Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Shimmerz Products Used:
Pearlz in Pretty In Pink
Vibez in Jeni B Bleu
Shimmeringz in Baby's Breath
♥♥♥ Jaime Warren
I recently joined a postcard swap and had to come up with 10 different designs. Initially I thought uh oh - what did I get myself into. But then, once I started I couldn't stop and in the process, I came up with a new way to use Shimmerz.
All you need is a blank postcard (available in most paper stores) a stamp (preferably at least the size of the postcard) and your favorite shade of shimmerz - I used Blue Jeans here.
Spray the stamp from a distance - then stamp it onto the front of the postcard
This WILL be a little runny but I lvoe that about this effect. You may also notice that the color did not come out blue blue but that's because my stamp previously had black ink and I didn't do a very good job of cleaning it (in fact I didn't clean it at all ; )) BUT again, I love the look so no worries. If you do want it less runny, simply blot the stamp with a paper towel after spraying.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I covered the canvas with gesso and before it was dry I dropped the colors: with the help of palette knife I spreaded the colors on the background.
I created this canvas using the following Shimmerz products:
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Hello everyone - back here with some new "stuff" I made with the new Shimmerz colors - I love these spring time shades.
So I used to create these vintage index cards using blank white index cards from the office supply store, water and a box of dye. The process took quite a bit of time since I had to place the papers in the water - not overlapping, let them soak, then take them out one by one and lay them on paper, side by side and then let them dry.
But THEN when I got the latest set of colors from Stacey - I had an OMG moment.
Why on earth did I never think of using shimmerz instead of dye!!! The look is almost identifical and in fact, I kinda like the shimmer (pardon the pun) that these products create on the card, rather than the matte look I was getting with the dye.
So here, are the simple, simple steps. 1 part index cards, 1 paintbrush, 1 pot shimmerz Pearlz Pretty in Pink
Apply the Pearlz in a haphazar manner. Don't worry about filling the entire card - instead leave some spot unpainted - this will give you a really "hand dyed" type of look.
Let the card dry flat. After about 5 minutes it will be dry. You may then want to put the card between pages of a heavy book to flatten - or not if you want that grubby look.
Once your background is done:
The possibilities are then endless !!!
Monday, March 19, 2012
You'll need the following Shimmerz products for this project.
All the materials and directions to make this adorable spring art quilt can be found here.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Today I'd like to share an LO using the latest Shimmerz set!
Here are the beautiful spring colours!
Now they are offering "FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING and 1/2 OFF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING" till April 15th.
So be quick and grab a set before the time runs out!
You can order yours here.
And this is my layout using these colours ( I especially love Coloringz Heidi-Ho-Blue)
Coloringz No Yorking
Coloringz Lime in da Coconut
Vibez Sea Monkey
I also used crayons and markers to give it some different textures.
Thank you for your visit and I hope you get this spring set while they are offering the "FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING and 1/2 OFF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING" !!
Don't misss this opportunity!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I used only the Spring colors on my layout: Heidi - Ho - Blue & Shimmerz in Peachy Keen. I decided to play around with a different size for my layout this time...I love to switch it up! It always gets the mojo going!
I stamped on my layout using the Shimmerz in Peachy Keen using my stamp and a no. 2 pencil eraser. The eraser always gives me perfect polka dots - love it! I sprinkled the Heidi - Ho - Blue in random areas all over the layout. I love the perfect little splatters!!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I am a little late today posting, I apologise.
I have done a Journal entry today, with lots of fun shimmering going on, even though the entry is not so fun......I am having a little winge about these last few days being pregnant.....LOL. I am so very uncomfortable and I am not sleeping, I cant do the things I want to get done because everything hurts, and I have to remind myself that this will all be over soon and I will have our dear little bubba in my arms. I am so not good at waiting......this goes for ANYTHING! LOL. I want everything the moment I decide to get it......so this waiting is very unpleasant. THANK goodness for my Shimmerz. Art journals and Art Diaries are a great way to let out your feelings, get it all out there on paper, in a creative way. It is fabulous....and amidst feeling a bit low today I was able to make some art and put my feelings on paper. It doesnt seem nearly so bad now.....In fact, I want to keep going and do another page!!!! (should I do that washing first?......LOL)
So here is what I created today......
You can see the Background, which features Coloringz in Mon Shari, and Vibez in Jeni B Bleu. OH so pretty together. I sprayed and brushed on the colour and even did a little masking over on the inclusion piece in the middle. I used some white paint on my fingers to trace around the roughly cut circles and added some Liquid pearls accentuating the circles. I found some matching buttons and attached those, then added all sorts of stickers and goodies from Tim Holtz. I wrote on my journaling and recorded how I feel at this time adding some pen scribbles while I was at it....
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this page, and it really did make me feel better! (accompanied with chocolate of course!!!!)
Have fun in your art journal this week with some of your Shimmerz Paints...I love art journaling with Shimmerz. So many possibilities!!!!
Oh......and keep an eye out....I will have a new Video up on the Shimmerz VLOG in the morning showing you some basics of the Shimmerz Sprays........
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Pearlz: Samrock, Powder puff, Blue By U, Sunnyside Up, Grannie Berrie, Blue Into Town and Carrot Top.