5 Days & more than 5 ways to use Shimmer Paint: Day 1

I’ve been getting lots of requests to show different ways to use Shimmer Paint, so I thought I’d do a series on it.  All week long I’ll be sharing different techniques and ways that Shimmer Paint can be used to add some shimmer to your projects.  Our Shimmer Paint comes in 4 different shades, we have Bright Copper, Champagne Mist, Frost White and Vegas Gold and each one is stunning in it’s own way.  I shared a card the other day using the Copper Shimmer Paint on Doilies.  You can see that HERE

Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Studio

Today’s card features 3 different ways to use Shimmer Paint.  I started out using the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint with a sponge Dauber and I pounced the paint directly on the stamp from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.  The paint dries relatively fast, so you want to make sure to clean your stamp and Sponge Dauber right way.

Stampin' Up!, Merry Christmas to All stamp set, Copper Shimmer Paint, Stampin' StudioNext, I created an interesting background on the Merry Merlot cardstock by spilling a small amount of Shimmer Paint on waxed paper.  I then used a second piece of waxed paper that I crumpled up into a ball to pick up a bit of the paint and pounced it on the cardstock in a random pattern.

My third use of the Shimmer Paint was to change the color of the Faceted Dots.  Since we have no dot embellishments that come in copper, I thought this was the perfect solution.  The Faceted Dots come in a package with Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron, but with a Sponge Dauber and the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint, I was able to pounce the copper color onto the dots and now I have the perfect embellishment to coordinate with the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon and the Snowflake Wire Embellishments.

Be sure to come back each day this week, for more ways to use the wonderful Shimmer Paints

Supplies used on today’s card




  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cards, Tina! Please let me know how you cleaned the Shimmer Pain from your daubers n’ stamps! Did I miss that?? I read that one should clean immediately….but I didn’t read with what?? N’ how?? Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas! Happy Stampin’ n’ Creatin’!

    • Hi Judith,
      Thank you for your comment. Because the Shimmer Paints dry relatively quick, you want to clean them well with soap and water before the paint dries.  I run the dauber under the water faucet, then add one pump of liquid soap to the tip of the dauber.  Next I run the stamp under the facet and then use the soaped up Sponge Dauber to rub the paint off, then I pat it dry with a paper towel.  This method cleans the stamp off really well and it gets most of the paint off the dauber.  I use a little more soap and my finger nail across the dauber to remove any remaining paint then allow it to air dry.

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