Three Ways To Use Shimmer Paint

Stampin' Up! gives us some wonderful products for adding bling and zing to our handmade cards and paper crafting projects.  I often reach for the Shimmer Paint when I want to add a subtle yet effective glimmer to a piece.  Here are three ways I like to use it.Lovely as a Tree with Shimmer Mist

1.  Make "Shimmer Mist" by mixing a few drops of Frost White or Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with alcohol or water in a 2 oz. spray bottle.  The more Shimmer Paint the more glimmer.  Then spray on your project.  I like to mix it with alcohol because it dries more quickly than water.  I used Frost White Shimmer mist on the image piece of this Christmas  card.

Elements of Style with Faux Pearl Technique 2.  Faux Pearl technique:  "Splotch" Shimmer Paint on card stock, then sponge over it to get a mother-of-pearl effect.  On this card I first stamped and colored the image from Elements of Style, added Frost White Shimmer Paint, then sponged the piece with Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake.  You can see a video tutorial I made on this technique HERE.

Vintage Background with Shimmer Paint 3.  Brayering technique:  Put a good dollop of Shimmer Paint on an empty stamp set box (one of the large sized boxes that wood mount stamps comes in is perfect).  Spread it around with the brayer until it is covered with a thin film of paint, then roll the brayer over your card stock.  I like a generous coating of Shimmer Paint on my vintage backgrounds, and will use two or three "brayers-ful."  You can see more information on this card HERE.

I have been playing with the Platinum Shimmer Paint a little bit.  It is much more opaque than the Frost White and Champagne Mist, so I am trying to find a good way to use it.  I will share it with you when I do!
Do you like what Shimmer Paint has done for these projects?  If so, you better make sure you have some on hand in your studio! 

Shimmer Paints--all Champagne Mist (#116806)
Frost White (#116854)
Platinum (#116807)

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5 Responses to Three Ways To Use Shimmer Paint

  1. Julie Beaulieu August 27, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Thanks for taking the time to explain these 3 methods. Haven’t tried No. 3 yet, but plan to soon.

  2. Just Me June 16, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    I’m always looking for new ways to use products. Especially when I buy “just because”. Thank you so much for this information.

  3. Sage Kimble June 16, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Thanks for your comment. I couldnt figure out how to use Shimmer Paint at first either, but now I wish Stampin Up! sold it in bigger bottles. I use the Champagne Mist with a brayer all the time.

    Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time

    Sage Kimble
    aka The Mad Stamper
    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator


  4. Pat Poniedzielski September 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Does Stampin Up still
    have the Shimmer Paint. I don’t find it in the book.
    Thank you.

    • Sage September 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

      Stampin’ Up! retired it a couple years ago (darn!!) I’ve found it on Amazon, it’s made by Tsukineko, called all-purpose ink. I use Champagne Mist or Frost White. You may also find it in the Craft Stores.

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