Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ODBD Anniversary Celebration! And a Tutorial on SHimmerZ!

WOW! Have you heard the news? Our Daily Bread Designs is having a BIRTHDAY PARTAY! You are invited to celebrate with us of course! In fact, I'm giving away one of the party favors myself! Maybe that's why you're here?
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.
video
~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 mixing it with another water-based medium
~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!)
All week long the ODBD design team is giving away Our Daily Bread stamp sets. Kelley is letting me give away this awesome HOPE stamp set. Imagine the different ways you can use this ribbon!
(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!
~Angel
Card Recipe:
Stamps~ Hope (ODBD)
Ink~ Palette Black Noir
Paper~ Paper Trey White, Black
Accessories~ Opal & Flashee Fuchsia Shimmerz, Paper Piercer, Textured Trios ribbon, Flower punches

90 comments:

Lara's Laugh Lines said...

~*Brilliant!*~

I've read a lot about shimmerz, but it was great to see your video. I thought opal or sky blue would be my favourite colours until I watched you use the golden wheat!

TFS and Happy Birthday ODBD!

Peggy Maier said...

Wow... those are really pretty colors, but I think I would use the bubblegum color most. SO pretty!

Judy Rozema said...

What a gorgeous card, Angel, and a SUPER DUPER tutorial!!! I love what you did and your pictures are wonderful!! Thanks for all the ideas!!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow!!! Your video tutorial is awesome and so are your projects!!! I haven't tried the splatter technique...but I will now! You know me...I love Shimmerz! I have almost all of them, but I tend to use Angel Wings the most. {hugs}

Michelle said...

I loved your tutorial on the Shimmerz. I love the pink, bubble gum and sugar plum colors. Neat idea.

Michelle

~Shade of my Heart~ said...

I have got to get some some of that wonderful stuff!!!
My favorite is a tie between Aqua Marine and Angel Wings. I LOVE anything aqua, but I see SO many potentials for Angel Wings!!!
WHAT FUN!!!

Dawn said...

Angel! thanks for all the great shimmerz tips! I need to use mine more. hope your dh doesn't mind you using his toothbrush...his co-workers probably wonder how/why his teeth shimmerz!! hahahaha

and thanks for the chance to win, I LOVE ODBD!!

Ruthie said...

My Fav SHimmerez is KEY LIME ...
love your site and all you share with us!

Susan M Europe said...

I love the angel wings color it would be very versatile.Thankks for chance of blog candy and thanks for a great blog!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial!! I've heard about Shimmerz A LOT, but haven't seen them in Australia yet - it's nice to know more on how to use them!!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

You did and awesome on that tutorial Angel. I will have to try it! Love your card, it is so pretty!

Kelley said...

Angel, I had no idea you could use Shimmerz in so many ways! What a wonderful research job you have done. Your post is truly amazing and your card is beautiful! You are such an "angel" and I love being able to call you my friend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Angel this is great. I love the shimmer. My fav is the Angel Wings. THanks for the link to the site with what color each ribbon stands for. I am gonna check that out too. :0)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog and beautiful card too, Angel. Thanks for the great tut on so many different ways to use the Shimmerz. My fav is Angel Wings. Thanks for the chance to win your great blog candy too. Phyllis M.

Gretchen said...

I love shimmerz! I've got the color opal and have used it only to color my primas but with your tutorial, I'm going to try these other ideas! I think I would like to get the candlelight color next! Thanks for the great ideas!

Yosha said...

wow! first time I've heard of this product. I think my first purchase will be Angel wings. It's a nice base colour to start with!

Thanks for the ideas!

Cheers,

KelleySkowronek said...

Angel,

I liked the burgundy shimmerz color best -it will be beautiful with navy blue and cream. I really like the simple cards on your site. I don't often get the chance to check out the blogs...Have blessed day!
Kelley

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I'm having a hard time deciding. I like Opal, Sky Blue, & Candle Light.

Jazy Girl said...

I like candlelight....so warm!

seamom said...

Thanks for the tutorial on Shimmerz. I have wondered what the excitement was all about... Now I know!
My favorite color? That's hard. They are all beautiful. So I thought about it this way: If I could buy only 1, which would it be? I decided on "Angel Wings" because you said Shimmerz can be mixed with other mediums, like paints - which would enable me to create other colors!
I think though that in reality I would NEED=WANT lots of Shimmerz colors.

Kat said...

I love Shimmerz and want all of them! If I were picking out one today from the ODBD store, though, I think I'd pick pink. Love your blog! And happy birthday ODBD!

K Low said...

Thanks for a great tutorial! I especially like how you matched your splattered background to your punched flowers.
I think my favorite two Shimmerz colors are Celery and Royal Red.

