Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Best Day Ever


Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post for the amazing Shimmerzpaints! I love their rich texture and colors! 

Photo credit:Unsplash







To make this page I put the layers under the photo together first,including taping water color paper under the image to make it stronger and lie flat. Below that is a mat of watercolor paper, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most the paper from the surface of the cardboard, and painted it with white gesso. I put one or two layers of cardboard between each of the layers to add dimension, and taped it to the background paper with double sided foam tape.

 I applied Prima Platinum texture paste to Blue Fern's Jane Austin's Diary paper with a small spatula and a TCW stencil. 

I attached the flowers first with double sided foam tape. I added the beads, then the paint.

I painted the mat and corrugated with Precious Metal, Christmas Cheer,and Pink Shimmerz, and Pixie Dust Blingz. The Pink is unfortunately sold out. I painted the background paper with some Pixie Dust, Greener Pastures, and Dear John Letter Inklingz.There's also some Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz. The Penny shade is probably on every project I've done since I started at Shimmerzpaints, three years ago. The chipboard has First Blush Inklingz on it. The two darker pink roses have A Rose (By Any Other Name) on them, I didn't have the color flowers I wanted, so I painted two that were a lighter shade of pink.





To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads,glass glitter, clear acrylic rhinestones,glass beads, pearls,rhinestones,swarovski crystals,glass hearts,sequins,pressed flowers,iridescent wrapping paper,gold leaf,tulle,lace,sisal,shells, metal from Reneabouquets,and Vintaj.Flowers from  Reneabouquets and Prima,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.

I layered in fussy cut images from Graphic 45.










To the right of the spoon is a tiny amount of grey sealing wax, I used a stamp with an "L" on it, for Larson.  






 I rubbed on gold Jaquard mica powder on some of the raised areas and edges, as a last step. 


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






Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Reneabouquets Design Team Page, Collect Beautiful Moments, by Melissa Larson



Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new page for the amazing Reneabouquets. Go and see all the fun treasures there!

Photo credit: Ali Pazani, at Unsplash 




To make this page I applied clear gesso to 49 and Market paper.

  I put the layers under the photo together,starting with taping on watercolor paper under the image to make it stronger and to lie flat. Below that is a watercolor paper mat, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most of the paper from the top of the cardboard, and painted it with gesso.

I put the layers with the photo onto the page.

 I applied Prima Platinum crackle paste with a stencil and a spatula. I picked out Beautiful Board,arranged the flowers around the page, and added the BB. I layered in all the fussy cut pieces, and then the beads. I added Shimmerz Paints, more beads, and more Shimmerz.




To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads,glass glitter,regular glitter,gold leaf, glass beads, pearls,rhinestones,swarovski crystals,sequins,pressed flowers, a feather, cheesecloth,iridescent wrapping paper,sisal,metal from Reneabouquets and Vintaj,a shell, glass pebbles,flowers from  Reneabouquets and Prima,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.I used double sided foam tape for the flowers and some other things, and to put the cardboard layers together.I used  fussy cut images from Graphic 45 papers. I flicked on gold and aqua Jaquard mica powder, and rubbed on Prima wax on the metal frame and key. I rubbed on gold mica powder on a lot of surfaces, to kind of tie things together.









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




























 



























































































 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

She Was Wishing


Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post for the amazing Shimmerzpaints! I love their rich texture and colors! 





To make this card I glued white cardstock on top of a card made from watercolor paper.  I painted the paper with clear gesso, then applied Prima Platinum Crackle texture paste with a stencil and spatula. I layered in elements with double sided foam tape to add dimension.

 I painted the chipboard  with gesso, then Pink -A- Boo and  Pugnacious Purple Inklingz. 







To add visual interest I glued on micro beads, seed beads,gold leaf, sisal,swarovski crystals,glass shard glitter,glass beads,pearls, paper,tulle,pressed flowers,lichen,and leaves,shells,fussy cut images from Graphic 45,flowers from Reneabouquets, metal from Reneabouquets,and Vintaj,and bling and metal from my stash.I rubbed and flicked on Jaquard Brilliant Gold and Violet mica powder as one of the final steps.






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


















 



























Monday, December 21, 2020

Merry Christmas

 

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post for the amazing Shimmerzpaints! I love their rich texture and colors! 





 To make this card I used paper from Prima's Christmas In The Country collection. I glued it on top of a card made from watercolor paper.  I painted the paper with clear gesso, then applied texture paste with a stencil and spatula. I layered in elements with small pieces of corrugated cardboard and double sided foam tape to add dimension.

 I painted the chipboard frame with gesso, then Greener Pastures Inklingz ,  Green Olive Shimmerz,and Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz. I layered on a thick coat of Clear Rock Candy Crackle. 

I painted the background with a little Dear John Letter, Pixie Dust Shimmerz, and  A Rose(By Any Other Name) Inklingz.  and the Penny color. 






