Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Swatching Creameez and Shimmerz | Simone Schermann

Hello Shimmerz Fans. Even though I am not an art journaler I love watching other artist share their journaling process on youtube. This is how I found this idea that I had to try when I recently received a small package full of Creameez and Shimmerz. As I told you in my very first blogpost for Shimmerz in the beginning of the year, I am still new to mixed media and all the beautiful products Shimmerz offers and so I wanted to test out these paints before adding more of them to my stash. And let me just tell you, I'm in love!

Instead of swatching my paints on a piece of paper, I followed an idea that I saw James Burke do in one of his recent videos. He jokingly called it "Neighborhood Swatch Tutorial". The rectangular swatches are arranged horizontally across your paper and colors are repeated, then using a pen, all you do is draw quirky houses on top of the rectangles. And that is basically it!

If you have ever watched from the sidelines (like me) when others just do and create beautiful artwork and itched to try but never knew how and where to start, this is another way of dipping your toes. You do not need a lot of supplies: use paints you have on hand, mists like the Vibes and Coloringz or paints like the Creameez, Shimmerz or Inklingz work perfectly fine for this. You only need three of four different colors, a paint brush and paper and a pen. I, again, used what I had on hand, a black Sharpie Pen.

After my first try in the sketch book that I usually use to swatch paints which I was basically doing as well, I decided that I loved this so much, I would do another set of houses in my weekly traveler's notebook insert. I cannot wait to share this page with you on instagram once it is finished!

Here is a link to my process video on youtube. If you place an order in the Shimmerz Store, don't forget to mention my name Simone in the comments at checkout to receive a free mini surprise product! Thanks for stopping by today!
Creameez - Ride the Tide, Boogie Boardin' Blue, Daffodil, 1 Hot Mama
Shimmerz - Key Lime

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bloom and grow | Anna Komenda

Hello Shimmerz fans. It's Anna here with my next project created with gorgeous Shimmerz paints and mists. Today I want to share with you a floral page with pretty cut file. The color palette I chose for this page is not typical for me. I usually prefer much brighter shaded with a lot of pink and yellow :)

I was inspired by the picture of my daughter wearing a blue T shirt having all the flowers and trees in the background. 

I stared with creating a background using mists and paints applied directly to the paper without adding any gesso. I also added a fun layer of glittery Pasteez through the stencil.

Using mists like paints by applying them with brush is my favorite way of spreading my supplies. You can easily mix Spritz and Vibez with Inklingz and Creameez and you will get pretty watercolor effects.

As always I have a process video for you. You can follow me and recreate this page.

Products used:
Creameez: Lapis dance

Thank you for stopping by.
Remember to mention "Anna" in the comment section while placing your order at Shimmerz Store to get a free mini product.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Be Like A Peacock Art Journal Layout | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz fans!

Nicole here and today I'm breaking the barrier  for an art journal layout using papers that are out of my comfort zone! I was inspired all by a single piece of paper from Maggie Holmes for this project! Here's a look at my final entry:

I began by creating my background with Coloringz Peachy Keen, Spritz Sapphire, Vibez Snow Way Man and Inklingz colors Green Goddess, Blue Lagoon and Greener Pastures. I really had no pattern or method as to how I applied the colors. I just put color on my page and sometimes that's what it takes for my ideas to flow!

The peacock was taken from a 6x6 paper pad and I really had to fussy cut him out. I used his surroundings on the same paper to create a small scene on the left.  On the right of the page, I used bits and pieces of ephemera, a tag and gold leaves to create a cluster. With the left side of my page appearing heavy, I wanted the right to feel similar. To finish my layout, I used alpha stickers and a gold glitter pen to create my title. Here are some close ups of the finished project:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope you got inspired!

