Thursday, December 27

how to create a shimmering background {DT work for PaperHaus}

hello scrappy friends,

today i would like to share with you one of my latest tutorial, created for THE PAPERHAUS MAGAZINE - how to create a shimmering background in 3 easy steps. 

 products you will need: 
white cardstock 
art anthology sorbet dimensional gel paint “LINEN”, “SPLASHED” and “FROST” 
glimmer mist “FROST” 
perfect pearls mist “PERFECT PEARL” 
tattered angels “winter crystals” glimmer screens 
tattered angels glimmer chips “frosty memories” 
prima marketing “ledger” paper pad 
prima marketing tiny alphabet stickers
quickutz “blossom” alphabet dies 
spellbinders “snowflake pendant 2010” die 
spellbinders “create a flake” die 
donna downey “organic dots” mask 

step 1: position the snowflake glimmer screens on your cardstock and spray it with glimmer mist. allow it to dry.

step 2: take a brush and carefully fill in the white snowflake images on the background with art anthology “FROST” gel paint. don’t try to paint over it, but dab it with the brush to create the dimensional effect. after the paint is dry, add some beads in the middle of the snowflakes. 

step 3: position your mask at the corners of the cardstock and add some art anthology “splashed” gel paint. allow it to dry. 

 now that your cardstock is all glittery and shimmering, you can begin building your layout. 

 to finish off my background i did some stamping and doodled the dotty pattern at the corner with copic ciao markers. then, I sprayed the glimmer chipboard element with the perfect pearl mist and add it above my photo.

to create the snowflakes i used shimmering cardstock, prima marketing pattern paper and spellbinders cutting dies. i layered them and arranged them around my picture. 

 the large letters for my title i cut out with quickutz alphabet dies and i painted them with art anthology “LINEN” gel paint. 

i added some buttons and pearls to finish off my design. 

 thank you for vising my blog!

have a wonderful cozy evening and come back tomorrow!

hugs 'n smiles,


Patty O'Malley said...

This is just beautiful, Emmy!

Margaret said...

Beautiful. Such dimension. And the colours are great.

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Anonymous said...

what a cool technique! I will have to give it a try!