Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Adding Depth and Detail to Your Pages with Shimmerz Paints

Today I thought I'd show you how I used Shimmerz Paints and Spray Inks to add a bit of depth to the page I showed you yesterday.

Page created with the Noel Mignon Seaside Cottage kit.

By the way, did you see that Noel is now carrying the ENTIRE Shimmerz line in her store!!!! ***THUD!!*** I think I have died and gone to heaven! Hehehehe!

As I was building my page, I decided that my background needed some sprucing up. Here is what it looked like BEFORE *Please excuse the nighttime photos.*

And here is what is looked like AFTER. It's amazing how much depth you can add to a background just by pulling out your paints and mists!

I used the Weatherd Wood Crackle Paint from the kit to add a "frame" around the patterned paper layer and then spritzed the background with Shimmerz Snow Storm Vibez for a whitewashed, shimmery feel. But that's not all! I also added drips of Shimmerz Cotton Candy Spritz (pink). I love the distressed and soft feeling it adds!

I also used Shimmerz Paints to add some color to my chipboard pieces on this page.

The Prima letters are cream and were feeling washed out on my page. I decided to add a little color to them with Pink Shimmerz Paint . (The Pink Shimmerz paint was included in the Noel Mignon Paper Doll kit, but you can also purchase it in the Noel Mignon Online Store.) First I sanded them lightly to rough up the coating on the letters and then I painted them. While the paint was wet I sprinkled clear craft glitter over them. Finally, I sealed them with a Matte Finish Spray. I LOVE how they turned out. A little shabby, a little distressed, but full of beautiful sparkle!

The "love" chipboard piece is from the Noel Mignon Object of My Affection kit. I wanted it to match the Prima chipboard letters, so here is what I did.

First, I gave the chipboard piece a base coat of white acrylic paint.

Next, I used a script stamp (this one is by 7 Gypsies) and black ink to add a little pattern. I then misted it with Treasured Hymn Spritz by Shimmerz to make it off-white like the Prima letters. I could stop here if I wanted it to look like the original chipboard letters.

But I continued on with the Pink Shimmerz Paint and glitter to make it match the letters on my page.

And here is how the final piece looks! :)

What are you scrapping this week?


  1. OMG, this is a fantastic tutorial, thanks!!!

  2. Awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

  3. Thanks for all the information! I love the outcome of the chipboard piece. This week I am starting on a mini album with the Lush line! I bought the supplies for the blue one and have been looking at how you did your red one. It is so beautiful. I'm sure I'll be getting some inspiration from ours!! Thanks Jana! :)

  4. great tutorials jana. sprays and paints scare me a bit! thanks for sharing.

  5. It's really nice to see the process! The end result is so worth the details!

  6. This is so pretty- thanks for the tutorial! Does the Krylon keep it from spreading glitter ALL THOUGH your ENTIRE scrapbook? :)

  7. Gorgeous Jana love what you did with all that prima and shimmerz stuff :)

  8. great job as always Jana

    Got an award for you over at my blog www.scrappercaz.blogspot.com

  9. altcarly, I soooo know how you feel. :) I still feel the same way sometimes. LOL! It's one of those things where there's "no going back" once you go for it on your page. LOL!

    I will say that the paints and mists are much easier than I thought before I used them. Kind of like inking the edges of something. Once you try it, you say to yourself, "Oh! That was fun! And pretty darn simple!" ;) Give 'em a try!

    Jen, yes, on the Krylon. :) It kind of holds the glitter on there. Now, if you rubbed your finger across it really hard it would still flake off. But hopefully it won't travel all throughout your album. (That had me giggling! ;) )


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