OLW 43 ShimmerPosted: March 6, 2011
Susan’s challenge on Simplicity this week was to add a little shimmer. Once again this was indeed a challenge to me. I rarely add shimmer and could only think of one product I had which would provide any shimmer: some pearl ex powders from SU. I have hardly used them and have forgotten the techniques I once tried.
To make the top card I flicked around a bit of masking fluid first then rolled the dragonflies with versamark before brayering celery and bordering blue over the top of that. I shook pearl ex powder onto the coloured panel and it stuck to the versamark but also lightly to the rest of the area. You can see a bit of shimmer at either edge of the card but the string of shimmery dragonflies actually goes right across the card.
The card below was done in a similar order but I embossed a string of dragonflies first. After that I added a string in versamark and pearl ex and a few coming off onto the ivory cardbase.
All in all it was a fairly experimental exercise which is half the fun of challenges. As others have said in their posts there is a lot more shimmer to be seen in real life but there are glimpses in the photos.
Stamps: Dragonfly roller, Paint Prings, Simple Sayings 2 (all SU)
Inks: Versamark, Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory
Also: clear e.p., Pearl Ex powder