Many years ago I bought my first little container of shimmer paint. I say “many years” because I have had it in my craft collection for so long that I have no idea when I bought it! When I first used the Frost White Shimmer Paint I tried it in a spritz bottle mixed with rubbing alcohol and sprayed my paper to create a shimmery background. Let me tell you, that was not easy and I had shimmer everywhere but on the paper!!
I eventually tucked it away and forgot about it until last winter. I played around with it and discovered a really easy way to use it to add detail to cards: simply dip the tip of a stylus into the paint and drop a dot on your project.
This quickly became my favourite technique for adding inexpensive embellishments, but I was starting to run low on this old jar of shimmer paint.
I am loving that gold shimmer paint!
A new trick I just learned with the Frost White is that you can add a bit of ink to it to make different colours (as seen with the red tree accents above).
For a slightly different variation of this technique, add a very small amount of water to the shimmer paint and splatter it with an Aqua Painter.
After trying the splatter technique and having the brush in my hand, I wondered if it could be tinted with ink and painted on an image. Yes, it can!
I love this shimmery, pale blue unicorn!
If you discover any other easy ways to use the Shimmer Paint, please let me know by sharing in the comments below!