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Vendor Spolight: Shimmerz, Blingz, and Spritz

You ask and we deliver. We are pleased today to bring you reviews of Shimmerz, Blingz, and Shimmerz Spritz by Shimmering Products.

Shimmering Products is a family owned company, proudly creating Shimmerz, Blingz and Spritz in the USA. All of our products are : waterbased, non-toxic, versatile and highly iridescent. We created Shimmerz, Blingz and Spritz to help crafters of all kinds to breathe life and add dimension to their creations. We proudly stand behind each product and aim to give the highest quality customer service. We have many talented Design Team members to help us spread the shimmering news. Our hope is that our products will bring shimmerz and shine to all who use them.

Reported by Francie Horton

If there is one thing most girls love it’s shimmer and shine. Well, have I got some glitz for you! I had the pleasure of trying out Shimmerz Spritz and Shimmerz Blingz over the past couple of weeks and I had so much fun.

First up, I tried out the Shimmerz Spritz on watercolor paper in my journal. I used the colors Barn Door, Tuscan Sun, and Truffle. I had a Heidi Swapp mask on hand which proved to be perfect for this project. I placed the mask in place then sprayed the Spritz over it, zapped it with the heatgun, sprayed again, used the heatgun, and repeated until I got the color as deep as I wanted. I did this in several places on the layout with the three colors. I left the last layer wet before moving to a new color so that the colors would mix and mingle. I also did several layers of colors. I loved the results! I will definitely use these sprays in my journals more. And I want more colors!


the black on the left is the mask

Then I moved to the Blingz. I just happened to be working on an abstract painting a couple weeks ago and thought it might benefit from a little shimmer. So I applied Bubblegum Pink with a palette knife over the dark pink. It’s hard to see here but is very beautiful in person. I also used Fire Engine Red as highlights on the organic shapes on the right.

In a different painting I used Blingz on the background and then attempted to paint a portrait on top of it. No matter how many coats I used, though, the acrylic paint that was over the Blingz kept cracking. While this wasn’t desired for this painting, under different circumstances it could be used to create interesting effects.

And for my last experiment I used more of the Blingz as highlights on a watercolor painting. I used Fire Engine Red for the flowers, Spiced Cider in the hair, and Angle Wings for the eye lights. I was very pleased.

You have to mix quite a bit to get the shimmer into the liquid, but from what I’ve read of similar products this is a common issue so I’m not putting it in the cons.

Pros:

  • Prices are very reasonable when compared to similar products. (Spritz)
  • The range of colors is extensive. (Shimmerz)
  • I didn’t have any problems with the sprayer clogging or uneven spraying. (Spritz)

Cons:

  • Since they are called paints, I did expect them to be thicker. Instead, they are about the consistency of a thick ink. (Blingz)
  • You cannot apply any other paint over the Blingz or it will crackle.

All in all, I really enjoyed working with the Shimmerz products. Have you Shimmered yet? What did you think?

Giveaway time! Tell us how you add sparkle and shine to your projects and you will be entered to win a Shimmerz gift pack including 3 Shimmerz, 2 Blingz, and one bottle of Spritz. You have until Friday at midnight to enter. Good luck!!
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54 Responses to Vendor Spolight: Shimmerz, Blingz, and Spritz

  1. Sandra June 23, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    I use different items depending on what I am doing – if I want to add an over all shimmer, I use Glimmer Mist – if I want it localized I use a Marvy marker called TWINKLETTE GLITTER MARKERs, I also use Twinkling H2Os to paint with, or if I want a very fine tip I use the Sakura Stardust pen.
    thanks for the review – will have to check these out some day!
    Sandra

  2. Sue June 23, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    I make a lot of birthday cards that include stamped imagines of cupcakes. I love to use the Shimmerz Blings for the frosting. It adds dimension (looks like really frosting) and shimmer/glimmer. Sometimes as an added touch, I will use the Baby’s Breath Shimmerz Spritz to add a little extra sparkle to the card too. This same spritz is great for blinging up paper flowers for scrapbook pages, cards, and altered projects. I can’t say enough about Shimmerz products

  3. Anonymous June 23, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    I use Shimmerz products all the time on my projects when I want some shimmer and glitz! I think their products are awesome! I just haven’t tried Shimmerz Spritz yet, but I hope to soon!!

    Thanks for a chance to win some!!

