This week's featured product for Fabulous Friday over on the Sisters In Stamping blog is Shimmer Paint - a wonderful new ink that is available for purchase in our Holiday Mini catalog (found on page 27). This product comes in 3 different color options - champagne mist, frost white and platinum. The champagne mist is the most translucent with platinum being very opaque and the frost white somewhere in between. All are gorgeous and you can do so much with them! The easiest way to use it is to apply color directly to a stamped project with a stampin' sponge or dauber - just shake the bottle up and then lift the ink from inside the bottle top (a little goes a LONG way!). You can also ink up your stamp with the shimmer paint, using a dauber to apply the color directly to the rubber. But work quickly because it may dry on you.
Something I tried out with my Techniques club yesterday was to create my own shimmer mist by mixing 1 oz of rubbing alcohol with 1/2 tsp. of champagne mist shimmer paint and 15 drops of soft suede reinker. Here is the result of that - I used the spray to CASE a card created by Andrea Walford. This image is what is left over when you use the SU! Tulipe die in the Big Shot.. I added Dotto repositionable adhesive to the back and used it as a stencil. Unfortunately, my camera does not adequately capture how shimmery this card is in real life.
Because this shimmer paint is so translucent, the shimmer worked great on a lighter colored cardstock like the naturals ivory in the card above. Since I had a lot of the mixture still remaining in the bottle, I wanted to see if I could play around with it and get it to work on a darker cardstock so I added some very vanilla craft reinker to the mix to give it more opacity. Here is the result - a shimmery scrapbook layout with the From the Crypt Halloween stamp set! Hope you like it... I cut out the "B" and "O" with the Serif Alphabet dies on my Big Shot and laid them down on lovely lilac cardstock, spraying the shimmer mist on top. Once I lifted the letters off the page, the B-O-O remained purple while the rest of the cardstock became shimmery. I cut tiny strips off this piece and flipped them and adhered them back down... the contrast made the letters stand out more in my opinion. Again, my camera does not do it justice.. in real life it is very shimmery and ghost-like! I used the same shimmer mist on the baroque image in the middle of the page and also on the entire piece of 12 x 12 basic black cardstock, but I am not sure if you can see that in the photos. I also embossed my black images to give the page more texture...
Thanks for stopping by on this Fabulous Friday! Be sure and check out the other wonderful Shimmer Paint projects on the Sisters In Stamping blog after Noon EST today. You will find it by clicking on this link here.