Friday, April 15, 2011

More Fun with Shimmer Paints

One of the first posts that I did on this blog was a focus on Shimmer Paints - ten things that you can do with Stampin' Ups Shimmer Paints.  Well...I missed one!!  While I was enjoying my blog reading this morning - I found a video tutorial on Faux Mother of Pearl.  I can't believe that I didn't come up with this on the original Shimmer paint post because I had done if often in the past using Lumiere paint - it's a beautiful technique!

Basically it is as simple as using a ball of Saran Wrap to sponge on Stampin' Up's Frost White Shimmer Paint (made by Tsukineko).  When it dries you sponge the whole thing with any color ink to get the subtle pearlized look.  Dawn's video on this post walks you through the whole process and her sample card is gorgeous!

The colors on my card come from The Paper Players Color Challenge.

  • Stamps: American Art Stamp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, copics to match Poppy Parade and a green
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White, Black
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sizzix embossing folder, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, SU pearls, satin ribbon to match Poppy Parade


  1. Gorgeous! I need to try that technique, as I do have some of that shimmer paint! VERY pretty!

  2. Beautiful card! I love the embossing. I will need to try this technique! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players.

  3. What a beautiful technique! Can't wait to try it. So glad you could join us this week at the Paper Players! :-)

  4. Love your pretty card, I need to get some shimmer paint and play too!
    Thanks for joining tha Paper Players again! Great to see you!!!

  5. What a great technique. It really DOES look like mother of pearl and adds some nice shimmery goodness to your lovely images.

  6. You are so right about the Shimmer paint and the faux pearl. I had forgotten that one too! Your card is just lovely using it for the BG.

  7. Thanks for the shoutout. Your card is beautiful as well!


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