Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fun with shimmer paints!

Thank you to all you wonderful stampers who graced my family with so many prayers when my father-in-law passed away last week! I'm anxious to get back to stamping and blogging - 2 great escapes for me during all this stress. Hopefully you'll see more frequent posts!

My next round of stamp club started tonight with 7 repeat members and 2 new members (shout out to Barb and Stacy!). After seeing all the wonderful things you can do with the new shimmer paints at the demonstrator regional conference in Cincinnati last month, I knew it would be the perfect product to feature tonight! I showed 2 ways of using the paints: as a layer over a stamped image and as a shimmer mist.

The first card was Thanksgiving-themed and features the delicate new Autumn Splendor stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. We stamped the leaf with Always Artichoke and then again with Champagne Mist shimmer paint (using a stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement). It's hard to tell in the picture, but the leaf is so beautifully shimmery!

The second card features shimmer mist. To create the mist, you combine Isopropyl Alcohol (I used 91%) and drops of Frost White shimmer paint. Mix it well and then spray your cardstock. We used a heat tool to speed up the drying process before embossing and punching. Oooh, what a gorgeous effect! Lots of shimmer but no mess like glitter can make!

I hope you like the projects as much as my stamp club members did! Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Falling Leaves
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Very Vanila
Ink: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke
Accessories: stamp-a-ma-jig, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, sponge dauber, Kraft taffeta ribbon, mini glue dots, sponges, stampin' dimensionals

Stamps: Berry Christmas
Cardstock: Garden Green, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Garden Green
Accessories: ornament punch, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Frost shimmer paint, stampin' dimensionals, heat tool, Isopropyl Alcohol

1 comment:

Kathy W said...

ohhhh, so glad you can click on image and see close up- now I get what all the hoopla is about. hopefully at Portland this weekend we will get some tutorials in using it.


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