Marti here with a follow up to the previous post about the wonderful shimmering Luminarte acrylic skins (made with gel mediums and Primary Elements Artist Pigments). Now that you have these sheets of shimmering fabulousness what can you do with them??? I decided to cut them up and add them to a journal page - they cut easily with either scissors, dies or craft punches!
The stems, leaves and flowers are all cut from skins - look at that shimmer! My page started with this adorable image from Sherri Baldy - I just LOVE these -I only came across them recently. I colored her up using prisma colored pencils and gave her some added pizzazz with an orange spica glitter pen. I am really into turquoise and terra cotta lately so she covers both my fave image and my fave color combo.
The skins are also easy to draw on top of for added doodles - here I used a Sharpie paint pen. My background is also full of luscious Luminarte shimmer - washes of watered down Primary Elements mixed with glazing medium and then an added punch with some bubble wrap stamping using the same puddles of color. Because the paint is thicker where I used the bubble wrap it goes on darker.
The subtle texture of the surface of the skins also increases the light reflection. The flower centers have a bit of microbeads embedded in them - I added these while the paint was wet.
As I mentioned - you can easily cut the skins with craft punches or dies. In the card below I used a sizzix die to cut the flower embellishment.
Thanks so much for dropping by!