Aqua Shimmer Pens are made by Tonic/Nuvo. They are shimmery brush pens with a VERY FINE iridescent glitter that runs through it. The glitter is SO FINE in the pen it is hardly seen... but as you catch the light you can REALLY SEE the shimmer come to life!!!
We carry the Aqua Shimmer Pens in 2 colors... Glitter Gloss (which lands more "silver" in color) and Midas Touch (which has a more "gold" tint to it)
Check out these fun ideas!!!
In an empty watercolor palette, add in a few particles of Color Burst. I decided to use these warm tones for coloring my flowers!!
Because the Aqua Shimmer Pens are wet on the tip, you can easily pick up the Color Burst Powder and start watercoloring!!
To do a color-wash, I squeeze out the shimmer from the pen into the palette so it thins the Color Burst. Then I take my Aqua Shimmer Pen and paint with the diluted color to fill in larger areas!
I like to stamp and heat-emboss my images with the Ivory Embossing Powder from Stampendous.. When you watercolor over the white embossing the images COME TO LIFE!! When I was done watercoloring my image, I still had some ink on the tip of my brush and I flicked the brush over the paper and added a SHIMMERY SPLATTER across the entire page!!
When I was all done painting the strawberries I squeezed out some shimmer so I could do a color-wash on the background.
Just LOOK HOW SHIMMERY the paper is!!!
You can always squeeze out some of the shimmer to thin the inks to get dark and light tones
I love this Vulture stamp colored with Distress Oxide inks Wild Honey and Faded Jeans
I like to do the mirror/reflection stamping technique for creating the 2 swans looking at each other... you can view that technique by viewing one of our past blogs!! https://www.stampadoodle.com/stampadoodle-blog/reflections
Did you know that if you stamp with Distress Inks onto Kromekote Paper that the image becomes resistant to water?!?! The reason is because the surface is "permeable" meaning the image falls BELOW the glossy finish.
This is great because you can stamp an image.. LET IT DRY... then smoosh inks onto Acetate (or a craft mat) and watercolor the image you just stamped. What happens is the ink you stamped in IS PERMANENT and won't move!!
So you can stamp and watercolor with the SAME INK.
I also love watercoloring with Tombow Markers.... this is my personal favorite way for watercoloring!!!
Color onto a piece of Acetate (or a craft mat) and spritz a little bit of water. Then, watercolor like usual!!
I always start my watercolors where the shadows might be (for example, the underside of the swan) and that is where the ink will be darkest.
You can also PAINT ITEMS with Acrylic Paint!! I like to squeeze out a *tiny bit* of Acrylic Paint onto my craft mat and then paint with my Aqua Shimmer Pen.
Below, check out how I painted one of these Wood Veneer Flying Keys with a little bit of Black Acyrlic Paint and the Aqua Shimmer Pen... the Flying Key is now SO GLITTERY!!!
Stop by to see us to get inspired!! We would LOVE to see you!!