shimmer water effect

Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have a fun water effect. Water is so fascinating and super cool to try and recreate it on your projects.

To make it more fun I have added shimmer to create some pretty sparkling water and of course, it’s not hard at all.

In the video, I walk you through making the water effect background and how you can easily colour Sally the cute seahorse. Below are the pictures and the close-ups of the spread as well as the card.

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shimmer water effect

These pages are from my Joggles Smooth & Sturdy White Disc Bound Journal – 6″ x 6″ ( JGG ) and I find this less intimidating to work in than a complete journal or planner with the separate pages that you can easily take out. The disc-bound journals are also great when you are a beginner at journaling.

But they are also great to test and keep track of new techniques for any paper craft.

shimmer water effect

I used Art By Marlene So-Fish-Ticated – Cling Stamp – Sally ( JGG | ECS ) for the focal point.

Both seahorses were coloured using Cosmic Shimmer – Watercolor Ink Stormy Sky( SBC | JGG | ECS ), Turquoise Cascade( SBC | JGG | ECS )
and Holly Green( SBC | JGG | ECS ) for the blue-green Sally. 

And for pink-yellow Sally I used Golden Sunrise ( SBC | JGG | ECS ), Ink Flamingo Pink( SBC | JGG | ECS ) and Red Sunset( SBC | JGG | ECS ).

These inks come ready in a bottle, make sure to shake them to mix the higly pigmented ink with the mica particles and you only need a bit to get a lot of colours. Blend and mix to your heart’s content to get even more colours.

shimmer water effect

The “water” background was made with Cosmic Shimmer – Pixie Sparkles – Beyond Blue ( SBC | JGG | ECS ) along with Pixie Powder – Aqua Lagoon ( SBC | JGG | ECS ), Midnight Blue ( SBC | JGG | ECS ) and Emerald Green ( SBC | JGG | ECS ). The pixie powders and sparkle are a bit less pigmented giving sort of a lighter more clear look, which works great for a water effect.

I have added lots of green, plants and a few starfish from ABM So-Fish-Ticated Die Cut Block – Paper Elements ( JGG | ECS )
The die-cut block has ready to press out pieces to use on your craft projects and it’s a fun way to create interest on your pages and cards.

shimmer water effect

And of course, this technique can be used on a card as well, always think in options, so I did the same to create a card with loyts of sparkle and shimmer.

shimmer water effect
shimmer water effect

Are you ready to give this water technique a try, enjoy. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!