Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"A Beautiful Life..." Art Journal Page | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz fans!
Nicole here and I'm so excited to share with you the project I have created!  Today's project is an art journal page featuring the fantastic sprays and the new AcriTonez paints!

I began with prepping my pages with clear gesso and spraying the background with Ruby spritz, Peachy Keen Coloringz, Sunset Strip Vibez, Quit Yer Wine-n Vibez and Walkin' a tight Heliotrop Spritz. The gesso allowed for easier movement of the sprays when they were spritzed with water.  Red, peach and yellow blend beautifully together, however when you introduce purple, you have to be careful not to blend it with the yellow or you'll create a muddy brown color...so be sure to keep a paper towel beside you to absorb puddles of those colors.  Here is a close up of the background:


I stamped layers of text in coordinating colors and used dimensional paste colored with the above sprays to add more texture in the background. I then went in with the AcriTonez and painted green stems.  While this was all drying, I went to my stash and found a 6x6 paper pad with coordinating colors and drew very sketchy petals with a black sharpie. I fussy cut those petals out and glued them down, added wood/enamel adhesive centers and rub on leaves. The smaller flowers in the background were made using dabs of the AcriTonez paints and white gesso.  I finished the page off by adding my title and a thin black border around the page.  Here are close ups of the final page:


BONUS!
I have created a short process video of how I created this layout!
Check out the video below! 




And here are the stars of the show....the Shimmerz products that I used on this project:


Thanks so much for joining me today!
Have a colorful day!





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mixing AcriTonez & Paste-eez with Missy

Hey, Shimmerz fans!  Missy here, and I'm bringing you a new layout mixing and matching the new AcriTonez and Paste-eez products.  I had so much fun making this!  I did a Shimmerz Shortz on this technique a few weeks ago.  You can find it HERE.

You know I love bright colors, so I decided to pull out some white cardstock and make some messy circles.  I used a mix of the two new products and a small acrylic stamping block.  All I did was smudge a little of the paint and paste in two or three different colors on the stamping block, turn it over and press it down onto the cardstock and turn it around once or twice.  This smudges and blends the paint.  When you pull it off the cardstock, it creates this fun web-like texture.  I combined blues and greens, pinks and yellows, added a little red and orange in the mix...it was fun to play around and see what colors looked prettiest together.  Once they dried, I just fussy cut them out and arranged them on another sheet of white cardstock.


I added some foam adhesive under the three top circles to give a bit more dimension.  I combined a Bella Blvd chipboard word with some Evalicious puffy alpha stickers for my title.  I wanted it to be white so it would pop against all those colors.  I added in a few random Simple Stories stickers and lots of SpiegelMom Scraps sequins.  I also did a bit of the packaging technique with some Jeni B Bleu Vibez and No Yoking & Pink Stilettos Coloringz.


I love how these turned out!  The texture is so cool, and I love the mix of colors.  And the shapes aren't perfectly circular, which makes them even more interesting.  When I did this technique for Shimmerz Shortz, I made these wonky circles into flowers.  Lots of possibilities!  I also added in some various matching colors of tangled thread for added color and texture.


I decided to go with a bright color photo.  I tried to focus on lots of other bright colors besides blue since there is a lot of it in the photo.  I like how pops against the pinks and yellows.  I did add a bit of adhesive foam and tissue paper under my photo.


Ahhhhh.....the color....I'm obsessed.  And this was so easy to do!  I hope you try it :)


Here's one final look at the dimension.  Just by adding a little bit of adhesive foam you get this awesome lift.  I thought the sequins were the perfect touch.


Here's my process video for this page...be sure to check out how I made these fun circles!  I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas!



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Have a fantastic day!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Wish upon a star banner with Astrid

Hello Shimmerz friends! Today I have a little banner to share with you.
I had fun making this to decorate my (newly tidied) craft space :o)

I cut a banner shape from a size 12 manila tag, folded over the top and painted it with In the Navy AcriTonez. Then I added a layer of Weathered Wood Crackle glaze. While this was drying I mixed Blue My Top and Peas Be Mine AcriTonez with loads of gesso to get this soft blue tone. When the crackle glaze was touch dry I painted that over the top and that's how I got this background.
Next I layered up embellishments, some cheese cloth and artstones, using gel medium to glue them down.
Playing around with my sprays is always my favourite bit. I used Vibez Jeni B Bleu and Don't Rain on my Parade, and Coloringz Heidi Ho Blue and Chocolate Browny.
Some dry brushing with Gesso to bring out the textures.
Some stamping in selected areas

A little word plaque
A cord through the top and tassel at the bottom finished it all off.

