Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shimmerz Shabby Mixed Media Altered Canvas

Hi Friends: :)

It's Song here today sharing a shabby chic mixed media canvas I created using the very yummy Shimmerz sprays and Inklingz.

I have some tree branches in my craft room and I decided to put them to use. I layered a thick coat of heavy matte gel medium on the canvas to "glue" those branches down. Although it does take a while for all the gel medium to dry, but it totally worth every second. Not only it will make sure the branches are really stuck to the canvas, but also creates those beautiful textures in the background.

The background colors are spritz in color Truffle and 4 Leaf Clover. I cut up some trims and layered the cut out on the branches. I colored the trims a little with some Inklingz Blue My Mind just to add a bit more interest and contrast. After the paint is dried, I added some mulberry flowers and two little Prima resin angel. The flowers are painted using Inklingz Giddy About Green, Beets me, and Tarnished Treasure. To make the little angel look aged, I used Inklingz Burnished Buckle on them. After the paint is dried, the paint will settle into all the details and grooves, adding the aged look.

Here is the tutorial:

Thank you so much for looking <3
Song :)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Today I have a photo frame with a photo of our latest vacation to Skiathos, Greece.
Hubby and me are totally in love with Greece and all of it's islands.
The beautiful sceneries, the warm weather, the gorgeous beaches.......sigh!
This piece is now hanging on my wall so we can dream of our next trip, hopefully next year!

Actually found this frame in Greece. It was white already with blue windows.
The blue was a bit to dark so I gave them a coat of gesso first and then painted with Shimmerz, Ultra Marine to match the photo. Added the anchor because of all of our boat trips we did this year.

The anchor chipboard was first painted with Shimmerz, Coffee.
Once dry, I randomly painted with the new Inklingz metal, Tarnished Treasure.

Look at all those shimmer! Painted the flowers with Shimmerz, Buttercream and Vibez, Hot Fudge.

Gave the frame more texture with Texturez, Tidy Widy.

Even painted the sea stars. I found them a little bit too yellow 
so they got two coats with Shimmerz, Buttercream.

For this photo frame I used the following Shimmerz paints:
Texturez: Tidy Widy
Shimmerz: Coffee
Shimmerz: Buttercream
Shimmerz: Ultra Marine
Vibez: Hot Fudge
Inklingz (metal): Tarnished Treasure

And don't forget: If you place an order, make sure you mention my name and you will get a FREE Shimmerz of your color choice! How great is that! :)

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Darling - Mixed Media Layout with Shona

Hi Shimmerz fans! Shona here today with a fun mixed media layout to share! I have used Texturez and Dazzlerz for the background masking...and some of the new yummy Inklingz for added color.

You can see some masking here using some Artie Choked Texturez.

I just love the new easy to use just add a wee bit of water and stir them up to create these yummy shimmery colors to add to your project. Here I have used some Sun Kissed, Coral Reef and Im Not Limon.

the writing masking is created with Dazzlerz Spun Sugar.

Head on over to the Shimmerz Facebook page…there are giveaways going on right now! On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (or any Shimmerz Designer) (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a something FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for lots of inspiration. Take care and happy Scrapping!



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Monday, August 18, 2014

Simple Watercolour Cards

Hi there.

Welcome to the Shimmerz Blog today. :-)

I am sharing a really simple watercolour technique on watercolour paper, using Shimmerz new line of Paints "Inklingz".  Its nothing new. Just simple watercolour application using Inklingz, which produces a lovely 'no fuss' coloured background to what ever project you might be planning. I am using mine today for Project Life, so all my cards are cut to 3 x 4 Inches. But you could do this for the background of cards or layouts...... What ever takes your fancy.

I love watercolours, so I was really just playing with Shimmerz New Inklingz today, and I love the results. I will be building on this, because they turned out fabulous. I did the most basic step of just stamping on the cards when they had dried, but they would look great with stickers and labels layered on them to....cant wait to continue!

See the quick video below.

I drew on these cards with a black fine tipped sharpie, and it worked perfectly. I was a little worried the paint might melt a bit with the wet pen, but it didn't move at all.

 If you have not tried Inklingz, I think you need to look into them, if you like working with paint, and making your creations a little arty.

