Sunday, April 19, 2015

Create Love with Amy Prior

Hi Shimmerz fans! Amy Prior back with you all again today to share a couple of off the page projects that I have created recently using lots of gorgeous Shimmerz Paint Products! Need to stock up on your fave Shimmerz? Don't forget you can click here to visit the Shimmerz online Retail store and don't forget to include my name (Amy Prior) in the comments to merchant section during checkout in Paypal to earn a free gift woohoo!

First up today, I have a paint palette that I have decorated to simply hang up in my art studio. Having lots of fun arty projects around my art studio really helps me get my mojo flowing.

To start I have simply painted the wooden palette with some Black Crackle Paint and Black Gesso. I added both so I would have some interesting crackle texture added to the woodgrain. When this was dry, I have adhered a Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Circle Frame around the edges before painting the entire surface with Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licorice Stick. I have added the Dazzlerz using a pouncing move with my paint brush to ensure the little cracks and crevasses from my chipboard were all covered in the Black. This also helped cover any glue that had oozed in my attempts of adhering the delicate chipboard around. 

When the black was completely dry, I have added some dollops of Shimmerz Dazzlerz and texturez paints. I wanted to create the illusion of a paint palette filled with a rainbow of paints ready to create a masterpiece. I just love the variety of colours in the Shimmerz paint ranges and was a little sad that I could not fit all the colours that I wanted to fit in my rainbow hehe. I will have to try find a bigger palette next time. 

I have then added some Prima Marketing 3D letters spelling out Create. When the paint blobs were dry, and these took a couple of days to dry completely, I have sprayed some Shimmerz paint sprays to add more colour and glimmer around the blobs of paint as well as to colour the white threaded letters in the centre. The white was a great contrast against the black but I didn't want the focus to be just on the word Create. Plus we can never get enough colour and shimmer am I right? When all the Shimmery goodness was completely dry, I have added lots of gorgeous flowers to finish off the project because I am just a sucker when it comes to flowers, flowers and more flowers. 

Next up I have a canvas that I have decorated to share with you all. This fun canvas is going to hang in my house somewhere to hopefully remind myself and my children about this important scripture. 

To create this canvas, I have added some stencilling to the background using a Crafters Workshop stencil along with some Shimmerz Texturez paint in Tidy Widy color. Being super impatient, I have dried the Texturez with my heat tool and created a fun bubbled texture in the Texturez. When the Texturez was dry, I have added lots of Shimmerz paint sprays, Shimmerz, and Inklingz to the background in various shades of Teal, Pink and brown. I have let this dry overnight to see how the colours would settle on their own. 

Next I have added some Shimmerz Inklingz in Burnished Buckle color to the raised texture areas on the background to try create some more shadows amongst the bubbled texture. I added a bit of water to ensure the Inklingz was dripping down into the cracks etc and not just sitting on the surface. The next step was to brush a Brown Archival Ink pad over the top of the texture and then the same again with some Black Stazon Ink. With my Shimmerz Inklingz still out, I have painted the Prima Marketing Threaded Letters so they are dry and ready to be mounted on the canvas when ready.

Next I have added some Shimmerz Coloringz and Spritz sprays to some Blue Fern Studios Chipboard as well as adding some more stencilling to the background, this time using Shimmerz Texturez in Crushed Coral. I have again, heat-dried the Shimmerz Texturez before adding some Brown and Black ink rubbed over the top. The final step was to add some flowers, letter stickers and other embellishments. The flowers etc looked way too clean for my messed up grungey background so I have finished off the canvas by spraying the entire thing with Shimmerz sprays in various brown colours. This helped tie the whole project together perfectly and gave everything a perfect shimmery finish.

