Monday, June 28, 2010

Shimmerz Licorice Spritz vs. Before Dawn Vibez

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the two black mists that Shimmerz produces? Wonder no more!

Licorice Spritz and Before Dawn Vibez are amazing products with very different ways of reacting on paper. Watch my video as I demonstrate how different these two seemingly similar products really are!

I case those projects whizzed by too fast, here are some still pics for you.

The layout that I created with Shimmerz Spritz in Licorice appears like a beautiful silver wash in the background. Can you imagine how cool this product would be used with a mask and black cardstock? Can't wait to give that a whirl!

My project using Shimmerz Vibez in Before Dawn has a much more subtle effect. The Before Dawn Vibez appears more like individual sparkles on black paper. You can see the beautiful shimmer on the close-up of the crepe paper border. (The very edge is glitter. The Vibez can be seen on the ruffled part.)

In conclusion...if you are looking for a silver-y wash of color, reach for your Licorice Spritz. If you are looking for sparkle that doesn't overwhelm the background, reach for your Before Dawn Vibez.

Have fun playing with these great products!

Happy Shimmering!

Bethany Kartchner Pin It

Friday, June 25, 2010

Shimmerz is Going LIVE!

Calling all Shimmerz fans in the Phoenix, Arizona area! If you've wanted to learn how to use Shimmerz Vibez, Pearlz and Blingz now is your chance! 

I'm teaching a mini-album class called The SuperStar Album that incorporates loads of techniques, loads of paints and loads of Shimmery goodness!

You can watch my video for more info.

Now that you are totally psyched and are making your travel's the nitty gritty...

Technique Arsenal: The SuperStar Mixed-Media mini-album
JULY 24th
Scrapbooks Etc.
Class Fee ($35.00) includes everything you need to make the album. 

Please bring the following tools:
3+ photos (no larger than 4x6), scissors, heat gun, paint brushes (various sizes, no bigger than 1 in), 1 foam brush (for applying glue if you don't want to use your finger), Mod Podge, any embellishments you wish to include like buttons, paperclips, patterned papers, a snack and water (optional)

Please note that class size is limited so please sign up early to reserve your spot!

See you soon!

Bethany Kartchner

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Shimmerz Paints and Dressmaker Tissue

I did this video back in January and as you know great minds think alike......Beth posted one with a similar technique, so I held on to it while. ;)

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Shimmerz Meets Petaloo - Part II

We LOVE Petaloo. . . and . . .we love showing you why you should love them too.

Shimmerz Meets Petaloo from Stacey McElyea on Vimeo.

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