Shimmer Paint is an affordable addition to crafting supplies and adds so much shimmer! Another way to use it is in a shimmer paint technique. Grab a piece of watercolor paper and a few ink refills and let’s create a Shimmer Paint technique that’s fun and very easy to complete.
Shimmer Paint Technique
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I’m also playing along at ATSAM’s Holiday challenge. I made an Autumn/Thanksgiving themed notecard with seasonal colors. CLICK HERE to visit now.
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measurements for this project
Shimmer Paint + Ink Smooshing
I just love how this project worked out with Autumn colors and bold images while still maintaining a nice amount of empty space. While recently using Shimmer Paint, I discovered a few tips I knew I would want to share with you today.
Ink smooshing is one of my favorite techniques for creating a natural watercolored background. And it’s really fun too! There is no wrong way to do this technique, the results are always unique and each panel has it’s own look. The technique basically is to add ink to a non-porous surface (I used a Silicone Craft Mat) then mist a little water and then dab watercolor paper directly into the ink. Keep dabbing the paper around the ink until enough paper is covered that fits your design and allow it to dry.
I worked this technique a little different this time by adding Frost White Shimmer Paint to a few colors of ink refill, to give loads of sparkle to the watercolor look. Kick this up a notch by adding some Whisper White Craft ink refill which is a different ink formula and the results totally change! The white pigment ink doesn’t smooth out like the dye ink does, it clumps up and when the watercolor paper dips into it, the results are amazing.
For a visual demonstration of this project, see the YouTube link below.
Finishing off this project, I added a line of silhouette trees with Winter Woods stamp set that is stamped with StazOn ink. Using the Stamparatus helped me get a nice ink coverage on the watercolor paper and on top of the technique. I hope you try this technique soon by grabbing a few pots of Shimmer Paint in my online store.
For a visual demonstration of this project, CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase.
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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