Tuesday, October 6, 2009
My new favorite thing is . . . . shimmer paint! Look what a little Champagne Frost shimmer paint can do for plain, old chipboard! The shimmer paints are in the Holiday Mini Catalog and come in three flavors: Champagne Frost, Frost White, Platinum. The Champagne Frost and Frost White are translucent and the Platinum is opaque. The Champagne & White can be used as a wash over your projects whereas the Platinum will cover completely. The snowflake on this card is chipboard that I painted with the Champagne Frost using a cheap dollar store paint brush. It dries very quickly and a little paint goes a long way. The embossed piece was embossed using the Finial Press Embossing folder and then I added a little Champagne Frost shimmer paint using a sponge dauber. The card base is Sahara Sand. I can't emphasize enough how easy and how fast the shimmer paint goes on chipboard. You can also mix it with reinkers and either paint with it or daub it on a stamp and stamp. Another cool technique is to ink your stamp with classic ink and then daub on some shimmer paint and then stamp. For those of you who don't like to get glitter everywhere this is an easy way to get a little shimmer!!