Shimmer Paint

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Sponge it
This versatile product can be used in so many different ways as shown by some of the cards featured here.
The background of the two year old's birthday card used platinum shimmer paint which had been splogged on glossy white card with a scrunched up piece of plastic food wrap. When the paint dried, old olive ink was sponged over top. The shimmer paint resists the ink and allows the silver to shine through.

Stamp it
You can use a sponge dauber to apply the shimmer paint directly to your stamps and then stamp on the card. Great if you want to use metallic ink on your stamped images.

Colour with it
Use the shimmer paint to highlight certain parts of your stamped images such as the tools on the card below. Colour in the stamped image with the deisred colour ink and add highlights of silver using the platinum paint and a blender pen.

Spray it
You can also mix shimmer paint with isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle and spritz a light sparkle all over your card stock. The full effect is hard to see in these photos but when the card is moved around in the light, the light catches the silver paint and gives off a nice glitter and shine.

There is still more you can do with the shimmer paint, including coating your embossing folders so that the raised portion of the card comes out with a metallic shine. You can paint with it and dauber the edges of your card stock with it. I am sure that there is a lot more great ideas out there. I hope this will inspire you to try this product out. I would love to see what you come up with. Please email me with your ideas and photos!

Cheers from Rhonda


0 # pcregeenPam Cregeen 2011-06-27 01:25
Love your blog Rhonda, I have only just discovered it. What a wonderful selection of ideas to CASE!! Thanks for sharing your designs.
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