Thursday, August 21, 2008

Splatter Painting with Shimmerz!

Well, I've shared with you two of the three new Limited Edition Shimmerz Autumn colors and today I'm going to show you the third color, and "sort of" a fourth color! So you've seen Rustic Red and Beeswax - and now Sagebrush! It is a beautiful soft green! I had so much fun with these cards - I went a little crazy and made tons! Sp how about those leaves? Do they not knock your socks off or what? I think they are gorgeous!


Guess what I used to stamp those rich autumn leaves?? Well, yes, I used a stamp, actually two, but I also used Shimmerz! I know I've shown you stamping with Shimmerz before here, but that was when I used chalk ink on the stamp as well as Shimmerz; these leaves (the first layer anyway) were stamped only with Shimmerz!


I used Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-step Autumn Squirrel set. It really is a great fall/autumn set! It has the squirrel, some great acorns and beautiful leaves! To create these leaves, I only used the first and last steps of the 3-step leaf. The first step is a solid leaf. I took a paint brush, dipped it in the Shimmerz and just splotched it all around the stamp and stamped! I love that each leaf turned out different - just like in nature, some splotchy, some light, some dark. Once they dried, I stamped the last step of the leaf with Timber Stazon. Then I took my paint brush, dipped it in Shimmzers, and then flicked it with my finger, which created the splatters; I did this with each of the LE colors on each card (cleaning my paintbrush between colors!). I even did envelopes to match!

When I was making patterned leaf Shimmerz paper, I did card-front sizes, and then when I made the card, I cut them in half and had enough for two cards! I did the same for the individual leaves and cut them out. I thought the Shimmerized leaf paper gorgeous enough that the card didn't need much so I kept them very simple! All ribbon is May-Arts double-sided satin ribbon - I used two different colors and their reversed sides!

For the "sort-of" fourth color, the multi-colored leaves, I first painted the stamp with Beeswax, then I quickly added some Rustic Red around the edges of the leaf, then I stamped it! I could sit and look at these Shimmerz-Stamped leaves all day long!



Warning: When splatter painting, prepare for everything within 1-2 feet to be splattered - including your face! If you don't want it splattered then move it or cover it up or maybe just don't flick so hard! I went a little splatter crazy - I had it everywhere! It was quite funny!

Thanks so much for looking! If you've been using Shimmerz on a project - I'd love to see! Link it up!

19 comments:

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!!! I am going to have to branch out and try the stamping with Shimmerz!!!! Beautiful cards!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG Kisa, these are absolutely STUNNING!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will have to try this for SURE, your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!

Maren said...

GORGEOUS!!

kath said...

Oh they are so beautiful - what a fabulous technique...a little tip on the splattering...I use an old toothbrush and run my finger along the bristles....it doesn't seem to make such a mess...give it a try
Love
kath
xxxxx

broni (waterchild12) said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Kisa! What a fantastic set of cards! Those Shimmerz leaves are to die for!!!! Great job!!

Lila H said...

OMG!!!! The are lovely leaves!!!! I love each of the colors and that two-tone is WOWZA!!!! When I do my splatters I put the loaded paint brush in one hand and have another (unloaded paintbrush) in the then tap (a little hard) the loaded one criss-crossing against the unloaded - kinda like hitting two drum sticks together - only more fun. That might help a little - I can just picture you flingin that loaded paint brush for those splatters - - keep on Shimmerz Splatters!!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful cards, Kisa! You are rockin' those Shimmerz and your new Kitchen Sink Stamps! Awesome work!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

pretty pretty pretty! LOVE that image, love the shimmer, it's like, my favorite thing.

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

OOOOOH!!!! These is gorgeous!!!! YES!!! those SHIMMERZ do knock my socks off!!!! Love hanging leaves...wonderful touch!!!!!

Elena said...

The cards are gorgeous! I like how you added the cut-out leaves as an additional element! Fabulous cards! Like you close-up pictures!

Stac said...

So awesome! I love how you used Shimmerz in so many different ways. You are on a roll. Keep up the great work!!

Danyelle Kessler said...

These are beautiful! I finally went out and bought some Shimmerz, but I was only bold enough to get one exclusive color. Ur right, they are awesome!

Sankari W. said...

WOW! Kisa - you are the Shimmerz QUEEN!!! Love all your cards - can't believe how many you made - wow = seriously impressed! I love your blog Kisa, and just wanted to let you know that I passed a little award your way on my blog :)
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend -
I am hoping to throw down some colors sooN!
:) Sankari

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are gorgeous! I think I need to try this

Faith said...

Kisa!!! Oh my Goodness!!! The leaves are gorgeous!!! I am going to have to buy this stuff!!! (and maybe do a project...lol) I just love your blog!!!
Faith

Jennifer E. said...

WOW! These are absolutely stunning! I just found your blog & now I'm off to read the read of your posts in this series. I love that leaf stamps & you've enlightened me on Shimmerz. I think I gotta get me some!

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Hey lady! Hope you are having a good weekend! I have yet another blog award for you waiting on my blog!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow!!! These are just gorgeous! And hello from another Oregonian.

Amber said...

Oh Kisa, these are FABULICOUS! OMG I'm SO going to try stamping with my Shimmerz! TFS:)

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