Layers That Shine – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Beautiful effects can be hard work – layer upon layer you build up a beautiful mess that becomes a masterpiece in the end. It takes time and patience to achieve a striking effect.

Today I am sharing how I used a variety of products to create layers of shine on top of each other for a spectacular finish.


  • Step 1

    You will need a stencil, texture paste and a palette knife.

  • Step 2

    Work on any piece of cardstock – I used a scrap piece from my stash. Apply a nice even and smooth layer of texture paste through the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil and leave the paste to dry.

  • Step 3

    For the layering of the colour you will need Walnut ink crystals, 2 colours of pigment powder and All Purpose ink (not pictured).

  • Step 4

    Add a small amount of pigment powders onto a palette.

  • Step 5

    Use a paint brush loaded with water, mix the powder into a thin paste and apply the lightest colour of shimmer first over selected areas of your stencilled pattern.

  • Step 6

    Then repeat the process with your second darker colour of pigment.

  • Step 7

    Dip a clean paint brush into the All Purpose Ink and paint over the wet pigment areas.

  • Step 8

    Create a small hole in the top of your Walnut ink crystal’s protective covering once you have removed the cap. Shake a small amount of crystals onto your project.

  • Step 9

    Mist the crystal with water and leave it to react naturally.

  • Step 10

    Lift your art work and let the inks flow together to create an interesting effect. Leave it to dry naturally.

Once dry add a few embellishments and see how your layers of shimmery goodness makes for an interesting work of art.


Post by The Wholesaler’s Designer Jowilna Nolte. We are very proud to introduce you to our first designer, Jowilna Nolte. Jowilna is a true creative and she will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.


  1. Cathy Sanders

    Love the walnut crystal idea… never thought of that! Super project. Thanks Jowilna Nolte for sharing your amazing talent with us each week.

  2. Talita Stoltz

    Wow, Jowilna, beautiful piece ❣️

  3. jowilna

    Thanks so much my American MOM 🙂 and Cath xxx

  4. Cariena Basson

    beautiful effect!!!

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