Friday, March 5, 2010

Book Study: Shimmer Paper

On NGS group we are doing a study of Julia Andrus's book "Paper Transformed". This week we're looking at the technique Shimmer Paper. Julia says this technique turns any paper into a soft shimmering version of itself. It is very easy. Make a wash of water and Perfect Pearls. I choose Sunflower. Julia says to quickly paint over the paper, stroking in both directions then buff the paper with a paper towel.
First sheet I used a very small amount of Perfect Pearls, result in a light shimmer.
Second sheet, used more Perfect Pearls in the wash and resulted in more shimmer. I love how the blue paper is still blue, but glitzy.
Did a wash over background papers:
Another wash over white paper that had been embossed in a Cuttlebug embossing folder (love this one):
Over some colorful tissue paper:
And over a work sheet that had been used when I was brayering on rainbow ink pads over card stock.:
Lots of fun. Julia says that gold Perfect Pearls will make warm tones and pearl Perfect Pearls will make cool tones.


chrissy said...

I agree with you... I like the cuttlebug'd paper best, but that decorated tissue paper also looks great.

Maggi said...

Lovely - lots of good examples on different papers.

laurel said...

thanks so much for the information. They are beautiful. Can't wait to try it