Friday, July 28, 2017

Seamless Ombree effects with Shimmerz pots of shimmery goodness with Beck Beattie

Hi Everyone, Beck Beattie here today sharing a fun and easy way to create an ombre effect with Shimmerz paint.  I love the shimmery goodness that are contained in these pots, and sometimes even a bonus that with just a little stir it is ready to go!

Shimmerz Products Used:
Shimmerz - Bubble Gum Blast
Shimmerz - Antique Lace
Shimmerz - Candlelight

I want to take you through how easy it is to create a beautiful and seamless ombre effect.  You could do this with different colours like I have or different tones of the same colour.  The biggest thing to remember to get the full effect is to work from dark to light or light to dark in your choice of colours.

Take the first colour - in my case this is Bubblegum Blast and colour a third in a sweeping motion across your cardstock with a paint brush.

Next I repeated the process overlapping the first color a little.  This time I used the 'Antique Lace' colour for the middle portion of my ombre effect.

The third and last portion of the ombre effect was created with the 'Candlelight' colour.  It was a perfect fit with the other two colors and again I was sure to overlap the colours.  You can see the gradual color blend so nicely when it dried.

I added some sweet die cut elements onto the card to finish and I just love how it finished up.  Here are some more pictures for you to enjoy.

I Hope you enjoyed my share today.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ever wanted to be a Shimmerz girl? Here's your chance!

Hi friendz!
Shimmerz Paints is looking for motivated designers that have a love for paint, color and art. We are looking for designers that will look for opportunities to promote our products not only through their artwork, but through all social media outlets. 
The requirements for our social media team: 
  • We are asking for a 4 month commitment and 2 projects posted each month to your personal social media and Shimmerz Paints social media. 
  • We ask that Shimmerz Paints products be the prime focus of your projects that you post via our social media. We ask no other paint products be used with Shimmer Paints posts.
  • You MUST have an Instagram account, as well as a Pinterest account. Please, no beginner or giveaway Instagram or Pinterest accounts.
  • Photography must be clean and well lit.
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              Please send us the link to your Instagram and Pinterest.

 Tell us why you want to be on the Shimmerz Paints team, and what you and your art work could add to our existing team. 
Send all your information to: with the subject indicating “SHIMMERZ SOCIAL TEAM”. Applications will be accepted from JULY 27TH, 2017 - AUGUST 4TH, 2017 . Applications can be in no later than by 9 PM MST on AUGUST 4TH.
We are excited to hear from you soon. 
Best Wishes and May All Your Days. . . .SHIMMER!!! 
-Shimmerz Paints Team

Vacation Vibes

Happy Wednesday, Shimmerz friends :)  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share today.  I've been in a Summertime scrappy mode lately, so I went all fun and shimmery for this page.  I've had the new Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection for a few weeks and finally dove into it.  It's gorgeous!

I wanted to recreate my mirrored sunglasses, so I pulled out some gold Deco Foil and used a sunglasses die cut from the Silhouette Store.  I took two pictures of my final layout to show how they shine in the light!  I used some of the NEW Shimmerz Creameez on my background.  I think they match perfectly with this line.  I used 1 Hot Mama, Dandy-Lion and Purple Peony.  I used the packaging technique along with my brush and then added some splatters.  Before applying all the Shimmerz, I coated a big portion of my background with white acrylic paint to create a barrier.

Here you can really see the shine on those glasses :)

This photo is of me having a nice fruity beverage in Las Vegas, so I wanted to showcase how much fun it was.  I used a few patterned papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad behind my photo and embellished here with some metallic gold thread.

I used a few of the Summer Lights Stickers, Ephemera and Chipboard Stickers as well.  They all look so good with these new Creameez colors.  I did add some adhesive foam under the sunglasses to create a bit of dimension.  I also added some foam under that camera sticker as well as some purple tangled thread.

I created a small cluster down here at the bottom using die cuts and stickers.  My title is a sticker, and matches the background so well.  There is always a matching Shimmerz Paint!

Here's another shot of the dimension.  Something as simple as adding some adhesive foam makes such a big difference.

Check out the 1 Hot Mama color's such a gorgeous pink!  Probably my new favorite :)  I also did a little bit of machine stitching with gold thread.

In addition to the new Creameez, I splattered some Inklingz Miner Miner 49er. That is also what I used to lightly paint the outer edges of the sunglasses die cut.

One more close-up just because....colors!

I hope this inspires you create something fun with your Shimmerz Paints!  The new colors are totally amazing, and I can't wait to use them again!  I do have a process video showing how I created this page from start to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Inklingz--Miner Miner 49er
Creameez--1 Hot Mama, Dandy-Lion, Purple Peony

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Lovely | Adrienne Alvis

Happy Tuesday, Shimmerz fans! I have a layout to share with you today that I created using Acritonez, Coloringz, and Aqua Huez

I started by choosing a black and white patterned paper sheet that had small hearts on it from my stash. I used some Acritonez in "3 Sheets To The Wind" and a dry paintbrush to drag the self-priming acrylic paint across the main part of my background paper. This helped add a little texture and prepped the paper for some Coloringz spray ink and Aqua Huez.

Next, I used some Aqua Huez watercolors in "Little Lily", "African Violet", and "Green with Envy" and blotted them around my page using a paper towel and some water for a subtle effect. I also added a little bit of Acritonez self-priming acrylic paint in "Pinkadelic" for a bolder pop of color.

I layered an all white cut file on top of my background design and placed the photos of my blooming Red Bud tree near the middle. I also used some Coloringz spray ink in "Punked Up Purple" and "No Yoking" to add some accent color splotches around my layout.

I added a few floral die cuts from Pink Paislee, some enamel dots, and some chipboard stickers for my embellishments to complete my page!

Don't be afraid to mix colors and different Shimmerz products! Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a great day! 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Layers of Shimmerz for two toned effects

Hi Everyone, Beck Beattie here today sharing a card I used using the fun Shimmerz paint.  I love the shimmery goodness that are contained in these pots, and sometimes even a bonus that with just a little stir it is ready to go!

Shimmerz Products Used:
Shimmerz - Bubble Gum Blast
Shimmerz - Antique Lace

I thought I would take you through the process of creating the sweet two toned stripes in the background of my card today.

First I took the Bubble Gum Blast Shimmerz, gave it a little stir and then added some stripes to the background.  I really love this look and how it transforms the background instantly.

I wanted to add a little more colour so after I gave the first layer a dry off I added a second layer of a differeent color.  This time the Antique Lace.  This color seriously goes with anything!  It is definintely one of my favourites!

I just love how the two toned stripes really help tie all the other elements of the card into the background and make it all one.  You could really have some fun with this technque!

Here are some more pics of my card:

I Hope you enjoyed my share today.

Happy Crafting!