    Clara Quaglia

    claraq29@yahoo.com

  4. Yvette June 23, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    Being semi new to card making I have not tried a lot of products that are available. Right now I use Spica markers and glitter for sparkle and shine. 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  5. ania June 23, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    How intriguing about the crackle-effect!! 😀 Personally I’m loving glimmermist (from Tattered Angels) & stickles – they’re my togo when it comes to adding shimmery stuff to my project – but would LOVE the chance to try out the shimmerz!! 🙂

  6. luluvision June 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    I love using twinkling H2O’s to add shimmer. I love how it’s subtle except when the light hits it just so, it really shimmers so nicely. I’ve love to give the shimmerz a shot. I hope I win! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  7. JPScraps June 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    I currently don’t have anything to add ‘sparkle & shine’ to my projects. 🙁

  8. Ruth Shanahan Allmart June 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    I use rhinestone brads and stick on gems a lot as I have two little girls. I also sometimes use glitter. I would love to try some of these products 🙂

  9. GabrielaD June 23, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    I am a glitter girl… I just love to add shimmer where ever I can. For example, on Stamping Bella stamps, I add glitter to the dresses of the “party girls”. I have added bling to cupcakes (as the cherry on top)…

    I have never tried Shimmerz, Blingz, or Shimmerz, but they sure like fun.

  10. KanataNewf June 23, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    hmm…I tend to use gems for bigger bling implementations but for glittery wings etc I usually pull out the stickles or good old glue and very fine glitter.

  11. sannika June 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Oh I would love to try these products… Stickles is my go-to sparkle at the moment.

  12. Michelle (mla1111) June 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    I love sparkle & glimmer…love shimmer, blingz, glimmer mists, copic spica glitter pens..love it all!

  13. Michelle (mla1111) June 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

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  14. Stephanie Hargis June 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm #

    I use glitter a lot! 😀 I love a card with glitter on it! I use many different types of glitter whether it is through glitter glue, loose powder glitter, or a glitter paint.

  15. Stampin_melissa June 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    Oh goodness, I use a number of different products depending on my mood and how much bling I want. I use glitter and a glue pen, a Sukara glitter pen, and the wonderful Shimmerz products! Nice thing about Shimmerz is how easy they are to use!

  16. Erika M. June 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    I have not had the pleasure of using these products as of yet. They are a tad bit on the expensive side. I have used the Souffle markers and the Sakura Stardust pen.

  17. hf52771 June 23, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Thanks for the review! It was SUPER helpful!
    ~Heather

  18. Cheri Howard June 23, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    I LOOOOOVE my Shimmerz and Blingz! I use them to paint images I’ve stamped rather than use markers or pencils. I also love to paint flowers for my cards – I can have any color flower I want! I also love how you can use Angel Wings or another pale color to paint a very thin layer to add sparkle without changing the color you’ve already used.

  19. theng June 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    I add shimmer and shine with perfect pearls and stickles. These look so pretty and fun to use!

  20. huntla1 June 23, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    I have not tried any of these products. I own twinkling H2O’s and tattered Angels Glimmer mist. I would love to see how these compare.

  21. ms.cheryl June 23, 2009 at 6:38 pm #

    I have used glimmer mists but would love to try these products. I always want what I don’t have…LOL. Thanks, ms.cheryl

  22. Jackie June 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm #

    I have not tried Shimmerz yet, I usually use Twinkling H2Os or Stickles to add a little sparkle, but would love to give these a try!

  23. sunkuma June 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    I love my shimmerz,blingz and spritz they add so much to a variety of art projects. I am thrilled with the cost of all the products, as I compare what is out on the market and what you get. Compared to sparkles….shimmerz is so much easier to use and gives you that professional look. These products are for the beginner as well as the advanced stamper, scrapbooker or artist. This is a must have!! The great thing is you can build your supply with the colors you want. These products are the best!!!
    sun

  24. Randi June 23, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    I don’t have any of the shimmers yet.
    I would like to try them sometime because so many people rave about them. Right now I use glitter pens when I want sparkle.

  25. Amanda Ann June 23, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    That watercolor painting is gorgeous!! I haven’t used Shimmerz yet, but have really been wanting to!

  26. Renee June 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    I love to shimmer.
    I use rhinestones and glimmer mist and perfect pearls…just waiting to add some Shimmerz to the collection!

  27. Tamikko June 23, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    I think these look really interesting and would love to try to paint with them. Using them with masks could be so addicting. Can’t wait to try it out.

  28. Katherine June 24, 2009 at 1:32 am #

    I love a little sparkle! I have heard so many great things about shimmerz, I can’t wait to try some myself. I guess I’m still a kid at heart, because I *love* glitter. My current addiction is Stickles glitter glue.

  29. Janet L. June 24, 2009 at 7:21 am #

    Using Stickles, stick-on rhinestones and spraying Glimmer Spritz has been my tools for sparkle and bling. I so enjoyed your demos on the uses and look forward to shining more!

