Creating Shimmer and Sparkle colors | Alcohol inks and Watercolors | Shell Painting | Kellie Chasse | Skillshare

Creating Shimmer and Sparkle colors | Alcohol inks and Watercolors | Shell Painting

Kellie Chasse, Artist/Instructor ✅ 15+ Years

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18 Lessons (1h 18m)
    • 1. Introduction Alcohol Ink Shell with Shimmer

    • 2. Dye vs Pigment

    • 3. How to create a shimmer with Alcohol inks

    • 4. Alcohol ink more colors and sealing

    • 5. Watercolor Ink on Yupo and Watercolor Papers

    • 6. Adding Pigments to Watercolors on Watercolor Paper 2

    • 7. Bombay Inks & Waterbrush Pen

    • 8. More Options with Dry Pigments

    • 9. Tips

    • 10. Tracing Quick Tip

    • 11. Using Masking Fluid

    • 12. Adding Ink and Shimmer

    • 13. Begin the Background

    • 14. Adding a Dry Shimmer

    • 15. Finishing with some Zen Doodle work

    • 16. What is a Mood Board

    • 17. How to create a Mood Board

    • 18. Project time Skillshare


About This Class

Hi my Artsy Peeps and WELCOME to the SHIMMER CLASS!

Today I would love to show you how you can create your own Iridescent Shimmer Sparkle Paints with your Mediums! This class is for beginners and up. 

Let's Explore pigments and dyes to create some lovely shimmers and sparkle in your alcohol ink and watercolors. Get your supplies ready ... and let's start having fun creating a few colors and the shell scene together!


In the Course we will Cover:

  1. Dye's vs Pigments

  2. How to create Shimmering colors with alcohol inks and watercolors.

  3. How to use a Water-brush pen to create shimmery letters that you can use for your wedding, bridal, or shower invites!

  4. Then we will cover a full shell painting project using alcohol ink and shimmer.

  5. As a bonus I've added two more printable PDF's of shell for you to play with (Find them under the Project/Resource Section). 

  6. Finally we will  talk a little bit about creating a Mood board and I'll walk you through my process on how I create a simple mood board. 

Looking for the supplies, I've made it easy with listing them all here in my Amazon Shop

Check out my newest course: Alcohol Ink Wine Glasses/Coffee cups

Now, let's get ready to have some fun, relax and create!

Your Art Coach and online Cheerleader,


A Simple Living, Full Time Artist, and Instructor from Maine

*Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer or your doctor before using.