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Shimmerz Pearlz

{Reported by: Mandy Starner}

Shimmerz developed a collection of paints to co-ordinate with the Teresa Collins Chic Bebe collections. This set of paints are softly tinted (but still opaque), shimmery, and smooth as glass. Between the five different colors, you can use these paints with just about anything out there. I have to be honest with you though, I VERY rarely use paint on my paper crafting projects and brighter/darker colors are more “my thing”. So, I had to do some experimenting and step out of my box a little bit to work with these paints. (That really wasn’t a bad thing.) With that said, here is the low down…

What I liked:

They have a very smooth texture (not gritty at all).

It can be applied with your finger, a paint brush, foam brush… all with the same effect.

They are great for adding tint and shimmer to paper flowers.

What I disliked:

I thought they could use a little more shimmer. Unless you used a thick coat, the shimmer was hard to notice (even after stirring and shaking it up well.) *Some colors are better than others.

You don’t get a tremendous amount of paint for your money.

And as I explained above, the colors weren’t what I normally work with.

What I made:

I used the Pearl color and a stencil to create my own patterned paper with just plain ‘ole kraft cardstock and I used the Ballet Slipper pink to paint my chipboard letters to match my papers.

Supplies used: Cardstock- Bazzill, Paint- Shimmerz Pearlz, Pattern papers- Deja Views, SEI, American Crafts, Ribbon- American Crafts, Chipboard- Maya Road, Punch- Martha Stewart

On this card, I used the Ballet Slipper to color the white flowers, adding the Pearl and Crafty to add shadows and highlights, and I used the Morning Mist to add shimmer to the blue flowers.

Supplies used: Pre-scored card- Die Cuts With a View, Cardstock- Bazzill, Patterned papers- SEI, Deja Views, Die cut- K&Co., Chipboard- Heidi Swapp, Paints- Shimmerz Pearlz, Paper flowers- Prima, Stamp- Hero Arts, Pearls- Kaiser Craft, Ribbon- unknown, Buttons- unknown (vintage)

Where and How much:

Product Name: Teresa Collins Shimmerz Pearlz

Manufacturer: Shimmerz

MSRP: $4.20 each

Available at: *Stamp and Create, Peaches Gifts, All that Scraps

What do YOU think? Do you have these paints? Do you love them? Are these colors right up your alley? Have you used them differently than I have? Are they now, something you have to add to your stash?


hannie said...

wow.. u made it so simple to use and very interesting too. This thing never comes to my mind, would really love to try it out. Great page and card!

petunia670 said...

I really love your kraft cS layout. The simplicity of the flowers is divine. I would love to try the new Shimmerz ,but as you mentioned, I did feel w/ my old Shimmerz that I wanted a bit more shine.... but I'm curious to see the new collection.

kmassman said...

I love your layout and card! I haven't tried shimmerz. I usually make my own shimmery mist.

Wendy said...

I haven't had the opportunity to purchase these, thanks for the review. I would love to give them a try!

Anonymous said...

I too have never used paint in my sb's, but would love too add more shimmer, glitz & bling

lynda p

Silsine said...

Its the firs time i hear about them. I love your LO,

CuddlyBunny said...

Hmmm, not that "shimmer" is ever easy to photograph, but there doesn't to be anything added from these except cost.

Again, though, photographs aren't generally shimmer friendly.

As an aside: Your spring blossom photos mixed with the stamped blossom twigs ... GORGEOUS!

Vicki said...

I haven't seen these yet. Looks like something I'd love to give a try. I too like darker colors but would love to have the white. Your samples looked amazing. Thanks for the review.

Peggy said...

As you stated above I also don't use alot of paint in my crafting but I would be willing to give it a try. Great projects.
God bless!
Peggy Allen

Heather in AZ said...

I use paint often probably half my layouts lately have included paints. I must say these catch my eye but the price? over $4 for what looks like a tiny jar. I don't see a size listed on any of the sites selling it but unless it's several ounces I don't see myself buying these.

Cathryn67 said...

Interesting! I would love to try it out!

Stac said...

Shimmerz Pearlz are a pearlescent paint. Unlike Shimmerz and Bingz which are super Shimmery and iridesent. Be on the look out for new bright and bold Pearlz colors very, very soon.

Anonymous said...

I think I'd rather read this review and be able to enjoy it when the weird http language isn't in there.

GiddyGardener said...

I love anything from Teresa Collins Designs and she has had several examples of this product on her blog. I AM interested in trying this product, especially the Ballet Slipper Pink and I really like the results you had with your "just plain ole' kraft cardstock" and also the flowers on your card.

Theresa said...

Your sample projects are GORGEOUS! I have not tried this product, and frankly just wasn't sure what I would do with it - now I have a much better idea, and would like to give them a whirl! Thanks for sharing with us!

Peggy said...

love this card. The colors the 3d effect. and the saying. Thinking outside the box. Thanks so much for sharing.

Zoa said...

I recently purchased 2 "containers" and when I got them home was surprised and disappointed with the amount of paint in the container. It is very small to begin with, but then it is (in my estimate) only about a 1/4 of the way full?!?! You essentially pay $4 for maybe a of bout a tsp. of paint. not a very good value.... :(