  30. Eva June 24, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    WOW….these are amazing projects!!! I love to add shimmer just about to anything, so I would love to play with these.

  31. Jingle June 24, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    These are amazing! Wow! I use Glimmer mist and I still love good ‘ole glitter!

  32. Erica Hettwer June 24, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    I like to use the Sakura Stardust pen on some of my smaller projects. Adds a great touch without overwhelming the project.

  33. Axes DesigNs June 24, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    Oh…. Those projects are amazing…. some times I use the tattered angels .. and Ilove the effect I would like to try your products.

  34. Carole RB June 24, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    I don’t use shimmer or shine on my cards because I don’t have any products to do this. Thanks for a chance to win. If I do win I’ll be able to add some bling to my cards.

  35. potterylady June 24, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    I hope I am entering the contest by leaving this comment, if not, please let me know.

    I use glitter and sparkles on almost everything I do! I always thought I was the glitter girl, but it looks like theres are a lot of us. I have not used these particular products and would very much like to try them.

    Thanks, Alexis

  36. Jenn June 24, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    I havent’ tried shimmerz, but I REALLY want to!

    I have glitter and glitter glue and a few other things for bling, but shimmerz looks so yummy!

    I love your canvas!

  37. StampinCathy June 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    Love this shimmerz, Blingz, and Spritz. I love adding to flowers and making background. Thanks for a chance.
    The projects are just fabulous and so inspiring.

  38. Peggy June 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    I was so impressed with all of these products. The only thing I have used is the “Crystal Effects” for the shine and sprinkle “Dazzling Diamonds” on top for the sparkle. These are from Stampin’ Up.

  39. BabeCaddy June 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    I do not own any Shimmerz product yet, so I usually use Stickles or fine glitter and I also have some metallic rubs, but I don’t use them very often.

  40. Else Slipsager Petersen June 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    I use Glimmer mist on Lo and cards. My stamped images is painted with H2O colors. I have no Shimmerz yet but would really like to have some.

  41. Valerie Chmielak June 24, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    I just bought my first Shimmerz paint, I use Stickles, Twinkling H2O’s,Maya Mist and Glimmer Mist on my projects!

  42. Anonymous June 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    I’d like to try more ways than just rhinestones and glitter to supply the sparkle I crave…..these products look yummy and I’d love to have some to play with. Thanks for the chance! MollyK.

  43. Maggie June 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    Those looks very good. I use Stickles or Martha Stewart glitter to add shines to my Art..
    Maggie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

  44. Heidi June 24, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    Wow! What amazing samples! I would use the products to add shimmer to blossoms and cards that I make.

  45. Scrappy Rat June 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    I love the projects you’ve made with these. The portrait on book pages is gorgeous.

    I use just about every product I’ve ever encountered that sparkles or shimmers. Neato.

  46. musesmom June 24, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    I like just about anything that shimmers or shines. Love glitter, mists, paints, pens,you name it. Liked the way you used the Spritz in your journal…I’ll have to try using a spray with masks. Would love to win some of these!

  47. NANCY DARE June 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    Glimmer mist is the only product I’ve been able to try but I would love to try out the shimmerz-blingz & spritz.

  48. Lisa j June 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    I would love to win! Who doesn’t love adding a little sparkle to their projects! Thanks for the reminder that i “need” these!

    formeitsthree at yahoo dot com

  49. Expressions of a Creative Mind June 25, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    I have to say that I LOVE, LOVE your painting. I loved it so much that I went directly to your blog to check out more of your work. You’re awesome!!

  50. .................... June 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    Beautiful…I’d love to try Shimmerz…for now I use Stickles.

  51. Gail June 25, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    I have never “Shimmered”, and would love to try!

  52. arlsmom aka Lynda June 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

    Love how you used these to add shine!!! I use a lot of Twinkling H2Os and stickles right now…

  53. R. Bungart June 26, 2009 at 12:34 am #

    Hi,
    I have never used Shimmerz products but I want to try this.
    I use glimmer mists.
    Greatings from germany
    Inge

  54. Justme July 29, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    I love painting and coloring most of all. I am looking forward to any kind of new paint or anything shimmering and glitzy! How ver cool!!! I use the paints on just about everything I make even if only a highlight, it’s a very forgiving media for mistakes or coloring not done too well at times.
    ALL of your reviews are appreciated! I’m housebound and can only shop online and to have good reviews is a huge help to me but not to my wallet!
    Thanks
    I’m so jealous I’d love to be there! Donna
    donnalb@newsguy.com