Carolyn said...

Great tutorial. Thank you. I really like the Angel Wings Shimmerz the most I think.

Lisa L. said...

Thanks for the great info about Shimmerz! My favorite (for now anyway!) is Wintergreen Blingz.

Dianne said...

I have some of the Shimmerz and they are beautiful I guess Aqua Marine would be my favorite, but I like the pink and angel wings also.
BTW, great tutorial.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Angel, Great job on the tutorial!! YOur video was super!! Lots of neat ideas!! your card is gorgeous!!

~hugs
Chris

Angella D. Crockett said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, Angel! Wow, you've opened my eyes to all of the possibilities! I recently purchased my first jar, but will have to go shopping for more now!!!

Sonya said...

I have wanted to try these for some time - after seeing your tutorial and all of your great suggestions, I gotta have 'em!!! I think my favorite is the pink :)
This ODBD stamp set is awesome - Thanks for the chance!

Char in So Cal said...

The Shimmerz are so much fun to work with! Thanks for the tutorial!

I think the Aqua Marine Shimmerz is my FAVE color with the Bubble Gum a close second.

Thanks for the op to win!

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

G'ma said...

Royal Red would be my favorite. I will have to give those a try. Thanks for your tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Blue is my favorite color of all times; therefore, I choose Sky Blue as my favorite Shimmerz color. They are all so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow that shimmer is soo pretty, My favorite would have to be the royal red, it would look awesome on flowers!! Judy L Rozema
rozeview@sympatico.ca

Michelle said...

I'm really drawn to Angel Wings. Thanks for the chance to win!

Your creations are all beautiful!

Cathy said...

Thank you for introducing me to Shimmerz. It looks amazing. I would have to say that my color choice would be Angel Wings, but it really is soooo hard to pick.

Sandee said...

I love your card and the shimmerz! How beautiful!

leenda said...

Key Lime! Thanks for all these fabulous Shimmerz tips & inspiration!

Marsha said...

This product looks like fun. Spiced Cider looks like a great color to have. I'm sure I could work it into Auumn cards (my favorite season) Thanks for introducing this product with your great tutorial.

sonya_59457@yahoo.com said...

Ohhhh so pretty! I love the aqua marine color!

Creative Mish said...

I have two colors, and really want more. I'm thinking that Flashee Fushsia looks fabulous!!!!!! coming in second the Hottie Pink.

And the stamp set you're giving away is awesome. I have a friend that just finished her 2nd round of chemo from breast cancer. and another that just found a lump from her mammogram last week. she has to have more tests..

Rita said...

Thank you for the tutorial on using the Shimmerz . . . and thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy. My favorite color of Shimmerz is Candle Light.

Crafty Cath said...

Great tutorial Angel. Thanks! My fav would be Angel Wings. I've seen it used in so many ways that it is definately tops on my wish list. (of course if a different color made it's way into my hands - I'd probably keep it!)

Have a great day!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Great ideas and project using Shimmerz. I've heard about the stuff but had no idea how to use it or that it was non-toxic and waterbased. Can't wait to try it on alternate surfaces. Favorite color (today at least - lol!) is Sunflower although Periwinkle and Angel wings look pretty cool too. Oh heck I can think of uses for them all!

Lenoria said...

I love the Angel Wings shimmers because it is so versatile and it puts such a nice glow to everything! Thanks for a chance to win "candy".

SueB said...

hmmnn ... my fav's candle light, green olive, golden wheat, indigo, royal red, sun flower! I don't have any yet but they're REALLY tempting me!

congrats on the video!

later, 'gator!

Jennifer said...

Oh,those shimmers look wonderful! And the candy you are giving away is aweseome. I think my favorite color is aqua marine. Thank you!

Jennifer
syftk@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm, hard choice but I would have to say bubble gum! Or Burgandy! or Angle Wings! I love them all.

Mary Rae

Dani said...

Awesome job on the tutorial. I may just have to buy some shimmerz now! LOL! When I do I will have to get Angel Wings. I already have so many ideas for it...

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I think my favourite shimmerz would have to be Angel Wings because of the sheer versatility of it. Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

nancy morgan said...

AWESOME job, love the tutorial. I learned some new things. Your video was really good. It was fun to hear your sweet voice. Can't believe you did that in one take...you're good!!

hugs, nancy

Megan said...

All of the colors are awesome but to chose one color I would say Burgandy.

TinaH said...

My favorite color would have be Angel Wings - I think it offers the most possibilities! Plus, since you are Angel, and this is your blog, what better color to choose than Angel Wings! Thanks for the chance to win.

