Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Many of you have picked up the Shimmerz add-ons the past few months but you may be thinking, "What the heck do I do with this?" I've done a little playing and little research and came up with some great ideas.

Shimmerz are a shimmery, paint-like glaze. They are pretty transparent so you may find that they work best if you add a base color first if you prefer a more opaque look. Shake the little pot well before opening--all of the shimmer settles to the bottom. I used a brush with soft bristles to apply them to my project. (I think a sponge brush would soak up too much.) Choose one that is an appropriate size for the piece you are painting. Because they are so "wet" you will want to tap your brush off before applying.

Shimmerz dry on non-porous surfaces so they are perfect for adding a little sparkle to Heidi Swapp Ghost letters & shapes, transparencies, & even buttons or brads. They can be used on fabric, paper, and pretty much anything you can think of. Use them to paint in stamped images or coat lace, ribbon, or felt trims. A heat gun will speed up the drying process if you are impatient.

Here's a fun little project I put together using the Shimmerz I have in my stash.

I started out with a piece of cardboard. I applied a bit of white paint and brushed it with "Angel Wings" & "Bubblegum" Shimmerz. The chipboard letters were painted white and then coated with "Bubblegum" Shimmerz.
And my favorite part of the entire project...

Ordinary Prima paper flowers become extraordinary when coated with Shimmerz paints.

With 40-50 colors available you are sure to find the color you need but like other paints they can be mixed & layered to create whatever you desire.

I would love to see how you use your Shimmerz. Be sure to link me up to your projects!



  1. Wowzers! What a super cute project! I too LOVE the flower - I am going to have to give this a try!!!

  2. I love how you used the Shimmerz...they give such a nice extra touch to your project!

  3. Man, that project looks straight out of a magazine! So cool!!

  4. OMGosh Brandi! That is absolutely gorgeous! :)


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