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Stampin’ Technique Week: Shimmer Paint Part 4: Create your own Shimmer Mist & Spray a Masked Image


Rather than my regular Friday Fun Folds post today I thought I’d continue on with my Stampin’ Technique Week using Stampin’ Up!’s new shimmer paints. With this being a new product in the Holiday Mini I figured that now is probably the time to show you guys as many different techniques as I can. I’ll be back to my regular Friday Fun Folds video next week. 

Today’s card is actually very simple, and in real life looks stunning.  Once again the camera just doesn’t adequately capture the beautiful shimmer.

Here’s how I made the card:

  1. Take an empty spray bottle and put 1 oz (~30 ml) of 99% Rubbing Alcohol into the bottle.  Add 15 drops of Champagne Mist shimmer paint.  Add 15 drops of Soft Suede reinker.  Shake really well to mix.
  2. You will need a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of acetate (I bought mine from the office supply store – I use those to create my masks rather than Stampin’ Up!’s.  I like to save Stampin’ Up!’s acetate sheets for my projects because they are much higher quality, sturdier and more clear than the acetate from the office supply store).
  3. Die cut Stampin’ Up!’s Tulipz die out of the acetate sheet to create a mask.
  4. Lay a 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS onto a paper towel.  Lay the acetate mask over the Very Vanilla CS. 
  5. Shake up your shimmer mist very well and then spray onto your masked cardstock. Keep spraying until you get your desired depth of color.  My CS was quite saturated with the shimmer mist, but because the rubbing alcohol I used was such a high concentration it did not buckle the CS at all.  You would have never known that the paper was doused with a liquid.
  6. Let your CS dry.  Stamp your greeting from All Holidays in the center of the Very Vanilla CS using Soft Suede Classic ink.
  7. Sponge the edges of the Very Vanilla CS piece with Soft Suede Classic ink. Mat the Very Vanilla CS piece onto a 5″ x 5″ piece of Soft Suede CS.
  8. Pierce a hole in each corner of the Very Vanilla CS.  Insert an Antique Brass brad into each hole and open up the prongs on the back.
  9. Take a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of textured Very Vanilla CS and fold it in half with a bone folder.  Sponge the edges of the card front with Soft Suede and a wedge of Stamping Sponge.
  10. Center and stick the matted image to the card front.  You’re done!


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Stamps: All Holidays (114916)
Ink: Soft Suede Classic ink (115657), Soft Suede reinker (115663), Champagne Mist shimmer paint (116806)
Paper: Very Vanilla CS (106530), Soft Suede CS (115318)
Accessories: Stamping Sponges (101610), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Vintage Brads (109109), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Foam mat (105826)m 99% Rubbing Alcohol, spray bottle, eye dropper, syringe

Stampin’ Technique Week: Shimmer Paint Part 3 – Using Tinted Shimmer Paint on Tumbled Tile Coasters


Whew!  What a week this has been.  I honestly can’t believe that’s its only Thursday.  Although on the one hand I’m wishing the week would never end because I’ve been having such a wonderful visit with Soph, on the other hand the two toddlers – Matthew (my 3 year old) and Ezekiel (Soph’s 3 year old) have been driving us nuts.  Either they’re mad at each other and yelling at each other at the top of their lungs, or they’re in cahoots and getting into mischief. About 5 minutes ago we found them emptying the front hall and front closet of shoes and throwing them over the baby gate. Soph and I are just about ready to check ourselves into the looney bin (’cause we’re feeling pretty close to looney right now) – we figure that it’s bound to be quieter and if they have internet connection we’re set *lol*

For today’s project I wanted to build on the last video where I showed you how to tint your shimmer paint with reinkers.  In this video I wanted to show you how you can use it to color in a stamped image.  To add an extra little pizzaz to the project I decided that rather than simply stamping an image onto a piece of cardstock, I’d stamp it onto a tumbled tile and paint with my tinted shimmer paint directly on the tile. Once your tiles is painted and sealed you can add some cork or felt to the bottom to create a coaster.  Imagine what a lovely gift four of these coasters would make. 

 Here’s how I made the coaster:

  1. You will need a 4″ x 4″ Botticino Tumbled Tile. There are different types of tumbled tiles and you don’t just want to run out and purchase any kind.  Check them over carefully because some tumbled tiles are more pitted than others and if that’s the case, your image won’t stamp nicely on it.
  2. Wipe your tile with a damp cloth and let dry.  Stamp your image in Jet Black Staz On ink.  Let it set for a few minutes.  I did not “set” or “prep” my tile in any other way. 
  3. You will now need to tint your Frost White Shimmer paint in the following colors: Blush Blossom, Soft Suede, Ruby Red.  You will also need your Champagne Mist shimmer paint untinted.
  4. Color in your angel’s wings with Champagne Mist shimmer paint.  Color in the angel’s dress with tinted Ruby Red Shimmer Paint, the hair with tinted Soft Sueded shimmer paint and her hands and face with tinted Blush Blossom shimmer paint.
  5. Sponge the edges of the tile and all around the angel with the tinted Soft Suede shimmer paint.
  6. Let the tile dry overnight.  Spray with a coat of matte Krylon spray (available at most craft stores).  Let dry overnight and then spray with a second and even a third coat of Krylon spray (being sure to let it dry overnight in between). 
  7. Stick cork, felt or little rubber “feet” to the back of your tile to create a coaster. You’re done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.


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Stamps: Holy Triptych (110370)
Ink: Jet Black Staz On (101406), Blush Blossom reinker (100614), Soft Suede reinker (115663), Ruby Red reinker (100532), Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854), Champagne Mist shimmer paint (116806)
Accessories: Stamping Sponges (101610), fine tip paintbrushes (I purchased mine from the dollar store), plastic palette for mixing reinkers with shimmer paint (from dollar store)

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