As luck would have it, I also knew of a great little video by my friend across cyber space...Paula Phillips
So I gathered my ingredients..
Artist grade acrylic paints..matte medium...gloss medium...pearl ex powders..some Ikea wooden coffee stirrers..and some little jars.
How cute are those little jars, they only hold 28g which is 1 ounce, but for trying out new paints they are perfect. They are free too, if you happen to have a liking for cream teas as I do, then when you are given your little pot of jam just take it home with you.
Then I watched Paula's video... <--- click="" for="" p="" video="">So I mixed up 9 colours. See the shimmer in them..
Don't ask me what I put in each one, I haven't a clue. I just played. they are one offs never to be recreated hahaha.
I then thought i would give them names....this was a 3am idea obviously..
Here they are all painted out, they are fairly translucent.
It is very difficult to show you the shimmer.
As I said to start with these are for a little journal i am doing, first job was to decorate the front of the book.
I brushed on the 'Daisy Duck Egg' added some splashes of 'Lily the Pink Lime' and then using the rim of a coffee mug I added the rings in 'Oddly Oddly Conker'. Here is a close up, hopefully if you open the photo you will be able to see the shimmer.
Finally the title of the book is added...