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Wow, wow, wow Angel!!! Awesome tut with some handy tips!! So good to hear your voice! Thanks for sharing!
--Becca

Tami said...

I have a few of these shimmerz and my fave is the pixie dust. It adds the right amount of "bling"

Sarastamps said...

I like ANgel's Wings!

Sara Shepherd

Betty T said...

Wow so many colors to choose from! I think the new gold glimmer is so elegant - lots of possibilities with that! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Marcia L. said...

Wonderful tutorial.
My favorite Shimmers is Angel Wings

jeannen2 said...

Well, I have to say I already have the Hope set, but I really wanted to comment on your Shimmerz tutorial! Loved the idea of using it on the flowers especially! TFS! Jeanne

Kathy H said...

Thanks for all the info. I have a few of the shimmerz and my favorite right now is Angel wings...Thanks Kathy Hering...

Nancy said...

This was a tough call between Angel wings and Opal, but Angel Wings won out.

Amy Sheffer said...

Angel, your tutorial on Shimmerz is SUPERB! So many great ideas you've shared - thanks! Amazing job!!

Jodi said...

I love the look of Shimmerz, and they are on my wish list. I think my favorite is Angel Wings, just because, for one just starting out with Shimmerz, it is the most versatile. However, I do love a lot of the colors, and don't plan to stop with just one.

Teresa said...

I love all of the colors but tend to like aqua marine best. Thanks for the tutorial and opportunity!

Teresa

Kim P said...

I had never seen how Shimmerz works...on my wish list now!

I LOVE the Candle Light color...warm and gentle!!

Kelcey said...

Wow love the cards I like the Angel Wings. simple but pretty touch.
Thanks
Candyce Mathews

My Paper Adventures said...

I LOVE your video tutorial, Angel! And you sound just the sweetest!! You are the queen of the Shimmerz!

Lori said...

Ooooo...I like all the Shimmerz! But being that my fav color is Burgundy, I would have to say that's my ultimate fav. I have never used Shimmerz, but with all these great ideas it looks like they will be added to my never-ending wishlist!

Lori

StampinCathy said...

What a great tutorial. There are so many fabulous colors. I would have to go with Angel Wings. Thanks so much for a chance.

Beebug said...

Love the Shimmerz colors - My favorite is burgandy.

Jenny said...

Beautiful!! I love coloring with shimmerez!!! Jenny

Jenny said...

Beautiful!!! I love coloring with shimmerz!!!!!! Jenny

Patti said...

I like the Ultra Marine Shimmerz from the picture.

Maxine said...

Love all the shimmerz colours, but I think sugar plum has to be THE colour for me :-).

Thank you for your tutorial.

Maxine

Linda Bandow said...

Love Pixie Dust.....and would love to wind the blog candy

Sheri said...

I love the flower palette you did with the Shimmerz. I would say the opal is my favorite.

~Q~ said...

Opal would be my favorite color - adds a bit more shimmer with a bit of color. Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

Cheri Howard said...

I love Shimmerz! I love the way I can customize flowers, papers or color stamps with it. I always keep one of each primary color on hand so I can mix colors if needed. But I also love to keep December Sky blingz, Angel Wings and Mocha around, too! Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em!

Lynne Phelps said...

Angel Wings! Such a versatile color, you can use it with any shade.

mustangsarah said...

Love all the shimmerz but have to say I would use angel wings the most.

Sue D said...

Hard to pick a favorite but I like Iced Lavender.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

P Myers said...

Wow ! What a great tutorial. I have never used Shimmerz, but it is now on my list. I think my favorite is Candlelight. I t juse reminds me of the warm glow of a candle. Guess that is why they called it Candlelight.

ny2tx_patti said...

I think that I like the sunflower color the best!

Gramtrannydoc's Scrappin Site said...

Love those Shimmerz!! My favorite has to be Angel Wings!!!!!!!!!

ruth said...

I like a few of them...Ultra marine seems really rich...

Kaye W. said...

I love the look of these shimmerz! My favorite color would probably be the lilac with the periwinkle coming in at a close second!

InkHearts said...

your cards are lovely, thanks for the chance to win.

Blessings!

Diamondangelfish said...

Love your shimmers tutorials! I didn't know there were as many uses for it. Thanks for sharing!
I think mine will be Candle Light. I just got it and Butter Cream to try.
Yvonne Woods

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Fabulous video tutorial and lots of wonderful ideas! I'll have to try a few for sure! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Loved the tutorial. TFS Thanks for sharing your blog.
Anne (lilorphannie63@sbcglobal.net)

artfulwhimsies said...

angel wings is the one I would choose first!!!

Marie G said...

Absolutely wonderful
I can not wait to use these colors.
My favorite would be Ultra Marine.
Marie