My infatuation with shimmer started in 1999. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in Chicago on business at the time the movie “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” was coming out. All of the fashion magazines were featuring girls with make-up resembling fairies. Essential to a fairy’s appearance? A soft, shimmery glow.
My cohorts and I scoured every make-up counter for the perfect product (you think I am obsessive with art supplies? You should have seen how I used to be while shopping for make-up!) to give ourselves that fresh glow. I can’t tell you how many dollars were wasted on bad shimmer. A lot of make-up ended up in the Luggage archives, only to be later thrown away. These days it’s easy to find a good shimmer.
Not so easy to find good shimmer in paper products though. So much of it is too glittery, which makes me think it looks like a grade school project. I was looking for the perfect subtle shimmer. Cut to the chase? How did I make these tags? Easy. A little bit of Perfect Pearls in a spray bottle. Simple as pie. Umm…pie. One photo with the flash to highlight the shimmer and one in natural light. I bent them a little on purpose to give them a worn look. Two of the tags are for my friend, so I matched them up with hand dyed ribbon.
All images: justjohanna rubber stamps. Holtz Distress Inks.