Daily Archives: August 26, 2009

All that Shimmerz

I love trying out new products so when Shimmerz Paints team paired up with Cornish Heritage Farms for a fun swap, I wanted to sign up for the fun! One of the products I received are Shimmerz Paints. These are little pots of liquid paint with shimmer in them. I have the blue and cream pots and thought this image would work well with them. It’s a sneak peek at Kim Hughes next stamp set, Winter Trees. Is that snowman not absolutely adorable or what?! I’m sneaking a little early so shh….don’t tell on me! 😉 It was on my desk and the colors were perfect and I just couldn’t resist!

This design is part of a fun stamp and shimmer blog hop. Next on the hop list is the wonderful and talented Becky Olsen. Make sure you hop over and give her a little love. :)

Winter Shimmerz Card

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You can see the shimmer best in the below picture. I painted the blue Shimmerz paint on the scarf and painted most of the snowman with cream to get a shimmery shadow and depth.The Shimmerz paints are super easy to use. I simply dipped in a watercolor brush and painted them on. To add more color to my design, I pulled out my Copic markers and added in the red, orange and greens. The fun part is the cream Shimmerz paint is fairly translucent and I was able to paint over the Copic marker color and add glittery highlights to the colored sections of the image.

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Quick Tip: Shake your Shimmerz bottles and pots  well before using to ensure the shimmer is well mixed in.

Stamps: Winter Trees (Kim Hughes line) by CHF – to be released September

Ink: Black Memento by Tsukineko

Paper: Simply Smooth white cardstock by CHf, textured white & kraft cardstock by Bazzill, patterned paper by Basic Grey

Other: sewing machine, Nestability Die by Spellbinders, I Top by , ribbon by Rusty Pickle, bling by Prima, Copic Markers, blue & cream shimmerz paint

Have a creative day!

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