, right?! Hahaha! Anywho, here is a quick look at my final layout:

I began with a bottle of masking fluid and an old paint brush.  I randomly painted on circles and lines with the masking fluid.  (The masking fluid will ruin your brush, so don't use a good one!) What this does is create a barrier so the surface underneath is protected from other mediums. Once it was dry, I began painting random areas of Spritz in Sapphire, Coloringz in Don't Citron Me and Vibez Sunset Strip. (I mixed the Sapphire and Sunset Strip to get the deeper tone of green, then highlighted that color with the Don't Citron Me color.)  I added several layers of color to some of the circles, drying in between layers. Below you can see the masking fluid still on my page during the drying process:

Once all of the layers of color where completely dry (very important so the colors do not bleed), I then began rubbing my finger over the masking fluid.  This is the fun part! It's almost like rubbing rubber cement off paper! Doing this removes the masking fluid, leaving the background exposed to shine thru your project!  Once all of the dried masking fluid was removed, all that was left was to embellish, doodle and add my title!  Here are the final close ups of my layout:

Here are the links to the products I used today:

  Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope I have inspired you to be colorful and creative!


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fun with Paints and Stencils | Rubeena I.

Hello, Rubeena here from A Rare Ruby with another post as Creative Design Team member! In today's post, I will be using Dazzlers and Texturez paints with stencils on cards. The gorgeous color variety that is available through Shimmerz Paints presents endless possibilities when it comes to using stencils. Here are five projects I created for you:



For the first set of cards, I used a Damask stencil and the gold and silver paints on color cardstock. I added some glitter powder over the stencils for added dimension. Paired with the sentiments, they are some clean and simple but gorgeous cards! I love the look they give on colored cardstock.

For the next card, I used a Mandala stencil and Coral Me Crazy Dazzlerz paint on an entire background. I did add some glitter powder to it, too.

For the next card, I used a leaves stencil and mixed three different Dazzlerz on kraft cardstock. I used Lemon Drop, Sour Apple and Jelly Bean Green and sprinkled some glitter powder. I trimmed the kraft cardstock down and mounted it on my white cardbase with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment to finish it off.

And for my last card, I used a rainbow palette with Watercolor Stripes stencil. I added some dark watercolor splatters once the paints dried. I trimmed down the base and added it to black cardstock base. I finished it off with a black word die-cut.

I hope you were inspired and that you'll want to try some of your own. If so, be sure to tag me on social media to share with me. If you place an order, don't forget to mention my name Rubeena in the notes to get yourself a freebie! Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring flowers | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It's Anna here with new art journal page. I can't wait for the sprint to come and color this grey world around me. I hate winter and it's always hard for me to stay cheerful during long winter evenings. I am trying to stay positive by making a lot of rainbow projects including my latest art journal page. I was inspired by the flowers I was and I wanted to try making them in my journal.

I started this spread with mists applied with brush like watercolor. 

After sketching few flowers I applied white acrylic paint first. Then I mixed leftover mists with some more white paint and I received new, fun acrylics

Between each layer I used my heat gun to dry the page. It prevented flowers from smudging. I finished flowers using colorful Shimmerz paints.

As always I recorded a video for you, so you can follow my process.

Don't forget to mention my name "Anna" while placing an order in Shimmerz Shop. You will get free mini product. How cool is that?

Here is the list of Shimmerz products I used in my project:
Spritz - Chick-a-dee

Thank you for stopping by and see you next month with some more mixed media fun.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lots of Texture | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I have a fun layout with lots of texture to share.  I decided to play around with some glass bead gel I have in my stash.  I pulled out an old stencil and scraped the gel over it onto some smooth white cardstock.  I created a vertical design with it and then let it dry.  I added lots of color using some Shimmerz sprays -- Spritz Ruby, Vibez Sweetheart, Jeni B Bleu, Snow Way Man & Glorious Day.  I also used a brush to add some water.  The dimension from the gel looked so cool once the color hit it, and the water allowed the ink to run and blend together.  This was super easy to do...the inks and water did all the work.

Here you can see the tiny glass beads.  It's so pretty!  I got it at Michael's in the same area as the gesso.  It's so bumpy and rough when you touch awesome.  You can see where the colors blended into each other.  I deepened the pink by adding in some Creameez 1 Hot Mama and the blue with some Coloringz Mama Sings the Blues and Shimmerz Peacock's Plume.  To embellish this page, I used some random goodies from my stash.  I used some gold MAMBI stickers, some Amy Tangerine clear stickers and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins.

To add to this golden yellow color, I added in some Shimmerz Bumbly Bee and Moonrock.  I absolutely love how this turned out!  All the texture and shine...oh my goodness!

These stickers here are so old.  I think they were like $1 at Hobby Lobby years ago.  But they matched, so I used them.  I also added in some matching thread around the photo.

I layered in more thread here along with some messy circles die cuts and more stickers.  I added some splatters on both sides of the photo using the same colors.  The papers behind my photo are from Jane Davenport.

Here's another angle of the awesome layers and dimesnion.

And just because it turned out so gorgeous, here are more close-ups of the color and texture.

I can't say enough how much I love Shimmerz!  It doesn't matter what you add them to, it always turns out awesome.  You could do this with texture paste or modeling paste as well.  I hope this inspires you in some way.  It was certainly fun to make!

Be sure to check out my video here to watch how this all came together.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Supplies Used:
Vibez--Sweetheart, Jeni B Bleu, Snow Way Man, Glorious Day
Coloringz--Mama Sings the Blues
Creameez--1 Hot Mama
Shimmerz--Moonrock, Peacock's Plume, Bumbly Bee

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lucky Lucky Day Layout | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I have a super fun and "green" layout for you!
Who is ready for St. Patty's Day and more green in their lives?! I know I am definitely ready for spring!  This week, I couldn't help but focus on the 'holiday' approaching this weekend and pull out a kit that I've been hoarding for quite some time...and of course matching Shimmerz Inklingz (because those are my fav!)!  Here's a quick look at my final layout:

These papers had several shades of greens and one blue...which for me was difficult to start with. I'm usually not inspired by the color green enough to make it a focus on a layout. When I spotted the shamrock paper with the blue background, I wanted that as a top layer to break the green up a bit. On my bottom layer, I added my Shimmerz to pull out the brighter green tones and compliment the blue. Also in this kit was the "Lucky Day" letters, rainbows and a couple shamrocks. I fussy cut those out to add more variation and introduce other colors. This layout came together fairly quickly and definitely needed the solid colored areas that the Shimmerz added. Here are a few close ups of my layout:

The colors that I used in today's project are:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope you have a fabulous week!