Tuesday, September 25, 2012

We-ve MOVED!

Did you come here looking for some inspiration?
 Well, some changes are in the works for Shimmerz... and

The ED TEAM is moving back in with the DT! Please click on the link below


and you won't miss a single thing! Our move to one blog only is just a part of our new campaign to SIMPLIFY. All the creative inspiration you could need, in one site, and more times per week. That's right, you will see all the beautiful projects from our DT, as well as videos from out Ed Team all in one place!
Thanks for stopping by to see us, and we'll see you at our new home!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Faux Metal Effect

Hello everyone! Today, I'll be sharing a very simple video tutorial that will teach you to create some fake metal pieces for your projects. Here is a sneak of what we will be working on today.

Without delaying further, here is today's video tutorial. Enjoy!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Etching a background......

Hi there.

Lydell here with you today, with a simple technique to create patterns in a background and an easy way to colour by layering Shimmerz Paints.

I saw an idea on Pinterest, (I looked but cant for the life of me find where....) where someone had created a wall effect by etching into modeling paste.  I dont have a brick wall mask, and really liked the idea of being able to use what I have on hand.  This idea of scratching into paint or other meduiums, while not new, really does make you get creative and start thinking of other ways to etch and colour into a thick medium, before its dried.  Usually done in mixed media settings on canvases and such, I thought it would be fun on a Layout. (Check the Shimmerz Blog in a few days to see the finished layout)

Hope you get some fun ideas for other techniques from this 'reminder' of etching into paints and pastes.  Its really effective!

Paints used

Spritz- Concrete, licorice, Treasured Hymn
Vibez- Vertigre, Snowstorm
Pearlz- This spuds 4 U
Shimmeringz- Bronzed Bombshell, Baby's breath

all can be found at the Shimmerz Store

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shimmerz Background with Jamie Dougherty

Hi everyone! Today I'd like to show you a few techniques to use when creating a background on a page, mini album, or even a card with your Shimmerz Paints!


Thank you!!!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Strikingly Simple" FREE Mini Class, Part 3

Today is the last portion of this month's FREE mini class.
So, what do you think of our idea to SIMPLIFY?

Not only will the Ed team be SIMPLIFYING, but our incredible design team will be also. Make sure that you are watching our blogs for some amazing projects and things to come...

Now, without further adieu...

"Strikingly Simple"
Day 3

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Strikingly Simple, FREE MINI CLASS! Part 2

I hope you enjoyed yesterdays segment of our first ever Shimmerz FREE Mini Class! Join me today
as we continue on creating this layout!

"Strikingly Simple"
Day 2

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Monday, September 3, 2012

"Strikingly Simple" a FREE mini class!

Us girls here at Shimmerz have quite some things in the works for you over the next couple months! Starting today and from here on out, we are going to be offering you a FREE MINI CLASS the first week of every month, woohoo! Isn't that incredible? 

This is all a part of our new campaign... 
perhaps you have seen the image below floating around?

Well, today it starts!
It's all about bringing it back just a bit. And when I say bringing it back, I mean that we are going to simplify some things. We are going to walk you through simpler steps, helping you to achieve your project goals by breaking it down a bit further than we have been. 
Don't worry, we are still going to be bringing you the amazing creations that this team is always putting together, and we will never run short on inspiration... in fact, we are hoping that this step to Simplify will do exactly the opposite. We KNOW that this process is going to get your creative juices running and inspiration is going to swirl around you like crazy!

So let's get started!!!!
I have the incredible honor of kicking the month and our new "SIMPLIFY" concept off this month, so I am delighted to bring you my first mini class for Shimmerz. "Strikingly Simple" is about creating a simple layout, using almost nothing else besides our paints and some basics, and producing an eye-catching page.
Here is a sneak peeky of what we will be making....
I hope you enjoy, let's get started!!!!

"Strikingly Simple"
Day 1
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