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

Monday, January 30, 2017

Shimmerz Paints Valentine Set on Sale

Shimmerz Paints Valentine Sale is going on now!
For just $19.95 you can have this pretty set of shimmering colors
in time for your Valentine creations.
Head on over to the store here.

And watch for my
Valentine post on the Shimmerz Blog
and on my blog
on February 15th for some hearty inspiration.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Messy Threads

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
Creameez: Marshmellow

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.

Snowflake Chipboard:  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!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

When it Hurts...Observe. Life if Trying to Teach You Something

Hello Friends! 
Here's a little sneak peak of my latest work
created as a Design Team Member
for Shimmerz Paints.

Join me here as I am up on the Shimmerz Paints Blog
sharing close-ups, some techniques, and Shimmerz Products used
to create this art journal entry.
See  you there.

Products used on this Project are found in the Shimmerz Paint Store: 
Vibes- Plum Tuckered Out
Vibes- Blushing Bride
Spritz- Plum Pudding
Spritz- Rocka-Fella Blue
Shimmerz- Berry-Licious
Inglingz – Ruby Lost Her Slipper
Inglingz –Precious Posey
Paste-eez –The “Cream” Team

For more inspiration from my fellow arty friends at Shimmerz, check them out here on Facebook.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Big Plans for 2017 at Shimmerz Paints!

Happy 2017, friendz! 
We have something exciting up our sleeves here at Shimmerz Paints! We can't "spill" quite yet, but make sure you're following us on Instagram and "Like" us on Facebook to get all the details for JANUARY 5th! It's gonna be a BIG one!