Hi friends! Recently, I was given the opportunity to play with some of the different varieties of paints from Shimmerz. I’m always up for playing with new watercoloring mediums, and if they have sparkle…. well, let’s just say I was excited at the prospect. 😉 Now, if you’re not familiar with these paints, check out their website. SO many fun colors and styles, and so.much.sparkle!
For the next three days, I will have a sort of “mini-series” devoted to my projects created with these fabulously shimmery paints.
For my first project in this little series, I chose to work with one of the new-to-me sets from Honey Bee Stamps: Zen Bouquet. I’ve been dying to watercolor this beautiful set since I first laid eyes on it, and this was the perfect excuse to do so! Now, as with any new medium, I wanted to just practice a little and kind of play around with them, find the little quirks and unique properties about the paints. So, for this project, I just heat embossed the main Zen Bouquet image on some watercolor card stock (I just used a scrap that I had lying about) and dabbled paint here and there, not really trying to focus on shading or anything, just enjoying adding color. For this image, I focused on some pretty purples, silvers, and blue-y greens to match the Fresh Lilac Mix from Honey Bee Stamps. I used Corney Flower Blue, Spotlight White, and Blue Lagoon Inklingz from Shimmerz, as well as Hi Ho Silver Blingz and Orchidstra Shimmerz to add color to this super detailed image.
After I had added all of the color to my background, I decided to take the sparkly nature of the paints one step further and make it into a shaker card. I die cut a pretty teal frame from some card stock using the A2 Stitched dies from Honey Bee. I added acetate and dimensional adhesive behind the teal frame, then filled it with the Fresh Lilac sequins mix from Honey Bee.
For the greeting, I die cut the layered Happy die in coordinating shades of lavender, teal, and shimmering silver card stock and added an “anniversary” on a strip of pale gray card stock over the top to create a floating sentiment across the top of the shaker.
And that’s it for my first project using these delightful little paints! I hope you enjoyed it, and if you’ve never heard of Shimmerz (which somehow I hadn’t haha!), definitely go take a look at their website. I’ve barely scratched the surface here with what they offer! Have a marvelous day, and I will see you back here tomorrow!