Monday, April 16, 2018


Hi everyone! Melissa here with my second design team page of April, for Shimmerz Paints! 
If you like paint, you will love these colors, and the type called Shimmerz is thick, ready made, and has an intense shimmer.The Inklingz are very shimmery too and are watercolors, you just spritz some water on top, and wait for a couple minutes for the paint to activate. Depending on how much water you use, the result can be thick, or thin. 

Here's how I made this page:
I mounted the photo on watercolor paper. I cut up die cuts,mostly Spellbinders, and put them around the pic. 

I stenciled on a clockface and bee using texture paste and a credit card.

I used double sided foam tape and put the pic with layers of foam core board on the sheet of Tattered Garden paper by 49 and Market. I like using tape because if I change my mind about design, it's easy to adjust, rather than tearing the paper by something that's glued on.

I added some big things like shells, glass pebbles, and flowers to support the die cut layers. There are metal pieces from Finnabair at the upper left and lower right corners. I painted the dusty attic chipboard and applied a thick layer of  Clear Rock Candy. For the paint I used Greener Pastures Inklingz first, then while it was wet, dropped in Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz. You put a bunch on your brush and touch the green paint and the copper color flows right in. Be careful not to move the color around too much with your brush. I cut the Dusty Attic chipboard up and put it all over the page. I added Dear John Letter Inklingz to it, gold mica powder, and a mix of purple and blue mica powder. 

I painted the die cuts with Teal The End Of Time Shimmerz, and Greener Pastures. After I glued on micro beads and vintage glass glitter I painted on I Love You Onyxly Inklingz,I topped it with Imperial Amethyst Inklingz,a mix of watercolor crayons, and purple alcohol ink. 

I added gold mica powder to the die cuts, and also Dear John Letter. The copper and gold mica powder at the top was kind of covered up by stamped on Tsukineko chalk ink. I used a leaf stamp from Petite Poppies and sprinkled on mica powder over versamark.  Once I brushed off all the excess mica the images were too bright for the page. I smudged and inked over a lot of it.

I added a number of things for visual interest: the Tim Holtz metal butterfly, dried and pressed flowers,Spanish moss, and lichen I've collected, micro beads, vintage glass glitter, seed beeds, a few pearls, rhinestones, and Prima flowers.

A metal discovery tag by Tim Holtz, a couple fussy cuts fairies from G45, threads from plain and dyed gauze, fussy cut images of suns and moons from Stamperia paper, sequins, bling,new and old jewelry type items.

The bird at the bottom is a sticker with a clear background by 13 Arts. The title sticker is from 7 Dots.

Cut up lace, tulle, a little stencil work at the lower left and upper right corners using  Texturez Gold Mine,an art deco style costume jewelry earring art deco, from my sister in law. 

The little brass purse is from Vintaj. The green gem below it is Swarovski.  I used some green and white ball things from fall and holiday clearance flowers from Hobby Lobby.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Favorite Day | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all!  I'm so happy to be sharing another scrapbook process video with you!  I am so happy that it's Spring and all of the colors that I've chosen for this layout just scream Spring!  I wanted to create a soft, whimsy layout and I think I achieved it! Let me know what you think! Here are the products that I used:

Dazzlerz Spun Sugar
Coloringz Oh Say Can U Sea
Vibez Frost Bite and Egg Noggin'
Spritz Cotton Candy
Inklingz Miner, Miner 49er

One of my favorite things to do is to create my own embellishments with Shimmerz and my paper punches. I have a Silhouette but I actually prefer to use my punches for these.  It makes me feel good that my punches are actually getting some use and it's honestly quicker for me.  The other day I wanted to change things up so I used vellum instead of normal white cardstock or watercolor paper.  I sprayed different colors onto the vellum and cut out some butterfly shapes.  I layered each one, added some white thread and secured it all with my tiny attacher.  I love how they came out!

Do you see that gorgeous texture?  That's Dazzlers in Spun Sugar. I love the subtle look it gives!

For a more step by step process of this layout, please check out the link below!  Don't forget to mention my name in the comments section when placing your order and they'll send you a freebie!