Painting with Shimmer Paints

Monday, March 12, 2012

Today is my techie class and one of the techniques we will be doing today is Painting with the Shimmer Paints.
Here is the card they will be making:

This technique is very easy and gives a great shimmer and shine to your stamped images. I am not a watercolorist so I love to use this technique on line image stamps. You can use either Frost White or Champagne shimmer paint to do this technique. I do think that the frost white tones down your ink colors so you really can get 2 different color tones from 1 re-inker bottle.

Take empty embossing containers or brad containers and mix shimmer paint and any color re-inker together to create your different paint colors. You can also mix it on top of a stamp box but it won’t keep; it will keep for quite a while in a container with a lid. Stamp your line image onto your card stock using craft ink and then emboss. On my sample I stamped the image using Black Craft ink and embossed with black embossing powder. The re-inker colors I used were Regal Rose and Certainly Celery.

Here is a close up of the shimmer painted flowers:

Yes we are using the Double “D” Bow maker in the class as well; they are uisng it to create the double bow. If you haven’t heard about the Double “D” Bow Maker click on the image in the right hand side bar.

Also don’t forget to check out the FREEBIE for the week.

Thanks for stopping by,
Glenda

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