 I am totally in love with them!
 Thanks for dropping by today.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Penguin Canvas

Evening all!!!  I have a Penguin canvas to share with you today........yes, you heard correct a Penguin, not an Owl!!!!  I think she is rather cute too :)  I have used a super long list today of Shimmerz goodies!  I didn't realise at the time how many I actually used but I just kept grabbing different ones as I built up those layers.
Shimmerz products used:
Coloringz in Pink Stiletto and Mandarin Mai Tai
Spritz in Carribean Sunset
Vibez in Grape Escape
Dimensionz in Pearly Gates and Witchy Poo
Enamelz in Sparklicious
Texturez in Gritty Graphite
Dazzlerz in Pucker Up Pink, Spun Sugar and Grapetastic
Inklingz in Sunkissed and Pugnacious Purple

My background started with some Modelling past on a stencil.  I had pencilled the outline of the penguin before I proceeded to paint away.
I have added a couple of fabric hearts to add more texture.  I added a little Dazzlerz to the outline to help blend in.

Using a palette knife I applied Dazzlerz in Spun Sugar for the body of the penquin.  I applied it quite thick so some of the texture could still be seen.  I added another fabric heart and applied Dimensionz in Pearly Gates around the outline of it. 

I used the Dazzlerz in Grapetastic underneath the floral embellishments.  By using the darker purple it adds more depth to the canvas.

For my title, I gave it a coat of Gesso and then Sprinkled some Enamelz in Sparklicious then I added a small amount of Inklingz in Sunkissed to add the slightest of colour.

I sprinkled Sparklicious onto the flowers (once a bit of Gesso was added to the tips) to add some shine.

Another heart and lots of texture here.

The Gritty Graphite Texturez was used on the Penguin, I then used some Twine to outline the shape.

Thanks for visiting!!  I hope you have some time this weekend to break out the Shimmerz paints!
Have a great weekend :)

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Scrapbooking Natures Art

Hello Shimmerz fanz!  I thought today I would share a step by step on how I made the above layout, start to finish. Here are the Shimmerz products I used to create this page....

Shimmerz Products used:
~ Hot Fudge Spritz
~ My Bleeding Heart Coloringz
~ Ruby Spritz
~ Caribbean Sunset Sprtiz
~ Tuscan Sun Spritz 
~Rolling In the Hay Vibez
~ Copperhead Dimensionz
~ I'm not Limon Inklingz
~ Gosh Garnet Inklingz

Rather than try and explain the steps, I've made up a video tutorial to show you how I did it.  So grab a cuppa coffee/or tea sit back and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy watching my video and will want to give your own page a try!  Here are a few closeups of the page that you can view at your leisure....

I used some blooms from Tresors de luxe to decorate the corner cluster by the photo.

I added a little texture with somehome made texture paste with a stencil and I added a shabby brick look by lightly brushing on some Copperhead Dimensionz with the tip of my finger.  The Dusty Attic vine I painted with some 'I'm Not Limon' Inklingz.

After spritzing my background with a variety of Shimmerz Spritz's, I added some stamping and rub-on's. I also fussy cut some elements from Prima Almanac papers to embellish.  I painted the new Dusty Attic Wildflower #2 chipboard with yet more of the Inklingz, I'm Not Limon and Gosh Garnet.  NOTE: The color you see when you open a tub of Inklingz is not necessarily the color that it becomes when activated with water....for the true color, see the samples at the Shimmerz Website/Shop.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and will give these gorgeous Shimmerz products a try.  You can shop for your own Shimmerz products HERE. And remember, to receive your own FREE/Bonus Shimmerz product be sure to mention my name in the INTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT area of your order.

Happy Scrappin'

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Happy and Fun layout...

Hi everyone! Iris here again for another blog post and another happy and color filled layout….

Here are the products I used… mists, texturez, and the fabulous new Inklingz!!!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Layers of Masking with Shona

Hello Shimmerz Fans! I have a fun mixed media layout to share today. The photo is me and hubs when we were on Vancouver Island last month.

To start I added some layers of masking in the background. First I used some molding paste and added some Bamboo Leaf Spritz to it. I also added some of the new Inklingz in Brass Knuckles and I’m Not Limon to the masking. Adding some color just brings the masking out.

After this layer of masking was complete I added more masking with Tidy Widy Texturez and some drips of Spritz Bamboo Leaf and Before Dawn Vibez.

To finish off my layout I have added some touches of Brass Knuckles Inklingz on the embellishments...I am in love with the Shimmer!

Head on over to the Shimmerz Facebook page…there are giveaways going on right now!

On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (or any Shimmerz Designer) (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a something FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for lots of inspiration. Take care and happy Scrapping!

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