How to use Nuvo Shimmer Powders

by Julie Hyde on March 31, 2023

When you create with Nuvo Shimmer Powders you can achieve so many wonderful  and spectacular results. You can use the powders on just about every surface and the finished project is going to be unique each and every time.  If you're not  sure what Nuvo Shimmer Powders are or haven't used them before then read on to find out more!

What are Nuvo Shimmer Powders?

Nuvo Shimmer Powder is a fine, loose powder that adds a beautiful shimmer and shine to any crafting project. It comes in a variety of colors and can be used on a variety of surfaces, including paper, fabric, and even wood. The powder is activated with water, making it easy to control the intensity of the shimmer. It's perfect for adding a touch of magic to your next crafting project! 

The powders come in two different varieties. One that has a mix of different pigments in them that are going to split into lots of different colors and the other that have a single color.   

The picture on the side of the bottle where it tells you the colour name shows the colours that are contained within the powder:

Nuvo Shimmer Powder Techniques for Beginners

If you're new to Nuvo Shimmer Powders, don't worry! There are plenty of techniques that are perfect for beginners. Here are a few to get you started:

  • Watercolor Backgrounds One of the easiest ways to use Nuvo Shimmer Powders is to create a watercolor background. Simply add a small amount of powder to a spray bottle or brush and mix it with water. Then, apply the mixture to your paper or fabric and watch as it transforms into a stunning shimmering background. You can also mix multiple colors together to create a unique and colorful background. 

  • Embossed Designs Another easy technique is to use Nuvo Shimmer Powders with embossing powder. First, apply embossing powder to your paper or fabric and heat it with an embossing gun. Then, apply a small amount of Nuvo Shimmer Powder to the embossed area and watch as it transforms into a beautiful and shimmering design. 

  • Stenciling Stenciling is another easy technique that's perfect for beginners. Simply place a stencil over your paper or fabric and apply Nuvo Shimmer Powder with a brush or spray bottle. Then, carefully remove the stencil and watch as your design comes to life with shimmer and shine.

How to use Nuvo Shimmer Powder to Create Tags

Nuvo Shimmer Powder is a great addition to any tag project. You can use it to add a subtle shimmer to your background or create a bold, glittery focal point. To use Nuvo Shimmer Powder on tags card making, start by selecting your colors and deciding where you want to add the shimmer. You can mix the powder with water to create a paint-like consistency or sprinkle it directly onto your project for a more textured effect. Experiment with different techniques and have fun adding a touch of sparkle to your tags.

Using Nuvo Shimmer Powder as Backgrounds for Scrapbooking Layouts.

Nuvo Shimmer Powder isn't just for card making! It can also be used in scrapbooking to add a touch of sparkle to your layouts. Try mixing the powder with water and using a paintbrush to create a watercolor effect on your pages. You can also sprinkle the powder directly onto your photos or embellishments for a more textured look. Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and techniques to create unique and eye-catching scrapbook pages.

Easy Craft Ideas Mixed Media Tags using Rubons

Both of these images give you a great idea of how you can use Nuvo Shimmer Powders to create backgrounds on your Scrapbooking Layouts.  

Creating mixed media projects with Nuvo Shimmer Powder.

Nuvo Shimmer Powder is a versatile product that can be used in a variety of mixed media projects. Try mixing the powder with modeling paste or texture paste to create a dimensional effect on your canvas or art journal pages. You can also mix the powder with acrylic paint to add a subtle shimmer to your paintings. Don't be afraid to experiment with different mediums and techniques to create unique and stunning mixed media projects with Nuvo Shimmer Powder.

Tips and Tricks for Working with Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

Working with Nuvo Shimmer Powder can be a fun and rewarding experience for crafters of all skill levels.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this versatile product:

1) Use a small amount of powder to start and build up the intensity as needed.

2) Experiment with different mediums and techniques to create unique effects.

3) Mix the powder with water or a clear medium to create a shimmer spray.

4) You can wait for the card to dry naturally, but that can cause “pools” of water to appear which will look splotchy when dried. For better results use a heat gun to dry the paper quickly. Move the heat gun around the paper in small circles to stop it getting too warm.

5) The best card to use is artist’s watercolour card or paper as it’s got a good absorbency rate so when you spritz it with water it will take in the water rather than running off the sides.

6). Note, that as this is a water based product, if you get it wet again then the colours will run.

7). Try running the finished card through a die cutting machine or your Cameo to create diecut shapes. 

Experimenting with Colour

When it comes to adding depth and interest to your crafting projects, color can make all the difference. Using vibrant, bold colors can create a statement piece that really pops, while more subtle hues can add a sense of delicacy and elegance. 

Consider experimenting with different shades of one color or incorporating contrasting colors for a bold look. You could also try using variegated fibers. 

Remember, even small changes in color can have a big impact on the final project. So don't be afraid to experiment and find new and exciting color combinations for your next crafting endeavor!

To Wrap Up!

Nuvo Shimmer Powders are a fantastic way to add some extra shimmer and shine to your crafts. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter, there are endless possibilities when it comes to using these powders. From watercolor backgrounds to embossed designs, there are so many techniques to try. Plus, they're affordable, non-toxic, and incredibly easy to use. So why not get your craft on and try out some of these easy Nuvo Shimmer Powder ideas for beginners? You're sure to love the results!

Where to Buy Nuvo Shimmer Powders

If you're interested in getting your hands on some of these Nuvo Shimmer Powders then look no further than our online store Scrap of Your Life. Choose from the complete colour selection and even download a Free Printable.

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Julie Hyde
Memory Keeper, Art Journaller, Inspired to Create Everyday.
(Owner of Scrap of Your life and Founder of the Creative Inner Circle).


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