Frolic and Play: Shimmerz DT Art Journal Page

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Aloha!!

It is full swing in the holiday season here at the Lemieux house!! I have been really inspired by this holiday season, so what do I do but document it in my Art Journal.

I recently bought the Shimmerz Christmas Set. It has some really awesome and rich colors. It reminded me of the big evergreen tree I have in my back yard. Even though it is not normally covered in snow, I love when it is because it is so beautiful. I wanted to recreate that look in my Art Journal. Take a look at what I did.

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I also pulled out a bunch of the green sprays out. If you didn’t know I am in love with using the Shimmerz Sprays as watercolors. Even though I love the inklingz and creamer   I just have really enjoyed splattering and using the sprays as washes. I mixed and blended the greens to look the branch of the evergreen. Just like in nature, you never see one true color but a bunch mixed together, I always keep this in mind when trying to paint something from real life.

I added the branch with brown Creameez, and highlighted the branch with a bit of olive branch Spritz. I then used a fine line bottle with Acritonez, In the Navy and Tar, Tar mixed with some airbrush medium to thin the paint out. This makes a nice consistency to doodle with. I also added some limb doodles too.

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Later when the tree was dry,  Truthfully I let it sit for a while, not quite sure what I wanted to add next. I love when my pages have this span of time. I don’t rush through finishing it up, I let it sink in so I can create something I love.

I used some inklingz and some gold mine Texturez with some regular modeling paste to get more of a coppery shimmer and texture with a circle cobblestone stencil. After adding some Widy Tidy Texturez and Puttin on the Glitz Pasteez paste it looks like it is covered in sparkly shimmering snow.

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I added this stencil on both sides of my art journal.

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I added hand stitched ornaments in various patterned paper on my spread too. I wanted them to look like they were hanging from the tree limb.

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Each ornament is a bit different but with similar colors to look like they match with the spread, but with this Christmas themed spread.

I love this little bird. I wanted it to look like he was sitting on the ornament in the tree. Each of the ornaments have what looks like a string from the paint in my fine line bottle. I started with this to connect the ornament to the tree but looked like it had a metal piece holding it.

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I added some creamer in thunderstorm which is a grey to give it that silver metal look. Then finished with some highlights with a silver paint pen.

Each of the ornaments has different stitching but in similar colors as well. I have to say this is my favorite part. The fun part, because as cool as the limb looks by it’s self now it feels like a Christmas Carol.

Which is where I got the idea for my sentiment.

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Frolic and Play the Eskimo way… I used a variety of alpha stickers I had that helped pull out the feeling of my spread. It’s a simple sentiment but just has that feeling I was going for. Of being out in the nature enjoying the holiday season.

Here is one last look at the whole spread.

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BE sure to tune to my Youtube Channel later and watch this whole process!!


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Also be sure to mention me in the Shimmerz Store checkout to claim your gift!!

Thanks for joining me today!! Can’t wait to share more with you later!!

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Shimmerz Design Team Wood Canvas Art Piece

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Aloha!!

The rainy season is full blown here in the PNW area now. And that means I am searching for color. Which really translates into watch out for a load of colorful projects!!

Today is Shimmerz Day!! I love this day. I love one I get to focus on all my Shimmerz stuff and just play.

Lately I have been doing a ton of art journaling and I have been itching to maybe, just maybe try some art on a canvas. Then bam in the mail came a wooden canvas!! What are the odds of that?! It really must mean I needed to try something. Anything.

If you have been following me this fall you have noticed I really have been leaning towards more of that watercolor look. I have been loving taking my Shimmerz sprays and grabbing my paintbrush and let the sprays splatter. There is just something cool about when the liquidy color lands on a page anyhow it flows differently every single time.

Using the wooden canvas did make the spray splatters look and bleed into each other a little bit. I did add absorbent ground to the wood before so that the splatters move more on top of the wood instead of in the wood. Absorbent ground like gesso has a white tint to it.

Let’s take a look at this canvas and I’ll mention a few of my favorite elements on it. I also will mention a couple of things I would change if I were to re do this again.

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I started with lots of Shimmerz Sprays. Here is the list of sprays I used:

  1. Vibez: Velveteen Green and Pink Moscato (Both new additions to the store)
  2. Coloringz: Keep Palm
  3. Spritz: Bamboo Leaf

I used a round paint brush to achieve the larger splatters and blend the splatters together.  This part does take a bit of time, but with some music and just letting go of that analytical thinking this process to me is so calming.

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By using multi matte medium I adhered pieces of paper and washi tape. I just put them randomly around the canvas. At this point I have no idea where this spread is gonna go. I really like to take that approach too. I try no to overthinking it. There will be time for that later when I add extra stuff to my spread.

Once the matte medium is dry I added some tiny triangles with a fine line bottle with thinned out with airbrush medium to In The Navy Acritonez. Acritonez is really thick but I love the color. By thinning it down I get the color but really easy draw with in a finalize bottle.

I think my favorite part of the canvas has to be the gold foil flakes!! My friend Khristina started a fun kit club(Secret Not So Secret Club) and put together a mixed media kit for me in November. She added these gold foil flakes, and I have been itching to use them.

