I have been trying to use the Shimmer Paint in the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog like mad! I’m not going to lie, I made many failed attempts using it to stamp, paint, heat emboss, color on an embossing folder, ect. My best advice for anyone new to Shimmer paint, get some scrap paper and set aside some time to see what works best for you. Being in love with the results of the Shimmer paint kept me going. I finally had my “shiver me timbers” moment when I successfully used it with a sponge and a paintbrush (separately).
The first success I had was with using it with a sponge to lightly sponge onto my die cut leaves. I used the lighting below to highlight where the Bright Copper Shimmer paint was sponged. In normal day light, it isn’t so noticeable, it blends much nicer than it looks with a bright light shining on it. The leaves were cut from fall colors Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot (my new favorite color) and Crushed Curry. Night of Navy has become a fall color for me as it was to color of my husbands suit when we got married years ago in October. For sponging, I just used a round sponger dauber to lightly dip in the cap of the Shimmer paint container.