Shimmer on grey

I saw a beautiful card by Dawn Wolesagle featuring shimmer paint on a dark grey base and decided to try my own. I know mine do not have the impact of Dawn’s card but I like the simplicity of design and colour on these one layer cards. I’m going to try the technique again with an even darker background.

I used the textured grey luxe cardstock from the Foiled Fox and combined outline stamps from the Penny Black set {heart Christmas} to make a design with versafine clair nocturne ink.

I painted the leaves in moss green pearlescent paint from the Coliro ocean set and the flowers with rose from the vintage set then switched to gel pens to fill the berries with gold and dot white around the designs.

The sentiments are both from the Penny Black merry up set stamped in Brutus Monroe alabaster ink and embossed in alabaster powder.

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3 Comments on “Shimmer on grey”

  1. patricia rowe says:

    Love your picture and update. I sent the link to another friend.
    I am happy to see this on grey because I bought some paper awhile back and have not used it.
    This is encouraging.

  2. Pat says:

    I have some grey card and will give this a go I think as it looks gorgeous Heather. I don’t have the shimmery paints but do have some gold and silver mica powders which do mix with water and I have tried them added to watercolour, so will try that. x

  3. Debbie Gaetz says:

    I love working on grey card stock and embossing the grey velvet sheets.

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