Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shimmerz girl

Here she Shimmerz mixed media girl!
A couple of months ago I made a dress form for my other Design Team, all with their lovely papers.
I really loved making it so I decided to make another for Shimmerz.
Here is my girl, filled with all of those gorgeous paints!!

This dress form had a fabric body which I first covered with kitchen paper towel and Mod Podge.
I glued down the chipboard gears and buttons.
All of this got 2 coats of gesso and after drying she was ready for all the paints!
Here are the colors I used:

Vibez: Razzle Dazzel Berry
Vibez: Grape Escape
Vibez: Jeni B Blue (my absolute favorite!)
Shimmerz: Sugar Plum
Shimmerz: Royal Purple
Shimmerz: Tickle Me Turquoise
Inklingz (pearl): Beets Me
Inklingz (metal): Tarnished Treasure

Here is a view from the right side.
The lovely lace trim was already on the dress form.

A view from the left side.

All the flowers were painted with all the Shimmerz paints also.

I found this large metal butterfly at a home decor store.
Give it a little touch with the Inklingz (metal), Tarnished Treasure

And her are some close-ups:

Some little touches with the Inklingz metal, Tarnished Treasure on the body .

View of the back side.

Have you all seen the new paints releases in the Shimmerz store?
New Coloringz, new Texturez, new Dazzlerz, new Inklingz and a new one, Gracie's collection!!! 
Check it out here
And remember, if you want to place an order, be sure to mention my name
at check out and get one Shimmerz product for free!!

Enjoy your day!
 Ingrid xxx

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vintage Canvas

 Hi there!  Stacey here today to share with you a canvas piece I was commissioned to make. 
I chose a vintage/shabby look to match the photos.   Red and brown is a different combination for me to create with but I think this matched perfectly with the photos/theme.
Shimmerz products used:
Inklingz - Penny 4 your thoughts
Spritz - Ruby
Vibez - Egg Noggin
Coloringz - My Bleeding Heart
I used a stencil which I applied with Modelling paste.  I blended the Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts to the edges of the stencil (which was a flower shape).

I applied lots of My Bleeding Heart flickers.

I added the deep, rich hues under the lighter shabby embellishments, making them pop off the page.



Have you seen the new Shimmerz products???  There are 5 new Texturez, 5 new Dazzlerz and 6 new Inklingz "Gracie's Collection".
Plus.........12 new Coloringz!
Here are the new Coloringz colours, can't wait to get my hands on those yummy colours!!!!

Have a wonderful day and thankyou for visiting.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Shimmerz Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hi friends!

Today I want to share a mixed media scrapbook layout I made using loads and loads of Shimmerz delicious product. The happy man in the picture is my dad. His got scratched on his forehead and for some reason, he found it amusing, lol.

I love using bold and vibrant colors when I am working on a dark background. Because the bold and vibrant colors really contrast the background. I painted couple layers of the Coloringz No Yoking to really get the yellow to be vibrant. And to make it even more vibrant, I painted the area I want the yellow to be white first. So the yellow color really can show its true color.
The paper is of course all from Prima, including the paper strips and paper frames I used for layering. The chipboard circles are from Creative Embellishments. The big yellow flower is from petaloo :)

Here is the tutorial:

Product List:
-Inklingz: Gold as gold, Me & blue
-Texturez: Patina
-Coloringz: No Yoking
-Vibez: Jeni B Bleu

Thank you so much for looking!! mmwah!
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Art Journalling in unexpected places

Welcome to The Blog today!

Today I am sharing an Art Journal page.  A little Shimmerz, A bit of hand lettering.  A lovely bit of text.

I used Coloringz in No Yolking, and Mandarin Mai Tai
and Spritz in Mango Madness.

You can journal anywhere, In your Diary or Journal, in your Daily Planner, in your Art Journal (of course!!!)  This just happens to be in my Bible., But you can use any book at all.

Just prep the surface if need be (I used Gesso here as the pages are thin.)  It totally prevents bleeding through.....I mixed in a little Patterned Paper, some Alpha stickers, some letter stamps.....
As always Art Journaling allows you to contemplate, to soul search and let your art out with your thoughts and ideas.  It doesn't have to be any particular theme, it can be personal, it can be great song lyrics, it can be just a quote you like.  
All in all its a great way to clear your head and be calm! (in my otherwise super busy world!!!)   

