Monday, June 11, 2018


 Hi everyone, here's my first page of the month for Shimmerz Paints! I have used a photo of my son and fiance that was professionally done.
 The quality of these paints are really good. The pale peachy color is one of my all time favorites, I use it I think on every page I've done since I started on the team in January.  It's a rich, creamy, shimmery, container of loveliness, called Dear John Letter Inklingz. It looks good enough to eat!

To make this page I did the following:
1.Put piece of cardstock under photo, adhere with double sided foam tape
2.Adhere foam core board to cardstock.
3. Adhere to watercolor paper mat.
4. Adhere 2 layers of foam core board between the mat and background paper. I used a 12 x 12 piece of watercolor paper.
4. Make some pencil marks where you want stencil to go.
Apply texture paste in a thick layer with a Prima stencil and credit card.
6. Paint stenciled areas with Dear John Letter Inklingz, when the paste is dry.
7. Apply thick layer of Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle to raised texture paste,after the paint is dry.
8.Paint chipboard with a mix of Emerald City Inklingz and Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz,when dry apply crackle.
9. Paint area between raised areas of texture paste with Penny 4 Your Thoughts
9.Start gluing all the embellishments on.

You can see some texture on the page, I used two layers of Tidy Widy Texturez, with a layer of gesso between them. The White Tidy Widy is nice and thick, and shiny!It's similar to texture paste.
 I put a layer of Dear John Letter over the whole page. I also used it over small areas of gesso I put on almost every element on the page.
The metal rosette to left of Aron is by Finnabair, the little Eiffel Tower charm next to that is Vintaj. The metal key is by Tim Holtz, it's below the Prima rose. Next to the key is a small Celtic cross, from my stash.

I rubbed on silver mica powder on the page.

The flowers are from Prima. The rusty metal next to Nick's face is by Finnaabair.

I added some gold leaf, a few fairies cut from Graphic 45 Paper, and the gnome is from my stash. The bling is from Swarovski and Prima. Underneath the photo is metal by Tim Holtz: the peace token, heart, and flower piece. The chipboard is called Beautiful Board by Reneabouquet. I also want to say Juliya Tirskaya's pages are a huge inspiration to me.

The dried flowers are from walks I go on at the dog park with my dog Mack. The bee to the left of the rose is from some old Prima papers. 

Thank you so much for looking, and have a very blessed week!


  1. Dear Melissa, what an amazingly gorgeous and romantic picture of your son and his fiancée! Love the colors and how you clustered the embellishments + flowers! 💕💕

  2. Thank you so much Laneen for your sweet comments!

  3. This one really came out fabulous Melissa! Very beautiful colors and the B&W photo looks outstanding against them! NICE creation!