To adhere them I used matte medium as well. I think maybe in the future I might use modge lodge in shiny finish, I feel like it would not mute the shiny gold part. It takes a bit playing to get the foil not to stick to your fingers but once I got a good system it was really fun adding tons of gold through the canvas.

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To create the wording on the canvas I created a cut file in Photoshop and welding in together in Silhouette Studio. I used two different fonts and then cut them out with the same patterned paper. I used a gorgeous paper in the Bohemian Dreams Collection from Cocoa Vanilla.

If I were to redo this I think I would use more of a solid like pattern. Also maybe a color that was different then the background splatters. This will affect the look once the Modge Podge dries. I really have to work to add outlining and contouring around the letters. Even with some paint markers and a charcoal pencil I still needed to add something later.

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I layered lots of ephemera, die cuts and stickers on top of two gold doilies which I wrapped around my wood canvas. I made sure I gave a bit of dimension to them by curling the edges up and thinking about the materials I was layering together.

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I also added some SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins on the canvas among the clusters. I finished the whole thing of by splattering lots of Blingz and Good as Gold Inklingz!!

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I know this is quite busy, but for me it was all about getting messy. Also having fun.

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Now that I ventured out into the world of canvas art work, I have a feeling I will be doing more of these canvases!!

Be sure to be on the look out for my process video later tonight on my Youtube Channel.

 

Also be sure to mention me when you make some purchases over at the Shimmerz Store and you will get a fun prize.  This week there has been some amazing deals so check them out. Also there are quite a few new items in the store as well. Some of which I used today!!

Have a wonderful and inspired week!!

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Shimmerz DT Layout: All the Feels

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Aloha!!
I am so very excited to share this layout with you today!! I have another Shimmerz paintz Design Team layout. I am creating a mixed media scrapbooking layout with tons of paint.
Here are the list of Shimmerz products I used on my layout and where you can find them in the Shimmerz Store:

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Acritonez:
3 Sheets to the Wind : http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/AcriTonez-3-Sheets-to-the-wind/p/77734792/category=22094733
Given Jade : http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/AcriTonez-Jiven-Jade/p/77734794/category=22094733
In the Navy: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/AcriTonez-In-the-Navy/p/77734805/category=22094733
Over Easy: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/AcriTonez-Overeasy/p/77734788/category=22094733

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Shimmeringz:
Goldie Lox: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/Shimmeringz-Goldie-Lox/p/58428202/category=15956148
Bronzed Bombshell: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/Shimmeringz-Bronzed-Bombshell/p/58428213/category=15956148

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Inklingz:
Penny 4 your thoughts: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/Inklingz-Penny-4-Your-Thoughts/p/58350697/category=15956167

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Mention my name when you checkout in the info box and you will get a free shimmers product. Here is the link to the Shimmerz Store:
http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php

 

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To find out more about Shimmerz:
http://www.shimmerzpaints.com

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To see more Shimmerz Design Team Inspiration here is the link to their blog:
http://shimmerzpaints.blogspot.com

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Here is some other products that I used that you may be interested in:
Clique Kits September Sundance Main Kit: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1957/SEPTEMBER_2017_%2F%2F_SUNDANCE_.html
Clique Kits Exclusive Cut Files:
Basic Clique Kits Cut Files: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/c229/Clique_Cuts.html
The Leaves/Wreath Cut File I used: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p968/Clique_Kits%3A_Clique_into_December_-_Cut_Files.html
Fall Script word Cut File: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1948/Clique_Kits%3A_September_2017_Cut_File_-_Fall_Words.html
Pinecone Cut File: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1950/Clique_Kits%3A_September_2017_Store_Cut_File_-_Pine_Cone.html

Use my code Hannah10 and get 10% off your order at the clique Kits store (http://www.cliquekits.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html)

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You can watch my process video below or over at my Youtube Channel:

 

Here is one final look at my layout. I love all the layered elements that work so well with all the mixed media on the background!!

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See you next time, until then Stay Inspired!!

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Shimmerz Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal Spread

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Aloha!!!

Today I am sharing an art journal spread in a Traveler’s notebook insert. This is my first spread as a part of Shimmerz Paints Design Team. I am so excited too, because I love using their products. This is definitely a dream team that I joined. It is fun seeing where all the creating I have been doing these past few years has taken me.

Here is a look at my spread.

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Today I used :
Acritonez:
Tar, Tar
3 Sheets to the Wind
In the Navy
Pinkadelic
Overeasy
Jiven Jade

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Pasteez:
Putin on the Glitz
Lava Flow

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Creamez:
Cheeky Pink
Good Ol Summer Time

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Shimmeringz:
Goldie Lox

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You can purchase all these products right in the Shimmerz Store. Here is a link to the Store,

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To get more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team Check out the Shimmerz Blog:

For Over all info about Shimmerz Check out their website,
http://www.shimmerzpaints.com

Make sure to mention me when you shop at the Shimmerz Store and you will get a free product!!

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Other products that I used that I want to mention:
Scrapping Wonders Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook Insert,

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You can watch my process video below:

 

 

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I hope this inspires you to play with your mixed media supplies!! I can’t wait until next time!!

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