You wouldn’t think that pages this size would include so
many Shimmerz products….but they did. And, I was only too happy to work and include them in my art
journal entry entitled, “We’re all a Little Broken.” One of my favorite things to do when working
in old thrift shop books is to create my own backgrounds. The following Shimmerz products were used to
age the book pages and work with the colors in the photo:
Shimmeringz- Heavy Metal
Vibez – Blushing Bride Spritz – Treasured Hymm
The broken heart chipboard was created with the new
Acritonez self-priming acrylic paint. After applying gesso on top of the
chipboard, add light molding paste over a small pattern stencil and allow the
product to dry. Then apply the Acritonez – Roses are Red paint on top of the
chipboard and molding paste. Then spritz
on some Vibex- Blushing Bride to add some depth in the color. Using a small
paint brush add Inklingz- Brass Knuckles, and Inklingz- I Love You Onyxly
around the raised molding paste patterns to make the molding paste pattern
stand out. Some rich Blingz – Gold Glimmer was lightly added around the
circumference of the broken heart.
And finally, I used another new product, Paste-eez
dimensional paint. This paint was spread over a small heart stencil. When the
product dried, I shaded the three little dimensional hearts with Inklingz- I
Love You Onyxly and a very small paint brush to make them stand out gloriously.
I hope I have inspired you to visit your local thrift shop
and re-purpose an old book using the gorgeous Shimmerz paint line.
Did you hear that Shimmerz Siren Call? Yep, that was me, Joyce, calling out to you
to share in my art design team journey with the luscious Shimmerz Paint
products. Let me share my newest Exquisite Gown page with you on the Shimmerz Paint Blog.
The cooler weather and cool color palette inspires me. This is quite a simply page, but using
monotone colors sometimes can pack a punch of textures and delight.
This photo of a lovely lady in her soft billowing dress in a
winter forest is surrounded by Shimmerz cool color palette of the following
products and colors found at Shimmerz Paint Store:
Spritz: Rocka Fella Blue
Spritz: See Ya Latte
Vibez: Deep Sea Blue
Vibez: Cold As Ice
Paste-eez: Salt of the Sea
Paper Techniques: 9 x 12 Watercolor paper was moistened with
a spritz of water; then a spritz of spray of Rocka Fella Blue and lightly dabbed
off with a moistened sea sponge to leave a mottled effect; let product dry
completely; repeat the same process to
add more depth; add a spritz of spray of both Deep Sea Blue and Cold As Ice and
lightly dab off with a moistened sea sponge and let products dry completely. After all the above, I embossed some white
stamp work for texture. After all the spray work, some separated splatters of
Marshmellow, Rocka Fella Blue and watered down gesso were applied to the paper.
White snowflakes: These were created with a stencil and the
dimensional paint Pastee-eez Salt of the
Sea. Some diamond dust was added on top
of the dimensional paint to make them shimmer.
Some Gum Arabic was added to some Rocka Fella Blue Spritz to add some
stability to paint with on top of the snowflake chipboard pieces on both sides
of the photo.
Textured elements: And finally, Rocka Fella Blue and See Ya Latte
were added to some white mulberry fiber paper for a little texture.
And, if you’re wondering if I really sew that badly, well
no…not really, but sometimes a happy accident can add so much interest.
Come back and visit me on February 15th for more Shimmerz Paint inspiration!