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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Mail


Happy Mail! 

Hello my fellow Shimmerz Siren’s!.  
I'm up on the Shimmerz Paints Blog 
sharing some Happy Mail for a dear mixed media mistress.
 Pssst… I hope her package makes it to her mailbox
 before this post is published. 



 You can find the finished fabric/junk journal here
and all the Shimmerz Paint colors
and techniques.




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sweet Magic Tea

 I'm up on the Shimmerz Paint Blog today
sharing my Sweet Magic Tea canvas project.

I'll show you how to create a faux encaustic photo 
that renders an ethereal, milky image
using Shimmerz Pasteez without the hassle
of melting max and cleaning it up afterwards.
And, I'll show you how to create some magic
tea bag art too.
You can find it all here.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Shimmerz Paint Sale!

Shimmerz Paint Sale is going on right now! 
Stock up on some yummy Spring colors.

Hop over to the Store is here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

22% Irish!


Hello Friends!
I am up on the Shimmerz Blog today
sharing my 22% Irish Art Journal entry.
Follow me here
and I'll share with you
the Shimmerz Paint products used
and some techniques too!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Gypsy Soul


Did you hear that gypsy Shimmerz Siren?
Yep, that was me, Joyce. 
I’m going to show you how to apply some gypsy/bohemian
style to your art today using Shimmerz Paints. 
I have been enthralled by Gypsy genre and bohemian art styles lately, 
 so I thought I’d take those  feelings and put them on paper.
 I adored the movement in the girls dance!
And, I thought I could create such movement with some Shimmer Paint products.
And what’s a gypsy girl without her baubles and chains? 
Visit Shimmerz Paints Blog and find out some of the details that created the movement in this 9 x 12 watercolor layout. 

Shimmerz Products found in their store:
Spritz – Chance of Rain, 4 Leaf Clover, Plum Pudding
Vibez – Plum Tuckered Out, Blushing Bride
Shimmerz – Celery, Berry-licious, Orchid-stra, Key lime
Inkglingz- Brass Knuckles
Texturez – Tidy Widy







Sunday, February 19, 2017

Light Seeker

I am a Light Seeker which is a student of Laly Mille’s Art. 
In a short time, I have learned many new techniques in her class
and about some amazing art products too.
My class mates are seasoned artist and so very inspiring,
I feel so humble being amongst them and learning from them too.

I am sharing my version of the Winter’s Tale canvas.
This exercise was all about light, contrasts and shadows
I used an old 1920 photo of my grandmother as a child. 
I didn’t expect the color in the black and white photo
to take on a green hue when I applied
the faux encaustic.
  Once the green hue revealed itself,
I then chose to add the color in my canvas.











Thanks for letting me share this journey with you.
  I hope to share more exercises with you as I continue my art classes with Laly.





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We're All A Little Broken....and That's Okay


You wouldn’t think that pages this size would include so many Shimmerz products….but they did.
And, I was only too happy to work and include them in my art journal entry entitled, “We’re all a Little Broken.”  One of my favorite things to do when working in old thrift shop books is to create my own backgrounds.  The following Shimmerz products were used to age the book pages and work with the colors in the photo:

Shimmeringz- Heavy Metal
Vibez – Blushing Bride
Spritz – Treasured Hymm


The broken heart chipboard was created with the new Acritonez self-priming acrylic paint. After applying gesso on top of the chipboard, add light molding paste over a small pattern stencil and allow the product to dry. Then apply the Acritonez – Roses are Red paint on top of the chipboard and molding paste.  Then spritz on some Vibex- Blushing Bride to add some depth in the color. Using a small paint brush add Inklingz- Brass Knuckles, and Inklingz- I Love You Onyxly around the raised molding paste patterns to make the molding paste pattern stand out. Some rich Blingz – Gold Glimmer was lightly added around the circumference of the broken heart.


And finally, I used another new product, Paste-eez dimensional paint. This paint was spread over a small heart stencil. When the product dried, I shaded the three little dimensional hearts with Inklingz- I Love You Onyxly and a very small paint brush to make them stand out gloriously.

I hope I have inspired you to visit your local thrift shop and re-purpose an old book using the gorgeous Shimmerz paint line.

Acritonez – Roses are Red
Paste-eez –The “Cream” Team
Shimmeringz- Heavy Metal
Vibez – Blushing Bride
Spritz – Treasured Hymm
Blingz – Gold Glimmer
Inklingz- I Love You Onyxly
Inklingz – Brass Knuckles
Inklingz – Miner, Miner 49er