Thursday, December 30, 2010

Spritz, Vibez, and Pearlz a Couple of Pages in Punky Sprouts

In this video, I talk about how I choose coordinating Shimmerz products to use on my projects, it's an ancient Chinese technique that you wouldn't want to miss! (All right, maybe not that ancient, or even Chinese at all, but I do talk about it, hee hee...)

You can purchase all the Shimmerz products you see in the video here.

Have a happy New Year!
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shimmering Flowers

 Sometimes a girl needs a cute hair flower that matches her outfit. Right?

Learn how to make this sweet flower clip using only basic supplies: plain white muslin fabric, a stamp and of course, our favorite, Shimmerz Vibez. It is an easy and fun project that you can even do with your kids! Remember, Shimmerz products are completely non-toxic and clean up with water so this is a stain free project.


The three color combinations that I created around Sunset Strip Vibez are:

1. Razzel Dazzel Berry, Sea Monkey and Sunset Strip Vibez
2. Blue Jeans, Fiery Fiesta, and Sunset Strip Vibez
3. Grape Escape, Hermit the Frog and Sunset Strip Vibez

As always, you can purchase Shimmerz products here.

*When you visit the Shimmerz store, please let Stacey know that you were inspired by the Education Team by indicating so in the notes section.*

Happy Shimmering!

Bethany Kartchner Pin It

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Quick Christmas ornament

It's Christmas Eve! woohoo... the kids are revving up with excitement, the house is smelling like gingerbread and we're watching The Polar Express but I've still managed to whip up a quick video on how to make a really cute ornament for your tree (or done in miniature would look awesome on presents!!).

Wherever you are have a wonderful and Merry Christmas, stay safe and see you soon!


Shimmerz Vibez - Rolling in the hay
Paper scraps
miscellaneous beads and findings

L x

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mixed-Media and Shimmerz Video

Happy Christmas week everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that a new video by Rita Barakat is up on the Vlog!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mixed Media & Shimmerz!

Hey guys! Rita Barakat here with a mixed media project...
     Lots of Shimmerz Vibes, a canvas and several fun embellishments make for a really fun project!


         Shimmerz Vibez, Red-Y or Not
           Shimmerz Vibez, Rolling in the Hay
      Shimmerz Vibez, Hot Fudge

6x6 Canvas, Prima Flowers, GCD Studious chipboard, 4x6 glossy photo paper,
Recollections butterfly stamp, Utee ultra thick embossing powder,
Maya Road chipboard, stick pins and ribbon.

I hope you'll try this!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Canvas, Gesso, and Shimmerz - Oh My!

I think it's a beautiful marriage!  This tutorial is EASY.  It involves taking a Punky Sprouts canvas album cover, applying chipboard letters, and treating it with coats of Gesso and beautiful Shimmerz products.

I want to do this AGAIN!  I want to use up my CHIPBOARD!  I can use any CHIPBOARD shapes in my possession!

Here is the video - I hope you enjoy it, and most of all, I hope you try it!  Spell any WORD you want!

Penny Pincher Vibez
Sea Monkey Vibez
Licorice Spritz
Eucalyptus Spritz
Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz Paint

Other Supplies:
Gesso Paint
Punky Sprouts Canvas Album Cover (Rebel Sprout Album)
American Crafts Thickers (Assorted)
Glue Arts Glue Gun

Have a wonderful and creative Monday!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Shimmerz and Metal Embellishments

Hi all! Rita Barakat here with another video for Shimmerz!
Today I am working with a mixed media album from Punky Sprouts!
                                             There were so many thing I could show you but I
                                    only have a few minutes so I concentrated on one technique!

Shimmerz Pearls Ballet Slipper
Shimmerz Butter Cream
Shimmerz Vibes: Eucalyptus,Jenni B Bleu, Sunset Strip, Hermit the Frog
                                                            Shimmerz Spritz: Pop Art Pink
Punky Sprouts Mixed Media Album
Websters Pattern Papers, Netting, Sparklers and Ribbon
Metal Embellishments: Making Memories, stash
Close ups...

Thanks For Looking!
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Some Shimmerzy Goodness...