Ok and now for the best bit :o)
Thanks for your visit today!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cherish These Moments Layout | Katty Miranda

Hello friends! Katty here to share another 12x12 Layout with you all. I love the month of February and all colors associated with this month of "Love." I decided to use a mix of Pinks and Reds to create a fun blend of colors. At first, I wasn't quite sure what I was going to create. I just love playing with all of the fun Shimmerz Paints and blending colors to create a fun look. I am documenting two photos of my adorable niece. She wanted to wear her grandmothers hair curlers. She is just adorable and so full of personality. To document this moment, I wanted to create something fun. In the end, I really love how it turns out.

I began with a white piece of cardstock. I used Coloringz in Pretty in Pink, My Bleeding Heart and Pink Stilettos. I used Vibez in Pop Art Pink, Sweet Heart and My Blushing Bride. I also used a Spritz in Cotton Candy. I used several techniques to create the look I was going for. I sprayed some of the mists, I used the packaging technique and I added splatters with the nozzle. Once I was happy with the blend of colors I also added splatters with Coloringz in Night Moves and Vibez in Glorious Day.

I then used a heart punch and punched out several hearts from the sheet of paper. I also cut out some hearts from tracing paper. I decided to use a 12x12 Heart Cut File from The Cut Shoppe. I didn't use the whole 12x12 piece. I cut some of the hearts from the edges. I backed the cut file with the colored hearts as well as with the hearts I cut out of tracing paper. I added foam to the back of the hearts so that the whole cut file was raised from the background paper.

For the background paper I chose a light wood grain pattern from the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa Collection. I added my two photos over the cut file.

I embellished very simply using a few pieces from the Crate Paper Heart Day Chipboard sheet. I decided I wanted to add a little more interest to my layout. I used a Heidi Swapp circle stencil and added a few circles in three areas using the new Paste-eez in Puttin' on the Glitz and Raspberry Sherbert.

I added a simple tittle using a white Amy Tangerine Foam word Thicker and some Websters Pages pink tiny alpha stickers. I love how it turned out. 

There is a video on my channel if you'd like to watch my process.

Products used:
Coloringz: Pretty in Pink, My Bleeding Heart, Pink Stilettos, Night Moves
Vibez: Pop Art Pink, Sweet Heart, My Blushing Bride, Glorious Day
Spritz: Cotton Candy
Paste-eez: Puttin' on the Glitz, Raspberry Sherbert

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XOXO


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Serious Puppy Love | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, everyone! I'm here today with a layout I created using LOTS of Coloringz spray ink and a little bit of Dazzlerz dimensional paste...


To begin, I used the negative piece of a heart cut file that I had in my stash and adhered it to another piece of white cardstock using a few pieces of washi tape. I placed it in a shallow box so the overspray from the Coloringz didn't go all over my craft room!


Next, I chose five colors of Coloringz spray ink in Heidi Ho Blue, No Yoking, Oh Say Can U Sea, Don't Citron Me, and Pretty In Pink and randomly spritzed them all over the cardstock. I also blotted off some of the excess spray using a paper towel before I removed the stencil. 


Please forgive me because I totally forgot to snap a photo of what the bottom piece of card stock looked like when I was done! Lol! But, I ended up fussy-cutting the hearts out of the paper after the spray ink had dried. You can see below that I used them to create embellishment clusters around my page...


Before I added the embellishments and photos on my layout, I lightly dry-brushed some Dazzlerz dimensional paste in Tutti Frutti, which is a lovely light pink, onto the patterned paper that I chose to use for my background. I also splattered a few ink spots around my layout using some Punked Up Purple and Pretty In Pink Coloringz to coordinate with my overall color scheme.


I also punched out smaller hearts using some of the coordinating blue and white striped patterned paper that I used on my layout and placed them around the hearts that I created with the Coloringz for added dimension and contrast. 


I really love how this page turned out and I loved how easy it was creating some fun, fussy-cut embellishments from just a little bit of spray ink and cardstock! Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a great day!