Shimmerz Paint Products used for these projects include...
Shimmerz Dazzlerz 
in Red-Iculous, Sea U in the Mornin, Sour Apple, Jelly Bean Green, Dreamsicle, Tutti Frutti, Pucker Up Pink, Spun Sugar, Grape-Tastic, Lemon Drop, Licorice Stick & Gummy Berry Blue,
Shimmerz Texturez 
in Have a Grape Day, Marooned over Miami, The Tide that Binds, Mari-Gold Digger, Crushed Coral, Brick Wall, Patina, Sandy Stone, Teal Me No Lies,
Shimmerz Inklingz 
in Burnished Buckle, Penny 4 Your Thots, Tarnished Treasure, I'm Not Limon, Sheer Bliss, Pink-a-Boo, Blue My Mind, First Blush,
Shimmerz Creameez 
in Piggy Pink, 
Shimmerz Vibez
in Taupe of the Mornin, Sweet Heart Vibez, Jeni B Bleu, Glorious Day, Egg Noggin, Pop Art Pink, Before Dawn, Hermit the Frog, Grape Escape, Razzledazzle Berry, Princess, Rolling in the Hay, Hot Fudge, Snow Storm, Sunset Strip,
in Antique Lace, Buttercream, Jilted Jade, Pink, Tickle-Me-Turquoise,
Shimmerz Spritz
in Ruby, Bed of Roses, Plum Pudding, Caribbean Sunset, 4 Leaf Clover, Sapphire, Treasures Hymn, Cotton Candy and Chick-a-Dee.

Wow what a list huh! Thanks so much for stopping by today and until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Beach Boy - A layout with Karine


It's my turn, today, to present a layout on Shimmerz's blog. I chose to create a layout a little bit more freestyle than I'm used to, with a lot less flowers. On my background paper (an Off the Wall paper from Kaisercraft), I applied clear gesso. I then applied some lace, canevas, masking tape and washi tape vertically, in the center of the layout. After everything was in place, I covered it with white gesso.

Then comes the fun part: the mediums. I used Coloringz Heidi Ho Blue first, then, with a paint brush, I added Shimmerz Ultramarine to deepen the color. To add more texture to my layout, I used Texturez in Tidy Widy through a stencil. A few stamps with Archival ink in Jet Black, some embellishments and it was almost done. I used the same two colors of blue to alter my metal embellishments from Prima. I even coloured the micro-beads that I put in the bottle cap. All that was missing was a title. I didn't find what I was looking for in my stash, so I decided to create it. On watercolour paper, I traced my letters lightly with a pencil. I used a fine paint brush to paint Coloringz Heidi Ho Blue on the letters. I then added Shimmerz Ultramarine to give the letters some depth. Here is the result:

You can order Shimmerz products directly from the Shimmerz Paints Store. If you do, don't forget to mention my name (Karine Gagnon) in the «Instruction to Merchant/seller» part of your order form (just below your name and address). After clicking «add», you'll get a FREE product in the color of your choice. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Steampunk Curiosity; An Altered Eyeglass Casing

Hi Shimmerz Peeps,

Katie here today sharing one of my steampunky altered art piece. Found my eyeglass casing pretty unpleasant and redundant, I decided to dismiss my hatred and transform it into something that's pleasing to my eye...

A sequel to my steampunky altered mobile case, here I'm presenting my new steampunky eyeglass case...

Shimmerz product used:
  • Inklingz (Miner, miner, 49er, Tarnished Treasure)
  • Shimmeringz (Heavy Metal)
  • Coloringz (Night Moves)

Simply mention my name (Katie Zoey Ho) under "INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT" during checkout to receive a FREE item of your choice...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Altered Paint Can Shimmerz Style

Hello lovely ladies!
Here to share my latest project, I used GOBS of shimmery goodness!
Full List is at the bottom of this post :) 
I really wanted to alter this paint can for a LONG time, but
was so intimidated by it. Finally I just went with it! ANd it was really really
relaxing to just get messy! I wanted the paintbrush to look like paint was pouring
off of it, not sure if i quite achieved that LOL, but hey I tried hehe! Hope you like :)
Miranda :)
p.s. mention my little name at checkout for a freebie !!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sunflower layout

Hi! Friends! Yuko here!
Today I will share my layout using mist.
This is a memory of last summer.

A lot of sunflower is very fantastic...
High sunflower than tall daughter like a maze!!!
Use VIBES(Jeni B Blue/Egg Noggin') in the background.

Use Shimmerz (COFFEE)/ BLINGZ(SPIICED CIDER) the coloring of chip board.

Use the VIBES (Jeni B Blue) in the blue sky.
Clouds were made by mixing the light modeling paste and gesso.

Thank you for looking!