I started by laying out some scrapbook papers and then layering on the paints! I used both acrylic and Luminarte Silks-acrylic glaze to make the paint shimmering - that's the part that GLOWS!
I finished off the background using some Gel Medium and Lumiarte Primary Elements with a stencil - positively dazzles!
My image is colored with colored pencils!
Moving right along playing with my gel medium I did a 2 page journal piece in a circle journal I am participating in.
I swear I can't get enough of this color combo! It's so in your face too! I took about 37 zillion photos trying to grab the full effect of the shimmer but no dice. Basically, anywhere that looks like it is GLOWING - that's shimmer peeps! I began the page with gel medium and a clock pieces stencil. Then I sprayed liberally with Radiant Rain Shimmering Mists - LOVE that stuff! I used Ocean Wave, Teal Zircon and Sunburst - YUMMINESS!
It settles nicely around the stenciled images and pools up and looks really cool too - see the number 2? And the edges of the clock? I used more bubble wrap and acrylic paint to tone down the brightness just a bit - I have some pale blue and a medium grayed out green.
My last layer was gel medium mixed with Sunburst Primary Elements Powder applied through sequin waste. Because of the semi-transparency of the medium the layers underneath change the look of the surface. You can see the pooling shimmery goodness on the left too! I sure hope the journal owner likes it....