Quotes

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Maple Leaves, Shimmerz Paints, and Tim Holtz Tickets

Hello my art friends!
I am up on Shimmerz Paints Blog today
sharing these maple leaf embellishments using
Shimmerz Paints
and Tim Holtz Tickets.
Come on by and I'll
tell you how I created them.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Shimmerz Paints Design Team Post - An Arty Mixed Media Tag


Hello Blog Friends!
Today, I'm up on the Shimmerz Paints Blog
sharing my Lawrence Alma -Tadema inspired
tag using some yummy, creamy colors.
Come on over to Shimmerz 
and I'll tell you what products I used.
See you there!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Autumn Tags a Shimmerz Paints Design Team Project

Autumn is my favorite time of year! 
Now, and when I was a kid,
if I find a pile of faded dead fall leaves in my walking path,
I stomp on them just to hear the crunchy noise they made under my shoes.
and I tell you what products I used to create these autumn tags.

Thanks for visiting.




Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ideas you can use with Office Metal Tags on your art Projects!



Hello my arty friends!
Here are a few examples of what you can do with Office Metal Tags
for your junk journals, and/or scrapbooking pages.
Spritz your favorite mist, or tea stain the white
portion of the office metal tag; then apply some digi paper, or stamp
an image on top of the tag; add a fussy cut an element; and finally apply
some Shimmerz Paints, Pasteez-Sale of the Earth to
seal your applications and it will render a cool
faux encaustic look without the hassle of real encaustic wax.
The butterfly example above is the result of a heavy application of
Pasteez-Salt of the Earth.

A selection of sizes of the Office Metal Tags 
can be purchased at
A Tattered Dream on Etsy here.
Not only can you purchase office metal tags in a variety of sizes,
but the shop has an abundance of trims, fibers, and
junk journal papers too. 

Thank you for letting me share. 



Sunday, September 24, 2017

Shabby Chic Summer Place Junk Journal and new You Tube Channel


Summer’s over but I’m not quite done with it yet.
Today I'm sharing my shabby chic Summer Place Junk Journal. 
It’s stuffed with old things I used to hold dear:
a collage featuring an old ticket to a play I attended;
stained Battenburg doily;
Pansies I dried years ago and now have a home in my journal;
a letter from Grandma which included a dollar to buy ice cream on the way home from the neighborhood pool;
a post card from my favorite Pre-Raphaelite Artist;
and some music sheet to, “ A Summer Place” by Percy Faith. 
When I was a young child, my mom would play this song when she set up to oil paint
or do some chores.
Then and today, it still resonates with me.
I feel all is right in the world and it still brings a tear to my eye. 
I can't use my theme some to a Summer Place on YouTube, so I had to choose another classical piece of music to use in stead. Thanks for viewing with me.




All the chipboard, and linen fabric in the junk journal was treated with yummy, creamy Shimmerz Paints.

Let me tell you what I used.
Chipboard:
Acritonez-Three Sheets to the Wind
Inklingz – Pugnacious Purple, Precious Posey, and I Love you Onyxly
Shimmerz – Orchid-stra

Button:
Blingz- Gold Glimmer
Shimmer – Berry-licious

Coffee dyed paper and white linen fabric:   I combined the following two products to achieve a dusty lilac color.
Vibez- Princess
Shimmeringz-Heavy Metal


Some close ups.









Thanks for letting me share with you.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Arty Tag for Shimmerz Paints


Hello everyone!
I am up on the Shimmerz Paints Blog today
sharing an Arty Tag made with
Texturez. 
Texturez is this versatile product
that will render either a crackle effect, 
or a highly textured effect.
Stop by and let me show you
how you can achieve both effects using
this one product.

See you here.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dress Pattern Vintage Tags for Shimmerz Paints Design Team Project


Sharing some dress pattern vintage tags with you here today using Shimmerz Paint Products.


Pattern paper was applied on cardstock and sewn along the edges. Some Spritz Truffle, Shimmeringz Bronze Bombshell was spritz on top of the tags and allowed to dry.  Some Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts was applied with a wet brush on top of the spritz.  Apply your favorite stamp,  white embossing powder and set with a heat gun.  One of the tags has a little postage stamp collage on top.

These tags quite simple to create and they look vintage enough to insert in my next vintage junk journal.

Thanks for letting me share with you, and stop by and visit Shimmerz Paints to find more inspiration and some new products too.