Well, I also have a fun tutorial for you too so I'll start there. We'll come back to the blog candy, I promise!!
If you haven't heard of Shimmerz brand paints you are REALLY missing out!
They are one of the hottest products in the stamping community and good news for you- The Our Daily Bread Designs store carries the entire line of Shimmerz Paints!
I want to tell you a little bit about Shimmerz today and just some of the many uses for them!
Shimmerz come in a little plastic pot that holds .25 oz. of this magical paint!
I've painted some plain white silk daisies with all of the different colors of Shimmerz that I own just to introduce you to the shimmer! I've found that Shimmerz dry quite quickly but if you spill a little, it will wipe right off with a wet rag.
Talk about versatility! Here are just some of the many ways you can use your Shimmerz:
~Stamp an image and color in with Shimmerz as your medium
~Shimmerize your designer papers by painting a layer of Shimmerz over the top
~Shimmerize your cardstock and punch shapes out of it
(The punched images from this paper are seen on my project that follows.)
~Edge your paper with shimmerz for a lovely border
~Stipple Shimmerz paint onto your card or project
~Stipple over a mask or stencil to leave a shape on your project
~Paint your embellishments with Shimmerz like I did with the daisies.
You can also paint buttons, brads, chipboard, punched elements, beads, ribbon, stitching and more!
~Use it to highlight areas after coloring an image
~Splatter it onto your project
Here is a short little video to explain this cool technique. PLEASE don't be too critical. I went with my first take here.
~Stamp with it! Use it in connection with a chalk ink or use it as your ink just like you would acrylic paints by painting it onto the stamp.
In this sample, I have inked the image with Chalk ink and painted Celery Shimmerz over it with a sponge brush, then stamped it onto white cardstock.
~Use it on your black and white photos to add just a pop of color!
~Use it on paper, acetate, metal, plastic, porcelain or vellum!
~Try adding Crystal Effects over the top for SHINY, Shimmery FUN!
A few tips!
Shake your jar and paint from the lid!
A little can go a long way.
Use a paint brush OR an empty aqua painter for coloring with Shimmerz
Different brushes or applicators can give different effects!
Allow one color to dry before using an another color to avoid mixing.
Replace your cap tightly or you may have a pretty work surface! (learned that one the hard way!)
(I found a site that actually lists all of the colors of awareness ribbons and what they stand for. Click Here to go to that site!)
I've made 2 cards using the fabulous Shimmerz along with the Hope set!
I'll show you one today and one tomorrow! For this card I painted a quarter sheet of white cardstock with Shimmerz-one in Opal and one in Flashee Fuchsia. I punched some flowers from the shimmerized paper and layered them on a panel that I'd splattered with Shimmerz in the same 2 colors. (see the video for instructions) I wish you could see it in real life. Shimmerz is lovely, but you really can't capture it very well in photos!
Here is a close-up where I've tried!Back to the blog candy!
To be entered to win today, visit the Our Daily Bread site and then come back and let me know what your favorite Shimmerz color they carry is!
For another entry, come back tomorrow and comment on tomorrow's post!
Using random.org, I'll draw a winner on Thursday (March 19th) after my TOPS meeting.
Amy is also helping celebrate the ODBD anniversary today with a great tutorial using the Scor-Pal. Be sure to visit her as well! There is lots of fun going on all week and then a fun surprise on Tuesday, March 17th. Visit the ODBD blog to find out more!
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll see you tomorrow!
Stamps~ Hope (ODBD)
Ink~ Palette Black Noir
Paper~ Paper Trey White, Black
Accessories~ Opal & Flashee Fuchsia Shimmerz, Paper Piercer, Textured Trios ribbon, Flower punches