Earlier this week, I showed you some simple tricks to help you with your Shimmer Brushes and promised you a tutorial showing a few techniques you could use on your projects. Well, it took me a little longer than I hoped to finish the video, but it is complete and ready for you to enjoy.
For those of you who would like to know more about how I created each of these cards, you can continue reading about my project after you view video.
My original goal, was to show you how to use our Shimmer Brushes to create a single card, but there are just so many techniques to share♥, so I chose instead, to create three cards and share just a few of those techniques with you today.
Each one of these cards was created using the Aurora Cardmaking Kit. If you are a member of my VIP group or you follow CTMH on Facebook, you were able to join a live event showing how♥ to make the cards in this kit. Well, I decided that since I already have the kit, I would make a few more cards using those wonderful little globe die cuts and my Shimmer Brushes.
Let’s start out by taking a look at the backgrounds I created on each of the cards. All three have a splatter pattern in the background, but each one was created a little differently using a Shimmer Brush.
On two of the cards I created a simple diagonal splatter pattern. One card has more of a condensed pattern while the other is a little larger and more random.
To create the condensed pattern, I removed some of the ink from the Julep Shimmer brush, held it close to the cardstock, and forcefully tapped the brush causing more ink to fly off the brush. On the second card, I removed the excess ink, held the brush a little higher above the cardstock, then lightly tapped the Charcoal Shimmer brush.
On the third card, I chose to add some paint swishes and create a much larger droplet on my splatter pattern. I light brushed the Toffee Shimmer across the cardstock, then loaded the brush with ink and tapped it lightly in a diagonal direction across the cardstock.
Each of these techniques creates a slightly different look to your background pattern.♥ Now let’s take a look at the globes I created and how I used the Shimmer Brushes to create those beautiful blended colors.
The first globe was shaded using a mix of Mint and Lagoon Shimmer ink. I shaded the entire globe in Mint, then allowed a large amount of Lagoon ink to soak and blend into the edges of the die cut.
On the second globe, I used watercolor pencils that I blended with a Clear Shimmer brush. After I shaded the die cut with the green and blue watercolor pencils, I used the shimmer brush like a waterbrush to blend the colors.
Wasn’t that fun?!♥ Now you have a few new techniques you can use when you are creating your projects with Shimmer Brushes. I hope today’s project inspired you to create something new and that you give a few of these techniques a try.
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