Thursday, December 10, 2015

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Creating Drama (the good kind) with Shimmerz Paints and Dusty Attic Chipboard

So I printed off this dramatic gorgeous gown photo over a year ago (an image I got off of Pinterest) and had meant to do a page with rich colors and textures for quite some time now.  Finally got around to doing it (as I still had so much family pics to scrap!).  Sometimes it's fun to do a page 'just because', know what I mean?

These are the Shimmerz Paints products I used for this you will see in the video tutorial, each of these products has it's own unique quality whether it be the smooth thick texture of the Dazzlerz, the deep rich tones in the Coloringz and Vibez or the incredible shimmer of the Inklingz.
NOTE:  You can purchase your Shimmerz Paints HERE.  Be sure to mention my name "Gabrielle" in the Instructions to Merchant part of your order to get your FREE/Bonus Shimmerz paint product in the color of your choice with your next Shimmerz Paints order!

As always, a project is not complete for me unless I have a nice selection of Dusty Attic Chipboard in them.  Above are the Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces I used for my project:  Ornamental Trim Set (brand new product), Word Pack #14, Lacey Heart Frame Set.....and I used a NEW Dusty Attic Stencil design called Fans....if you haven't seen all the gorgeous new stencils from Dusty Attic, be sure to check them out, they are amazing, you can view them HERE!! You can find Dusty Attic Chipboard at The Scrapbook Diaries.

I also used 3 stamp sets I designed for The Scrapbook Diaries, the two stamp sets on the left and right (above) are a couple of the newest stamps I've designed for them.  You can purchase my stamps at this link at The Scrapbook Diaries.  And good news for those 'down under'....Joanne Flannery at Embellish It! in New Zealand is now carrying my stamps (and stencils!) you can find her store HERE.

So it's time to give yourself a little break, grab your favourite beverage and hope you enjoy watching my little video tutorial on how to make this page....Enjoy!

Hope you had fun watching my tutorial. Here are a few close-ups you can view at your leisure....

I should note that after I filmed my tutorial, I felt my design needed a little more color in the bottom right section so I added a couple more spritzes of paint and some swirls of fibre threads (from a package I got from my local dollar store).

I've had these Prima jewelled leaves sitting in my stash forever! When I was choosing my embellishing products I totally had to use these as I thought they were a good match for the colors I was using in the layout!

I'm just loving those new Ornamental trims from Dusty Attic, ....kinda sad I've used the whole pack up....thinking I need to get me some more :)  ....Really loving the new stencil designs as well, in the top right corner you can see some of the texture and design I got onto the page using the Fan stencil from Dusty Attic with my Homemade Texture Paste and some Shimmerz Paints.

The pink and black butterflies were cut from one of my favorite Bo Bunny collections called Primrose (I used the paper called Bliss).  I also used a fun BoBunny Stamp on this page called 'Butterflies'.   TIP:  Many of you ask what to do when your paper buckles from wetting or spritzing your paper with paints and water.  One of my favorite things to do is use my hair flattening iron on the paper, its a quick and easy fix!

So I hope you enjoyed todays post and hope I've given you some inspiration to get out your scrapping/mixed media products and play!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such sweet comments and feedback, they really make my day! xo xo


Ульяна и Полина said...

Как красиво!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

So beautiful! I know I don't comment often enough but your work always leaves me inspired! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your page and design are both gorgeous! I love the wonderful colors and the awesome pic!

Romy said...

Wow!! Seriously, this is stunning as can be! What an amazing lay-out!

Patty O'Malley said...

Pretty layout, Gabi!

Janene said...

Amazing as always! Love the color and photo - your daughter is stunning!

Shonz said...

Hi Gabrielle. .
I'm a new member and want you to know you are the reason I've just spent heaps buying a shyte load of dusty attic products. Lol.
Each time you post something new I've got to find it. The only thing I can't seem to find is the shimmerz paints here in new zealand. So I'm dying to get started but till I track them down will have to wait.
Take care

Four11Lady said...

Everything that you do is simply gorgeous! Love the colors and the feminine-ness (is that a word???)to the whole layout. Well done, as usual.
Can't wait to be able to get those new stamps of yours. My limited budget doesn't allow for them right now though..........:(

Lizzyc said...

Absolutely stunning layout! Love the rich colours and enjoyed the video too!

Ann said...

Everything you do is amazing, I love to watch your videos. I have managed to get some of the chipboards here in England and your wonderful stencils. I just wish someone would stock your stamps, they are so good.
Ann x

Whimsytouches said...

Love, Love your work always. You are the reason why I am an obsessed arts an crafter. Love this piece, the color and the use of fibers, and stamps. Someone said in your comments, that it's your daughter. If so, beautiful daughter and good photography work. Your photographs of the pieces you make are stunning too. I recently bought your stamps and stencils. I am did a mixed media canvas with the Moving Vines stencil.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Awww,thanks so much Ann! I've got some great news! There is an online store inv the UK called The Mad Scrapper owned by Janine O'Roarke that will soon be carrying my stamps....I'll let you know when she has them in!xo

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Awww,thanks so much Ann! I've got some great news! There is an online store inv the UK called The Mad Scrapper owned by Janine O'Roarke that will soon be carrying my stamps....I'll let you know when she has them in!xo

Ann said...

Thanks Gabrielle, The Mad Scrapper is where I got some of the stencils and Chipboards. I'll keep checking their website.
My 9 year old grandson is amazed at what you can do. He loves to craft too.

Many thanks x

Unknown said...

Always my favorite, I can pick your work out of the crowd, still the best!! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent and family with us all. Very excited about your product line. Thanks again for all that you do!!!

Unknown said...

M'encanta aquest treball. És molt armoniós i queda perfecte. Felicitats!


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