To add visual interest I glued on micro beads, seed beads,swarovski crystals,glass shard glitter,glass beads,pearls,iridescent wrapping paper,tulle,lace,pressed flowers and leaves,shells,fussy cut images from Prima and Graphic 45,flowers from Reneabouquets and Prima, metal from Reneabouquets,Prima,and Tim Holtz,and bling and metal from my stash.I rubbed and flicked on gold mica powder. 





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



Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Reneabouquets Design Team page, "Snow At Christmas", by Melissa Larson

 


Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new page for the amazing Reneabouquets. Go and see all the fun treasures there!

Photo credit:Bank Phrom, at Unsplash 





To make this page I applied clear gesso to Blue Fern Christmas Cheer Paper.

  I put the layers under the photo together,starting with taping on watercolor paper under the image to make it stronger and to lie flat. Below that is a watercolor paper mat, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most of the paper from the top of the cardboard, and painted it with gesso.

I put the layers with the photo onto the page.

 I applied Prima Platinum crackle paste with a stencil and an old credit card. I picked out Beautiful Board,arranged the flowers around the page, and added the BB. I layered in all the fussy cut pieces, and then the beads. I added paint, more beads, and layers of more paint.


















To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads,glass glitter, glass beads, pearls,rhinestones,swarovski crystals,sequins,pressed flowers,seeds, dried lavender buds and leaves,bark,lichen,feathers, cheesecloth,iridescent wrapping paper,sisal,lace, tulle,metal from Reneabouquets,Prima,Tim Holtz,and Vintaj,flowers from  Reneabouquets and Prima,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.I used double sided foam tape for the flowers and some other things, and to put the cardboard layers together.I used  fussy cut images from Graphic 45 papers. I flicked on gold Jaquard mica powder, added Prima waxes, and flicked on white Amsterdam Ink,as final steps.


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


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Monday, November 23, 2020

Deck The Halls


Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post for the amazing Shimmerzpaints! I love their rich texture and colors! 





 To make this card I used paper from Prima's Christmas In The Country collection. I glued it on top of a card made from watercolor paper.  I painted the paper with clear gesso, then applied texture paste with a stencil and spatula. I layered in elements with small pieces of corrugated cardboard and double sided foam tape to add dimension.

 I painted the round chain chipboard with gesso, then Green Olive Shimmerz and Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz. I layered on a thick coat of Clear Rock Candy Crackle. 

I painted the background with  Dear John LetterGreener Pastures, and the Penny color. The rose under the girl's feet was lighter than I wanted it to be, so I added A Rose(By Any Other Name) Inklingz.






To add visual interest I glued on micro beads, seed beads,swarovski crystals,glass shard glitter,glass beads,pearls,iridescent wrapping paper,tulle,lace,pressed flowers and leaves,shells,fussy cut images from Prima and Graphic 45,flowers from Reneabouquets and Prima, metal from Reneabouquets,Prima,and Tim Holtz, and bling and metal from my stash.I put on some Tim Holtz rub ons on the bottom, but they don't show up much.I rubbed and flicked on gold mica powder.





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






























































 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Reneabouquets Design Team page "Imagine",by Melissa Larson



Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new page for the amazing Reneabouquets. Go and see all the fun treasures there!

Photo credit:Alice Alinari, at Unsplash 





To make this page I applied clear gesso to 49 And Market paper.

  I put the layers under the photo together,starting with taping on watercolor paper under the image to make it stronger and to lie flat. Below that is a watercolor paper mat, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most of the paper from the top of the cardboard, and painted it with gesso.

I put the layers with the photo onto the page.

 I applied Prima Platinum crackle paste with a stencil and an old credit card. I picked out Beautiful Board(BB), and sponged on gesso. I arranged the flowers around the page, and added the BB. I layered in all the fussy cut pieces, and then the beads. I added paint, more beads, and layers of more paint.













I painted the lavender flower at the left of the photo with Iris My Case, a Shimmerz Paint.When I do these pages,I take photos to see if the composition is ok. I needed a lot more color around the page to balance out the photo, so I painted the flower, and added more of that color, and also alcohol inks, and Dylusions, to try and balance the strong colors of the photo.


To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads,glass glitter, glass beads, pearls,rhinestones,swarovski crystals,sequins,pressed flowers,bark,iridescent wrapping paper,sisal, shells,metal from Reneabouquets,and Vintaj,flowers from  Reneabouquets and Prima,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.I used double sided foam tape for the flowers and some other things, and to put the cardboard layers together.I used  fussy cut images from 49 And Market, and Graphic 45 papers. I flicked on violet Jaquard mica powder as a last step.

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


You can find Reneabouquets here...

Reneabouquets


Reneabouquets Blog




Reneabouquets items I used: