Thursday, April 28, 2011


At Shimmerz we love our Education team and know that they are some of
the best artists in the industry. We thought that you might want to
get to know these talented ladies a bit better throughout the month we'll be
interviewing one member of our team. First up is


Please tell us about yourself and your style.

I love to teach, and pass on good information and tips.  I started paper crafting four years ago, and immediately got hooked.  I enjoy working with paints and mists, so my position here with the Shimmerz Education Team is a PERFECT fit for me!

Where do you create? Do you have a studio space? A small nook in the kitchen?

You can see my scrapbook space in this video!  I built it myself!

What is your favorite Shimmerz product? Why?

It's got to be Jeni B Bleu Vibez.  It's the first Vibez I reach for!  I love the bright blue color and the shimmer.

What is your favorite movie?

I love the movie Elf.  I just laugh so much at Will Ferrel and his naivety.

What, in your mind, is the ultimate luxury?

A beautiful cottage on a serene lake, with a registered massage therapist at my beck and call, wine and chocolate by the fire and a nice hour in the outdoor hot tub. 

What are your art goals for the future?

I would love to travel and teach, and be able to see the world at the same time.  But for me, this is a long-term goal as my kids are a little too young and need me at home.

Please feel free to ask more questions in the comments section! Lesley will attempt to answer them as she sees them!
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

My favourite colours...


Louise here with another layout for you, this time using my favourite Spritz and Vibez colours - Sea Foam and Sea Monkey. They're gorgeous together and make a wonderful watery background. Anyway forgive the lateness, we've had a lot of sickness in our house this month!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break... and here's the video:

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Make your own decorative Masking tape with Shimmerz Paints

I love Masking tape and paper tapes, I cant get enough, so I decided I would have a play with making my own and I found it was incredibly easy using Shimmerz and some stamps in my stash.

Take a look how I did it.

here is what I created with it.

I used many different colours and all the different ranges for this project.
You can find them all at THE SHIMMERZ SHOP

to name a few

PEARLZ- Blue by U, Carrot Top
SHIMMERZ- Lilac, Antique Lace
BLINGZ- Poinsetta Pink, December Sky, Winter Green
SPRITZ- Sea Foam

Thanks for watching, and I hope you will have a play and make some of your own decorative tape to use on your next projects.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Background Using Shimmerz Paints and Gesso

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be posting my first video tutorial here for Shimmerz Paints. I'm so honored to be part of this amazing team. I'm a beginner in creating video tutorials and I hope my first video tutorial here do not disappoint.

Today, I would like to share a video tutorial on how I've created the background for this layout below using Shimmerz Paints and gesso.

The techniques used in this video are resist painting with gesso and masking. Here is the video tutorial to it. There are more close-ups on this layout in the video. Enjoy and have fun experimenting!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Mixed Media...

 Hi Rita Barakat here with a mixed media video.
The end result...

 Supplies:  Shimmerz Coloringz Ivy League,
   Shimmerz Spritz Ruby,
           Shimmerz Blingz Pixie Dust
Chipboard Skirted Tag (album) Clear Scraps,
Pattern Paper Ta Da Creative Studios, Alphas Basic Grey
Fozz Felt KaiserCraft, Making Memories Velvet Stickers,
        Chipboard Clocks Heidi Swapp,  
Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Imitation Watercolor with Coloringz and Stamps

This month, we have a word, and that word is SPRING.  So you will see a flower filled bicycle and a butterfly from me today, showcasing symbols of spring along with the AWESOME Coloringz products that were introduced by Shimmerz in late January 2011.

For this video, I used 4 Coloringz (my NEW favorite Shimmerz products!) and stamps.  If you love the look of watercolor, you will love this technique.  I also give you a preview of MOST of the Coloringz so that you can see the colors as they come out of the bottle.  Just lovely.  Check out Mon Shari.  That is a stunning violet/deep purple color.

Hope you enjoy!

Video tutorial by Lesley Langdon.
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Shimmerz Paint Techniques......"Brayer & Brush"

Hi there, Lydell Here again with a video on some quick and easy techniques using Shimmerz Paints a little differently.
Hope you enjoy these ideas and have a go with your Shimmerz Paints to get some really cool effects for your backgrounds, art journals or mixed media projects.

See how easy that is.  No artistic flair needed, just some Book Pages, Shimmerz Paints, a brayer and a white gel pen....
Hope you are having a wonderful week.
Thanks for watching today!!!!!
Lydell Quin

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Meet our NEWEST Ed. Team Member

I would like to introduce you to the newest Shimmerz Ed. Team member. . . Linda Hall. She is crazy talented and as sweet as the day is long. You'll love her work and learn a lot! Keep reading to learn more about Linda and her art.

As a Mixed Media artist, I have no fear of venturing down creative avenues. I have a unique edginess for designing handcrafted artisan jewelry.

In a nutshell, "I am a visionary artist inspired by community, diversity, tradition, culture, excitement and positive energy. Imagination gives me the license to break boundaries."

Depending on the spirit of the moment, my creative handcrafted items have a vintage, eclectic, funky, traditional, whimsical, exotic or ethnic feel.

My passion and desire to make others smile comes from my heart and hands. Just like each person is an individual, each unique item is created like a fingerprint. No two items are exactly a like.

I pride myself in making each gift special, which is why my company is named “The Thought that Counts!”

I am so excited about incorporating the beautiful brilliant Shimmerz products into wearable art jewelry and other “out of the box” creations.

Stay tuned for an awesome colorful ride!

WELCOME Linda! We are so excited to have you join the Shimmerz Family!!!! Pin It