Hope you are having a great day! :-)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Canvas Art 14 x 16

Created this 14 x 16 Canvas Art for Trisha, the daughter of my husband's colleague - Janet. Happy birthday to a lovely lady who turned 18 today. 

I used Shimmerz Mists: Coloringz No Yoking and Vibez: Pop Art Pink to lay the base color for the canvas, and then I used Texturez Tidy Widy mixed with some thick Gesso to create the white textured background...

Also, have you seen the new colors for the Coloringz, Dazzelerz, Texturez, and Inklingz?! They are gorgeous!! Go check the on-line store now and make sure to place my name "Iris Uy" on the comments section when placing your order. This will entitle you to a sample sized product for free!

Thanks for your visit!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Get Your Rainbow On ~ Art Palette Canvas with Video Tutorial

Hello Shimmerz fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share an OTP (Off the page) using a really fun wooden art palette canvas I got in the September kit at Flying Unicorn Kit Club.  There were so many cool metal ornaments included in this kit so I went and used these and some of the flowers and Shimmerz mixed media elements included in this kit as well.  I also added other colors of Shimmerz paints as well. Here are the Shimmerz products I used in this project:

~Golden Wheat Shimmerz
~Grape Escape Vibez
~Caribbean Sunset Spritz
~Hot Fudge Vibez
~Beets Me Inklingz
~Pugnacious Purple Inklingz
~Me and Blue Inklingz
~ Giddy about Green Inklingz
~Gold Mine Inklingz
~Pink Inklingz
~Tarnished Treasure Inklingz
~ Brass Knuckles Inklingz

I recorded a video tutorial on how I made this canvas design, hope you enjoy!

I thought I would share a bunch of close-ups that you can enjoy at your leisure. Above is a close-up of the embellishment cluster, a combination of metal accents, blooms and gems.  I gave the whole thing a coat of gesso and then spritzed and painted with Grape Escape Vibez.  Last but not least, I dabbed on some Brass Knuckles Inklings to further the metalic look on my embellishment cluster.

I used a variety of stencils....Heidi Swapp Moroccan stencil, Crafter's Workshop 'Art Is' stencil and the Prima 'Sunrise Sunset' Checkerboard stencil to create a textural background on my palette.  I then layered on lots of Shimmerz colors to create an 'artsy' looking background.

I chose a quote that I thought would work nicely with the art palette design....'Art is not what you see but what you make others see' ....I used the Tim Holtz alphabet stickers (included in the Flying Unicorn kit mixed with some Webster's Pages alphabet stickers I had in my home stash).

Here is another shot of the embellishment cluster.....I finished the design with a few colorful adhesive gems.

Originally I had planned to use a bunch of large colorful gems as my 'paint colors' but couldn't find them in the size and colors I was looking for....then I came across these 'sugared' gems at a local dollar store and went with these.  I used a variety of coordinating colors of Inklingz as a background mosaic design behind the colored gems.

There are a bunch of paint brushes included in the palette set, so I took two of these brushes as accent pieces to my design and 'dirtied them up a bit, giving them a well used look, by smudging on some paint colors before I applied them to my canvas.

I hope you enjoyed today's project! If you would like to order some of the beautiful Shimmerz products used on this project you can find them HERE.....and remember if you would like to get a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz product, be sure to mention my name 'Gabrielle' in the INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT part of your order, and Shimmerz will send you a bonus product in the color of your choice.

Before I leave today I want to share some exciting news!!  The lovely folks at Shimmerz Paints have been hard at work creating NEW and EXCITING paint colors!  I just had a peek and the NEW colors are up and ready to go!  I don't know about you but I'm super excited to give these new color palettes a go! xo

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Colors!!!

This week we will be releasing new colors in Coloringz. . . .Texturez. . . .Dazzlerz . . . AND. . . Inklingz!!!  Lots of new colors and collections!!!  Stay tuned!!!  Be sure to like us on Facebook to get all the latest news first.
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