Saturday, March 24, 2018

'Be You' by Niki Rowland: Mixing Products

Hey there Shimmerz Fans! Niki here with you today with this layout that I made using lots of different Shimmerz products.

Firstly I was inspired by the a paper from one of the recent Pinkfresh collections and decided to use that as a base to my layout. I cut part of it out and then placed it onto a white background. My plan was to extend the coloured strips of paper with mixed media products.

I started off by using the packaging technique to apply Vibez in Pop Art Pink and Deep Blue Sea to the white background, as well as some Jilted Jade original Shimmerz. I kept testing out my paper against the background I was creating.

I then added different Dazzlers through stencils in similar colours, again extending the coloured areas. I used Dreamscicle, Sea U in the Mornin', and then I needed a rose gold colour which I didnt have in my stash, so I mixed Foiled Again, Gold Mine and Tutti Fruiti together to create this rose-gold. I then applied this through a stencil too. I then watered it down so that I could use it to add splatters.

Once my background was done and dry, I then added my photo, bits and pieces of ephemera and puffy stickers. I left no room for journaling so added that in right at the very top of the layout.

I hope you've enjoyed my layout today, there is a process video too that can be viewed below.

Products used:
Dazzlers Foiled Again
Dazzlers: Dreamscicle
Dazzlers: Sea U in the Mornin'
Dazzlerz Tutti Fruiti
Texturez: Gold Mine
Original Shimmerz: Jilted Jade
Vibez: Pop Art Pink
Vibez: Deep Blue Sea

Don't forget that if you place an order on the Shimmerz Website and put my name in the comments you will recieve a free gift :) 

Happy scrapping xx

Friday, March 23, 2018

"Hello" Scrapbook Layout | Suzanna Stein

Hey there everyone, Suzanna here! I'm so happy to be back sharing more mixed media inspiration! This is another scrapbook layout I created by bringing a mixed media element into the background using Shimmerz.

As I do with a lot of my projects, I started out by using a craft sponge and Paste-eez Puttin' On the Glitz to add texture to my background. I've found that by doing this, the colors pop more on the page.

Once that was dry, I went in with a couple Creameez and Shimmerz colors. Using a watercolor brush, I added little blobs of color around the outline of where my photo would be going. I started out with the lighter colors and followed up with the darker shades, making sure each layer dried before adding the next. By doing this, I was able to make sure my background colors didn't blend into one "muddy" color.

Once all of the different shades dried, I added my photo and embellishments to the layout. Then, I added my journaling in strips to the left of my photo.

To finish off the layout, I first added splatters of Spritz Chance of Rain. Then, as I usually do in my projects, I added splatters of a vibrant gold acrylic paint mixed with a few drops of water. This gives a really opaque gold tone that matches my gold embellishments perfectly!

I hope this gave you a few ideas to try out on your next scrapbook layout!

- Suzanna

Products Used: Paste-eez Puttin' On The Glitz, Spritz Chance of Rain, Creameez For ShoreCreameez Cheeky PinkInklingz First BlushShimmerz Antique Lace, and Shimmerz Green Olive

Thursday, March 22, 2018

"Dream Big" Art Journal Entry & Exciting Announcement!! | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fanz!
Nicole here and today I have a bright and cheerful art journal layout to share with you! (Be sure to stay with me until the end for an exciting announcement!!!) I don't know about you, but I'm over the snow, done with winter and seriously, I thought it was suppose to be Spring!? As we shovel ourselves out of the 6" of snow, I look at this layout and think, ahh...sunshine, birds and flowers are on the horizon.  It's all uphill from here, right?! Hahaha! Anywho, here is a quick look at my final layout:

I began with a bottle of masking fluid and an old paint brush.  I randomly painted on circles and lines with the masking fluid.  (The masking fluid will ruin your brush, so don't use a good one!) What this does is create a barrier so the surface underneath is protected from other mediums. Once it was dry, I began painting random areas of Spritz in Sapphire, Coloringz in Don't Citron Me and Vibez Sunset Strip. (I mixed the Sapphire and Sunset Strip to get the deeper tone of green, then highlighted that color with the Don't Citron Me color.)  I added several layers of color to some of the circles, drying in between layers. Below you can see the masking fluid still on my page during the drying process:

Once all of the layers of color where completely dry (very important so the colors do not bleed), I then began rubbing my finger over the masking fluid.  This is the fun part! It's almost like rubbing rubber cement off paper! Doing this removes the masking fluid, leaving the background exposed to shine thru your project!  Once all of the dried masking fluid was removed, all that was left was to embellish, doodle and add my title!  Here are the final close ups of my layout:

Here are the links to the products I used today:

  Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope I have inspired you to be colorful and creative!


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fun with Paints and Stencils | Rubeena I.

Hello, Rubeena here from A Rare Ruby with another post as Creative Design Team member! In today's post, I will be using Dazzlers and Texturez paints with stencils on cards. The gorgeous color variety that is available through Shimmerz Paints presents endless possibilities when it comes to using stencils. Here are five projects I created for you:



For the first set of cards, I used a Damask stencil and the gold and silver paints on color cardstock. I added some glitter powder over the stencils for added dimension. Paired with the sentiments, they are some clean and simple but gorgeous cards! I love the look they give on colored cardstock.

For the next card, I used a Mandala stencil and Coral Me Crazy Dazzlerz paint on an entire background. I did add some glitter powder to it, too.

For the next card, I used a leaves stencil and mixed three different Dazzlerz on kraft cardstock. I used Lemon Drop, Sour Apple and Jelly Bean Green and sprinkled some glitter powder. I trimmed the kraft cardstock down and mounted it on my white cardbase with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment to finish it off.

And for my last card, I used a rainbow palette with Watercolor Stripes stencil. I added some dark watercolor splatters once the paints dried. I trimmed down the base and added it to black cardstock base. I finished it off with a black word die-cut.

I hope you were inspired and that you'll want to try some of your own. If so, be sure to tag me on social media to share with me. If you place an order, don't forget to mention my name Rubeena in the notes to get yourself a freebie! Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring flowers | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It's Anna here with new art journal page. I can't wait for the sprint to come and color this grey world around me. I hate winter and it's always hard for me to stay cheerful during long winter evenings. I am trying to stay positive by making a lot of rainbow projects including my latest art journal page. I was inspired by the flowers I was and I wanted to try making them in my journal.

I started this spread with mists applied with brush like watercolor. 

After sketching few flowers I applied white acrylic paint first. Then I mixed leftover mists with some more white paint and I received new, fun acrylics

Between each layer I used my heat gun to dry the page. It prevented flowers from smudging. I finished flowers using colorful Shimmerz paints.

As always I recorded a video for you, so you can follow my process.

Don't forget to mention my name "Anna" while placing an order in Shimmerz Shop. You will get free mini product. How cool is that?

Here is the list of Shimmerz products I used in my project:
Spritz - Chick-a-dee

Thank you for stopping by and see you next month with some more mixed media fun.