Hi there! Louise here with my first Shimmerz video (please be gentle!!)... I've been having a play and have to say I'm a complete addict to these gorgeous paints and sprays. If you can't find a stockist locally then you can buy direct from the website here: - go take a look, there is some seriously drool-worthy goodies in there. The colours are to die for and I've pretty much decided I NEED them all...

PLUS I got to work with some lovely templates from The Crafters Workshop. If you don't have any of these I have two words for you - get some!! You can do so much with them, including the technique I'm about to show you.

Anyhooo, without further ado, here is the layout I created:




And the ingredients:

  • Shimmerz Vibez Rolling in the Hay
  • Shimmerz Vibez Bed of Roses
  • The Crafters Workshop Birds template
  • The Crafters Workshop Mums template
  • Basic Grey Basics paper
  • Basic Grey Curio 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Basic Grey white chocolate chip alpha
  • Pink Paislee Aritsan Elements circles
  • Kaisercraft rhinestones
  • Tim Holtz Bookplate
  • Martha Stewart frond punch
  • Texture paste
  • muslin
  • Black pen
  • Thread and sewing machine

And finally the video:

I hope you enjoy it!

L x

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gift Box and Candy Toppers, Part 2!

I am so glad you are back to see the second part of my video! Today I will be making candy toppers for the top of our gift boxes, as well as coordinated tissue paper using a Crafter's Workshop Mod Flower template!

Here is a glimpse of the candy toppers...

I hope you like and can find some use for these pretty boxes, Shimmerz paints work WONDERFUL during this holiday season!

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Embossed background using Crafters Workshop Templates and Shimmerz Paints

Good Morning!

Lydell here from Australia, with a video for you!
Today I am going to show you a way I used a 'Crafters Workshop' template, some heat embossing and 'Shimmerz Paints' (Vibez-Jenni B Bleu, Shimmerz-Tickle me Turquoise, Shimmerz- Magenta) to create a cool background for a Layout.

And some images of the final product.......

Hope you enjoyed this weeks video and are inspired to do some cool backgrounds with Shimmerz Paints and some of the many incredible templates by Crafters Workshop.
See you next time,

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Gift Box and Candy Toppers

Hi everyone! It's time for my very first ed team video... and while I am certain it will get better each go 'round, this time go easy on me, alright?!

I wanted to show you how to make a gift box out of a plain old plastic box. You can certainly use chipboard, or any other kind of box as well, using the method I show you in the video. Then, on Thursday, I will be showing you how to top your gift boxes with fake candies.

Here is a glimpse of what we will be making....

The first box was made using Vibez in Jeni B. Blue and Sea Monkey. The second box, the one I actually create in the video, uses Vibez in Razzle Dazzle Berry and Spritz in Ruby.

Here we go...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

With Crafter's Workshop Templates

Join me and try a few things using Crafter's Workshop templates with Shimmerz products: Shimmerz, Vibez and Spritz.
Here is the layout where I used the sunburst template and the technique demonstrated in the video. 

I also used the Crafter's workshop's template and created the doodling around the photo and the light blue patterned paper. 

Thank you and see you next time!
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Shimmerz and other compounds

Happy Monday! Rita Barakat with my first video for Shimmerz and I am so excited to share some fun techniques with you. Did you know you could can use Shimmerz with modeling paste? I love creating texture and of course adding a little Shimmerz! This is what we are making today...

Here are the supplies you will need:
Shimmerz Vibez, Sea Monkey, Blue Jeans, Grape Escape
Shimmerz Pearlz, Blue By U
Shimmerz Paint, Lilac 
Molding Paste,
Various Embellishments,
One picture. 

* Please wait until everything is completely dry before adhereing anything.
For the video I did things very quickly but it's much better to wait until it dries!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010


Hi everyone!  It's Lesley Langdon back with you today to show you PART 2 of the MESSY CIRCLES tutorial!

The shorter of the two videos includes stamping, applying bees wax, and painting Shimmerz onto the layout in its final stages to help bring our MAIN color back into the mix.


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Monday, November 1, 2010


Hi everyone!  It's Lesley Langdon here with you today.  I am so excited to bring you my FIRST video for the Shimmerz Education VLOG!

