How to Make Shimmery Backgrounds With Minx

Create shimmery backgrounds with Minx shimmery inks on plain old white paper.

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How to Make Shimmery Backgrounds With Minx
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Grab a bucket of water, Minx Shimmering inks,  mister filled with water and all types of paper.

Grab a bucket of water, Minx Shimmering inks, mister filled with water and all types of paper.

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Dip the paper in the bucket of water, and drop colors onto the paper. Mist with water if needed and let the colors run ... and mix... let the water do the job.

Dip the paper in the bucket of water, and drop colors onto the paper. Mist with water if needed and let the colors run ... and mix... let the water do the job.

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You might want to drip water onto the background by splatting it onto the paper with your hand.

You might want to drip water onto the background by splatting it onto the paper with your hand.

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Splatting and dripping color and water will leave you with a lot of beautiful shimmery backgrounds... Just drop them around you on the grass to dry.

Splatting and dripping color and water will leave you with a lot of beautiful shimmery backgrounds... Just drop them around you on the grass to dry.

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Aren't they gorgeous?  .. it's a pity you don't really see the shimmer of it.

Aren't they gorgeous? .. it's a pity you don't really see the shimmer of it.

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Using paper with a structure in it will look marvellous!

Using paper with a structure in it will look marvellous!

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This is what it looks like when it's drying....

This is what it looks like when it's drying....

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... and here is a close-up of it when completely dry.

... and here is a close-up of it when completely dry.

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I stamped the rose and heat embossed it in black. I added some structure with the Cracked Stencil and structure paste.  I added more color to the flower and leaves with Minx, also some splattering.

I stamped the rose and heat embossed it in black. I added some structure with the Cracked Stencil and structure paste. I added more color to the flower and leaves with Minx, also some splattering.

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A close-up!

A close-up!

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The first finished card.

The first finished card.

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This was a real bad type of paper, but I kind of like how it turned out.  Here it's still lying in the grass... to dry.

This was a real bad type of paper, but I kind of like how it turned out. Here it's still lying in the grass... to dry.

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