Out & About with Jill and NEW Shimmerz Paints!

Hi all! I am popping in today with some fun news and to let you know that I am...
on the Shimmerz blog using NEW paints!
I have made three cards using this awesome new Shimmerz release.  For my first card, four new Shimmerz colors take center stage on the stamped butterfly tag, the focal point of this card design. “Under My Skin” is a definite go-to neutral which makes all the colors around it POP.  “Berry-licious” and “Crimson Tide” blend beautifully together.  And how about that bright, rich blue of “Anchors Away?” Swoon!  The background for this tag was easily created by spraying watercolor paper with Spritz “See Ya Latte” and then applying Dazzlers “Spun Sugar” through a stencil for just a touch of texture in the upper left hand corner.

Here's a closer look at the beautiful shimmer... so pretty in real life!
Shimmerz: Anchors Away, Crimson Tide, Berry-licious, Under My Skin
Spritz: See Ya Latte
Dazzlers: Spun Sugar
Other Supplies: Penny Black Stamps and Stencil (40-328 Butterfly Party, 30-283 Snippets, 25-014 Oscillations), Canson 140 Lb. Watercolor Paper, Versafine Ink (Onyx Black), Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon and Twine

My next card features the NEW Aqua Huez, watercolors with vibrant color and a flat finish. 
And seriously, be still my heart! I love this new product line—bold colors, easily blendable, and oh-so-portable.  By stamping the butterflies with a water soluable ink and painting on top, the look achieved is that of a completely hand-painted panel.  And by painting with Aqua Huez “Gray Matter” around the stamped images, extra shadows and depth is given to the finished card.

Oh, and if you want to see a short informational video about the new Aqua Huez, I recommend THIS ONE by Missy Whidden. 
Aqua Huez: Ivy League, Crazy Daisy, Carrots, Blue Me Away, Hottie Pink, 1 Brick Short, Little Boy Blue, Cuppa Joe, Sea Weed, Gray Matter, Chesternut, Red Hot, Pot-O-Gold
Other Supplies: Penny Black Stamps and Dies (30-296 Floral & Feathers, 51-108 Envision), Distress Ink (Old Paper), Memento Ink (Grey Flannel), Canson 140 Lb. Watercolor Paper, Sequins

And for my third card, I've used the new Wood Tonez set.
Mixing and matching is easy with this dreamy new Tonez set!  The background for this card features all four Tonez mediums.  The stamped flowers were painted with Inklings “Mochachino” along with Shimmerz “Coffee.”  These two colors together are great for achieving light and dark range on stamped images.  I mounted my flowers to an Inchie Arts White ATC Art Square for extra dimension.  The Art Square was sprayed with Spritz "See Ya Latte."  I just love how I can add sprays to the Art Squares without worrying about warping or piling with the wet media.

Additional Inchie Arts information on their BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE
Vibez: Hot Fudge
Spritz: See Ya Latte
Shimmerz: Coffee
Inklingz: Mochachino
Aqua Huez: Sea Weed
Other Supplies: Penny Black Stamps (30-238 Footnotes, 30-159 Dahlias), Gesso, Inchie Arts ATC Art Square, Twine, Self-Adhesive Pearl,  Canson 140 Lb. Watercolor Paper, StazOn Ink (Ganache), Memento Ink (Elderberry)

And remember, if you're looking to add Shimmerz Paints (including these new products) to your crafty stash then be sure to mention my name in the "notes to merchant" section when placing an order.  The kind folks at Shimmerz will give you free paint just for doing so! 

Thanks for stopping by the STUDIO today...we'll be back with more "love in the air" very soon!