I hope you like messy, because that is exactly what you're getting.  Let loose with your colors, don't worry about splashes of color going every which way.

Pull out some white cardstock and play along with the video.  I dare you to have fun and embrace your messy side.

This quick paced video will demonstrate how to make your own MESSY CIRCLES scrapbook layout background using SHIMMERZ Paints products (Vibez, Spritz, Pearlz, Blingz, and Shimmerz). We'll explore using TWO different color palettes, using the same technique.  Tips covered in the first video include misting, painting, dripping, and how to make the most out of every drop of spritz.

The shorter of the two videos (available for viewing this Thursday) will include stamping, applying bees wax, and painting Shimmerz onto the layout in its final stages to help bring our MAIN color back into the mix.

"1,2,3 Inspire Create" Layout

Here is a close up of the circles we'll be creating today.

Below is a close-up of the ribbon that you'll see spritzed in the video.


And if you can't tell by watching the video, I have a new FAVORITE color and it's Jeni B Bleu VIBEZ!  It makes me happy.

Shimmerz Products Used:
Pearlz Paint (BLUE BY U, ESPRESS-O)
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Hanging Butterfly Decoration

Hi everyone, today's video is on making a hanging chipboard butterfly decoration with a fall theme.  I hope you will enjoy!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Welcome Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

We are thrilled to announce that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is our Guest Education Team member this month! She is an amazing artist and has one of the most inspirational blogs out there. And...a little bird told me that she is one of the finalists in the Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan Search in the Mixed-Media Stitch category. Congratulations!  Well deserved!

We are so honored that she agreed to hang out with us!

My name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I am a mixed-media artist living 
in the middle of New York City.  I tend to focus on integrating my 
every day life into everything I create. I love art that looks 
handmade - lots of tearing and inking and handwriting and hand 
cutting. I believe that mistakes are opportunities and hold fast to 
the notion that enjoyment of the process is just as important as the 
finished product!  I like to think outside of the box -- experimenting 
with paper, paint, and fabric -- always trying to find a way to push 
my supplies further and see all the possibilities. 
My hour-long instructional DVD from Cloth Paper Scissors Workshops was 
released at the end of July 2010, I host the "Artist-to-Artist" 
segment of Scrapbook Memories TV (PBS), I have a paper line with 
French Company Sultane, and I have been published in multiple books 
and magazines.  I also teach live internet classes for Prima every 
other Monday (  I blog daily with projects, 
tutorials, and crafty inspiration: 
Thank you to Shimmerz for giving me the opportunity to play with their 
awesome colorants!
In Julie's video, she will demonstrate how she made the background tags on this fab layout. 


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Masks with Shimmerz Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of my Halloween Mask video.


I used the following Shimmerz products in my video: Carrot Top Pearlz, Emerald Isle Pearlz, Papa Purple Pearlz, Samrock Pearlz, Before Dawn Vibez, Burgundy and Coal Shimmerz.

Happy Shimmering!

Bethany Pin It

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Masks with Shimmerz and The Crafter's Workshop

Happy October everyone! Are you as excited as I am about Halloween this year?

Join me as I demonstrate how to make these two unique masks using Shimmerz products and The Crafter's Workshop templates.

For the tiger mask, I used Before Dawn Vibez, Carrot Top Pearlz and Coal Shimmerz.

For the peacock mask, I used Burgundy Shimmerz, Samrock Pearlz, Papa Purple Pearlz and Emerald Isle Pearlz.

As always, you can purchase Shimmerz products here.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Announcing the New Education Team

I would like to thank everyone who applied for the Shimmerz Education Team. It was an honor to witness all of your amazing creativity in person. Thank you for sharing yourselves with us.

I know that many artists made a video for the very first time for this application. I hope that you will continue in your video-making as each one was wonderful. It was a very difficult decision to chose only a few out of the many.

Without further ado...

I would like to announce the Shimmerz Education Team.

Education Team Coordinator


Lydell Quin

Heidi Kelley

I know that you will be blown away by the artistry and teaching of these beautiful women! We are thrilled that they have become part of the Shimmerz family.

Welcome girls!
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