Thursday, 30 August 2018

New Shimmer Paint

Hello, Crafters.

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I had a lot of fun yesterday playing with the Champagne Mist 

Shimmer Paint that will be available in the new Christmas 

catalogue, which goes live on 5th September. As you know,

 I'm not a good photographer, and I have concentrated on 

trying to show you the shine that comes with this brilliant 

product, and not worried too much about the colours.

 The first thing I did was to cut a quarter sheet of Whisper 

White Cardstock (CS) and then I gently attached a one quarter

 of the large sheet design in the Delightful Detailed Laser 

Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). 
I carefully adhered the DSP in two or three places around the

 outside edge using some temporary adhesive (non-Stampin'

 Up! product). Next I shook the bottle of Shimmer Paint really 

well, took a Dauber, dabbed it in the lid and then dabbed 

it all over the DSP.

 Each time I put my Dauber in the lid, I wiped it off on the

 rim of the bottle so I wasn't putting the Glimmer Paint on

 my DSP too thickly! Several times I had to re-shake the

 bottle, and dab my Dauber in the lid. You can pour some

 of the Glimmer Paint straight onto clear block, which I

 may do next time, but I don't like the idea of not using 

everything I pour out, and therefore waste it!

 The jury's out on that at the moment! 

 When I had finished dabbing over enough of the DSP to cover 

the Whisper White quarter sheet I had temporarily adhered it 

to, I carefully separated the DSP from the CS, and WOW! The 

DSP shimmered beautifully, and the design on the DSP 

was shimmering on the CS!

 I found that the Shimmer Paint stayed a bit tacky for quite

some time, although it did dry eventually! Later today I'll 

work with the Shimmer Paint again, and will test that it's

 alright to dry it with a Heat Tool. I can't think of any reason

 why this wouldn't work, but I'll test it anyway just to make 

sure. I decided to make a card using the DSP rather than the

 Whisper White background sheet - I'll save that for another day.
 Before I close for today, I want to tell you about an experiment

 I had to make because I didn't know if I should colour the 

image first, or dab the Shimmer Paint over it first!  I stamped

 the image I wanted to use - the Hand Delivered lady carrying

 the wedding cake - and I tried it both ways.

 The  photograph below shows them side by side. 

The image on the left-hand side was coloured using Marker

 Pens first, and the image on the right-hand side was 

covered in Shimmer Paint first and then coloured with 

Marker Pens. I found that the images were a lot darker

 if they were coloured first, but apart from that, I found 

it didn't matter which was done first.  
The photograph above shows the Shimmer Paint background

 Sheet. I'm going to close for today, and will explain about

 today's card tomorrow. I will also let you know the results

 of using the Heat Tool to dry the Shimmer Paint, and 

possibly a card made with the background Whisper White CS. 

 There are so many different ways these Shimmer Paints can

 be used, I'm looking forward to sharing them with you! 

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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 Many thanks. 

Products Used
Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad
Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad
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