Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Adorable, a pink layout with Karine


Karine here today to share with you my first October layout. 

As for always, I started out with clear gesso all over my paper (a Prima paper, from the Garden Fable collection). I thought the paper was a bit busy, so I painted white gesso, mainly on the diagonal where i was going to paint afterwards. I applied modelling paste through a stencil and was ready to start coloring. I used Coloringz Pink Stilettos and Spritz Ruby to build the pink background that shows around my picture and my embellishments. 

It was already beautiful, but I needed another color to bring more contrast. I then selected my Good as Gold Inklingz, which I added in a few spots around the design. Sadly, the picture doesn't show all the shimmer there is with the Inklingz...

For a little more texture and shimmer, I added a few touches of Shimmerz Magenta and Royal Red, to the right of the picture and below some flowers. I just love the shimmer and the sandy effect we get with the Shimmerz.


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Monday, October 5, 2015

Scrapbooking Mixed Media Tutorial With Irit

Hi! Irit here and I'm so excited to share this layout I created using some gorgeous Shimmerz goodies! Here's my finished layout-

I started with a floral silk screen by Heidi Swapp and my favorite product these days (it's a tough choice!)- some shimmery yummy Dazzlers paste in Coral Me Crazy. It worked so beautifully! Look at the detail you get-

Once the paste was dry I added some watercolors. I used Inklingz in Beets Me (gorgeous shimmery cool pink), and Creameez in Daffodil (lovely yellow), Berry Hot (a brighter cool pink) and Trippin in the Tropics (love this color! It's a pinkish warm red). I applied a couple of layers and also some splatters.
Once these were dry I decided the layout needed some more color, so I used Coloringz in No Yolking (no shimmer bright yellow), Pink Stilettos (hot pink) and Vibez in Mango Tango (again that lovely color, similar to Trippin in the Tropics, it's a warm pinkish orangy red) to amplify the color a bit.

And my background is done! I used papers and die cuts from the new Dear Lizzy Collection called Documentary. The colors I chose coordinate perfectly with the collection!

Here's a video tutorial that shows exactly how I created this layout-

Thanks for visiting! Don't forget to check out the Shimmerz store! Mention my name in the comments to merchant when you place an order and get a free product of your choice! Have a lovely day and I'll be back next month with another shimmery project!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mixing Dazzelerz and Texturez!

I recently taught an adult coloring class and treated the participants to having the option to add texture to their artworks! They loved the Shimmerz Dazzelerz and Texturez!

We wanted a softer pink with texture so I used the Dazzelerz Tutti Fruti, added a little gesso to lighten the pink, and then added some Texturez Tidy Widy for the dreamy texture!!

It's amazing how you can always customize Shimmerz products to fit your needs!

Products Used: Dazzelerz Tutti Fruti and Texturez Tidy Widy plus gesso

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Halloween layout with Yuko

Hello! Yuko here.
It was October!  The town is completely Halloween!
I like making a layout on Halloween.
Usual is because a work with a different cool atmosphere is made.

I made white card stock  board and colored by mist.
The used mist is same as a layout of a last grape.
2 kinds of purple of COLORLINGZ/Moody Mauve VIBEZ/Grape Escape).

I painted cardboard with BLINGZ Hi Ho Silver and rode black glitter here and there.

BLINGZ Hi Ho Silver was also applied the bat made in pepar.

【shimmerz product】
 VIBEZ:Grape Escape)
BLINGS:Hi Ho Silver
SHIMMERZ  :Sunny/Sunflower

Thank you!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Altered Pumpkin with Shona

Hello Shimmerz Fans! Today I have a fun Off the Page Pumpkin from my Flying Unicron Oct kit. The pumpkin is paper mache and actually quite big! First I painted it white with gesso. Next I added some crackle paste and let that dry over night. Time to add some soft pastel colors with some yummy Shimmerz!
I used 3 Sprtiz colors to cover my pumpkin..starting with the lightest to the darkest. After each coat I sprayed water on it to soften the colors as I wanted my finished project to be soft pastel colors. First up was one of my favs…….Tuscan Sun Spritz.

I added some Terra Cotta and than 4 Leaf Clover Spritz…drying between each color with a heat tool. I just love how when it seeps into the cracks and shows slightly darker.

My finishing touches are drops of Brass Knuckles and Sun Kissed Inklingz with some touches of Gesso on the embellishments.
On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a sample for FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for more inspiration and watch out for giveaways and links to the NEW Shimmerz Shortz videos! Take care and happy Scrapping!