Have a happy New Year!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Have a happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sometimes a girl needs a cute hair flower that matches her outfit. Right?
Learn how to make this sweet flower clip using only basic supplies: plain white muslin fabric, a stamp and of course, our favorite, Shimmerz Vibez. It is an easy and fun project that you can even do with your kids! Remember, Shimmerz products are completely non-toxic and clean up with water so this is a stain free project.
The three color combinations that I created around Sunset Strip Vibez are:
1. Razzel Dazzel Berry, Sea Monkey and Sunset Strip Vibez
2. Blue Jeans, Fiery Fiesta, and Sunset Strip Vibez
3. Grape Escape, Hermit the Frog and Sunset Strip Vibez
As always, you can purchase Shimmerz products here.
*When you visit the Shimmerz store, please let Stacey know that you were inspired by the Education Team by indicating so in the notes section.*
Thursday, December 23, 2010
It's Christmas Eve! woohoo... the kids are revving up with excitement, the house is smelling like gingerbread and we're watching The Polar Express but I've still managed to whip up a quick video on how to make a really cute ornament for your tree (or done in miniature would look awesome on presents!!).
Wherever you are have a wonderful and Merry Christmas, stay safe and see you soon!
Shimmerz Vibez - Rolling in the hay
miscellaneous beads and findings
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Hi there! Louise here with my first Shimmerz video (please be gentle!!)... I've been having a play and have to say I'm a complete addict to these gorgeous paints and sprays. If you can't find a stockist locally then you can buy direct from the website here: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/ - go take a look, there is some seriously drool-worthy goodies in there. The colours are to die for and I've pretty much decided I NEED them all...
PLUS I got to work with some lovely templates from The Crafters Workshop. If you don't have any of these I have two words for you - get some!! You can do so much with them, including the technique I'm about to show you.
Anyhooo, without further ado, here is the layout I created:
And the ingredients:
- Shimmerz Vibez Rolling in the Hay
- Shimmerz Vibez Bed of Roses
- The Crafters Workshop Birds template
- The Crafters Workshop Mums template
- Basic Grey Basics paper
- Basic Grey Curio 6 x 6 paper pad
- Basic Grey white chocolate chip alpha
- Pink Paislee Aritsan Elements circles
- Kaisercraft rhinestones
- Tim Holtz Bookplate
- Martha Stewart frond punch
- Texture paste
- Black pen
- Thread and sewing machine
And finally the video:
I hope you enjoy it!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I am so glad you are back to see the second part of my video! Today I will be making candy toppers for the top of our gift boxes, as well as coordinated tissue paper using a Crafter's Workshop Mod Flower template!
Here is a glimpse of the candy toppers...
I hope you like and can find some use for these pretty boxes, Shimmerz paints work WONDERFUL during this holiday season!
Lydell here from Australia, with a video for you!
Today I am going to show you a way I used a 'Crafters Workshop' template, some heat embossing and 'Shimmerz Paints' (Vibez-Jenni B Bleu, Shimmerz-Tickle me Turquoise, Shimmerz- Magenta) to create a cool background for a Layout.
And some images of the final product.......
Hope you enjoyed this weeks video and are inspired to do some cool backgrounds with Shimmerz Paints and some of the many incredible templates by Crafters Workshop.
See you next time,
Monday, November 29, 2010
Hi everyone! It's time for my very first ed team video... and while I am certain it will get better each go 'round, this time go easy on me, alright?!
I wanted to show you how to make a gift box out of a plain old plastic box. You can certainly use chipboard, or any other kind of box as well, using the method I show you in the video. Then, on Thursday, I will be showing you how to top your gift boxes with fake candies.
Here is a glimpse of what we will be making....
The first box was made using Vibez in Jeni B. Blue and Sea Monkey. The second box, the one I actually create in the video, uses Vibez in Razzle Dazzle Berry and Spritz in Ruby.
Here we go...
Monday, November 22, 2010
I also used the Crafter's workshop's template and created the doodling around the photo and the light blue patterned paper.
Thank you and see you next time!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Happy Monday! Rita Barakat with my first video for Shimmerz and I am so excited to share some fun techniques with you. Did you know you could can use Shimmerz with modeling paste? I love creating texture and of course adding a little Shimmerz! This is what we are making today...
Shimmerz Vibez, Sea Monkey, Blue Jeans, Grape Escape
Shimmerz Pearlz, Blue By U
Shimmerz Paint, Lilac
For the video I did things very quickly but it's much better to wait until it dries!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Spritz (SEA FOAM SPRITZ, TUSCAN SUN SPRITZ, COTTON CANDY SPRITZ)
Vibez (HOT FUDGE, SEA MONKEY, JENI B BLEU)
Pearlz Paint (BLUE BY U, ESPRESS-O)
Shimmerz Paint (GOLDEN WHEAT, BLUEBERRY COBBLER)
Blingz Paint (HOTTIE PINK BLINGZ)
Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
My name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I am a mixed-media artist living in the middle of New York City. I tend to focus on integrating my every day life into everything I create. I love art that looks handmade - lots of tearing and inking and handwriting and hand cutting. I believe that mistakes are opportunities and hold fast to the notion that enjoyment of the process is just as important as the finished product! I like to think outside of the box -- experimenting with paper, paint, and fabric -- always trying to find a way to push my supplies further and see all the possibilities. My hour-long instructional DVD from Cloth Paper Scissors Workshops was released at the end of July 2010, I host the "Artist-to-Artist" segment of Scrapbook Memories TV (PBS), I have a paper line with French Company Sultane, and I have been published in multiple books and magazines. I also teach live internet classes for Prima every other Monday (LiveWithPrima.com). I blog daily with projects, tutorials, and crafty inspiration: www.balzerdesigns.typepad.com. Thank you to Shimmerz for giving me the opportunity to play with their awesome colorants!
In Julie's video, she will demonstrate how she made the background tags on this fab layout.
Thank you again Julie!
Monday, October 11, 2010
As promised, here is part 2 of my Halloween Mask video.
I used the following Shimmerz products in my video: Carrot Top Pearlz, Emerald Isle Pearlz, Papa Purple Pearlz, Samrock Pearlz, Before Dawn Vibez, Burgundy and Coal Shimmerz.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Happy October everyone! Are you as excited as I am about Halloween this year?
Join me as I demonstrate how to make these two unique masks using Shimmerz products and The Crafter's Workshop templates.
For the tiger mask, I used Before Dawn Vibez, Carrot Top Pearlz and Coal Shimmerz.
For the peacock mask, I used Burgundy Shimmerz, Samrock Pearlz, Papa Purple Pearlz and Emerald Isle Pearlz.
As always, you can purchase Shimmerz products here.
I'll post Part 2 next Monday so stay tuned!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I know that many artists made a video for the very first time for this application. I hope that you will continue in your video-making as each one was wonderful. It was a very difficult decision to chose only a few out of the many.
Without further ado...
I would like to announce the Shimmerz Education Team.