"Imagine" what wonderful new things await us in the new year. I'm already thinking of what I want to make and what direction I want to take my blog. As usual, I'm getting a bit ahead of myself. It is still 2011 and a chance to look at what I've learned this year.
A Two Peas customer posted this question on their message board:
"What is the best tip you learned in 2011?"
Many of us contributed responses. (Here's the thread: Tips thread at Twopeasinabucket.com) One of my favorite responses to this thread was the reminder that you can learn just about anything on YouTube. I watched one of those helpful videos a few days ago. It was on making your own shimmer paint using Crystal Effects or Glossy Accents + ink from a reinker + Perfect Pearls (or another pearl powder). I experimented and created the flowers on the card above and the hearts on this card...
My paint didn't have as much shimmer as the example but it has a great sheen. It looks like frosted nail polish.
Watch Roxycar11's video at: Shimmer Paint
In the video she uses black paper for her base. I figured out why when I experimented. You get more shimmer painting on a dark background.
So what is your favorite tip from 2011?
On a personal note, we spent a very quiet Christmas at home. My husband who wanted to 'skip Christmas' ended up skipping it in bed. He had a terrible sore throat and some other cold symptoms so he has been taking it easy and I've been his nurse. I'm a terrible nurse so I'm expecting him to perk up any day now :-) He just ran himself silly in December visiting family and then trying to catch up in about 3 days when he got home. Fortunately, he is feeling better.
Thanks for visiting!